Oklahoma Pioneer Mittie Stephens Cobb enjoyed family, home and garden. Mittie's 1941 Journal shares weathered pioneer experiences and every day life in Arapaho, Oklahoma. Mittie and Rufus "Dad" lived west of Arapaho with daughter Mary and son Frank and owned the Cobb Store in Arapaho. Cecil and Lena Cobb, Fannie and Richard Bland lived nearby. George, Jack, Loys Cooper, Randall and Mildred Shankland moved out of state and stayed in touch by letters. Mittie turned 73 years in 1941 outliving three of her children, Rexie, Rollie and Harvey.

It was serendipity

to have Mittie's Journal to read and share in 2008. The calendar days of 1941 are the same as 2008. Richard received the Journal from his mother, Fannie, and gave the Journal to his cousin Betty in spring 2008. This great-granddaughter first had it in hand in July 2008. For a few weeks it was transcribed to email for family. Mittie's Journal blog began October 12, the anniversary of the day Mittie and Rufus landed at Gip, Oklahoma 1892 in open prairie. Check out that Journal entry. It is a blessing to share this Journal with others. To stay in the matching year the remaining Journal days appear in the Journal Archive as they are posted. Thanks for stopping by.

November 29, 1941, Saturday

A light rain in early morning, dark and cloudy the rest of the day. Had the gas light on up till 12 Noon. Frank took Dad to round up cattle to ship tomorrow. Mary's jaw almost drove her distracted last night, but she feels some better today. I put out the plants that come from Tucker's Nursery after Noon. Received another bundle of bulbs come from Texas in mail. I will not transplant them until Monday. Scripture reading Matt 20:20-28. Frank is back from Gip, says the cattle are looking good and slick. The price is steady from 7 to 9 cents. I went to Clinton with Mary and Josephine an saw Movie of Zane Grey's book, "Knights of the Range." Mary come back with me about 7:30 P.M. then she returned for Josephine who was getting a Shampoo.

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Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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