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 3, 1941, Monday

Partly cloudy, wind brisk and colder. Count convenes this morning and everyone is moving around briskly. Grace was here. She said Bobby was sick and couldn't come to school. Grace has a head cold, same as Dad and I.

Dad and Grace will look around this week for a home to buy for her and family. Scripture reading Ephesians 6:1017. The M. E. Ladies are serving Dinner for Court Officials and Jury. I may go down after a while if I feel well enough.

There are about 3 dozen Fairy-lily Bulbs to plant around the Porches. When I got them set out Dad and Grace come by for me to go to town with them to eat Dinner, the Aid women served. I met Mrs. Main. We chatted about things in general. When dinner was called Dad, Cecil, Lena, Mary, Grace, Mr. Main all joined us. We had a pleasant time and splendid dinner. Mary and I went to Clinton for Permanent and Shampoo.

While we were gone Dad, Grace and Mrs. Gibbons made trade and Grace will now have the Ammons place for her home, and can have possession next month. I saw the Alice Faye, Romero Wayne, Carmen Mirambo screen play and enjoyed it, "Weekend in Havanna," very good story and pretty scenes, fine acts. Mary come to Clinton at 7 P.M. for me. So it was an Eventful Day for all concerned and pleasant memories.

Ammons Place is on the Main County line to Butler one and half miles from School and Arapaho, five and half miles to Clinton market. Grace's family is happy in possession of their own home.

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