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 30, 1941, Sunday

Getting cooler. Sun was shining brightly at early morning and Wind from the South, suddenly the Sun was clouded and Wind veered from the North and blowing colder. The month ends today. It has been very nice for Autumn.

Most of us wanted to sleep and snuggle in bed, especially Mary, Josephine. Dad will ship a Truck load of Steers this afternoon to Oklahoma City market. Scripture reading I Cor. 3:9-17. Mary took me to afternoon matinee. Cecil and Lena come for Dinner. They brought food with them to help make a variety. Her light Rolls and Pumpkin Pies were excellent. Josephine and Mary went to Oklahoma City with the Teels. Josephine went from there to Okema on the Bus. Mabel and Mary will return tomorrow. Dad come from Gip at 7 P.M. and cattle went on to market.

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January 1941

January 1941
Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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