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 6, 1941, Thursday

Sun shines warm and bright but the North wind blows cold and swiftly. There was Frost and thin ice outdoors. Temperature 30 degrees. I wrote to Oklahoma City for Birth Certificates for George H. Cobb Jr. and to know if any of George H. Cobb Sr. family were recorded at Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Scripture reading Romans 12:21, Luke 4:1-13. My days are filled with many duties for others. After Noon I went with Frank and Dad to Gip. Found Grace out on horseback separating cattle. The calves are being weaned for their mothers and the cows break thru the fences. The men worked until night. A little Rain fell on us as we come to town.

Marilyn stayed in for a party at Mrs. Hastings given in honor of the Allen children who leave this month to live in New Mexico. At night Mary took Marilyn and I too the Ritz Theater to see a play by Edith Fellows, The Five Little Peppers. Marilyn enjoyed seeing the children play.

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