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.

December 1, 1941, Monday

Cloudy and not cold. It is gloomy like Rain in the distance and has been all morning and up till middle of Fore-noon. I have had a lot of work as Mary is away and the household tasks fall to me. And, I set out Rose bushes, plants, shrubs, and Arborvitae that were expressed to me, also Dozens of Mums and Spirea. Am exhausted but enjoyed the work. Scripture reading Romans 8:28, Phil. 1:12-20.

Frank took a man to Gip to work there. It will be six more weeks before cattle are all sold after being fed. Mary returned about 4 P.M. A magazine subscription-taker came by for help, and I am about half-mad because I subscribed for paper.

Received a letter from Lela asking for Birth Certificates for her children, but she hasn't sent answers to my questions. Loys writes she wants to go to California to see Mildred and wants Mary to make the drive with her and her children. Bobby spent the night here after he returned from the Oklahoma City market where the cattle was taken to be sold.

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January 1941

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

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