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 10, 1941, Wednesday

Cold wind comes from North east chilling to the Bone, piercing through heavy wraps. Sun has a pale cast. Dad, Frank and Mary have gone to the Store. I have more writing to do today and will be busy until 11 A.M. when Mary will come for me to go eat dinner with the Club at City Hall. We are Lena's guests for the day. Scripture reading Matthew 14:14-32.

The farmers will have an all day meeting also. Mary just returned saying that the Festival was called off as War is taking up every one's time in talk and work. Dick and Fanny ate dinner with us. Dad and I are giving Gifts to our children of money or it's equivalent. To Fanny we gave a young heifer soon to be with calf worth about 75 dollars or more. To George and Lela 50 dollars, Mildred and Ralph 50 dollars, Loys, Jack, Cecil & Lena was 25 dollars each. Wrote to George and Lela that finishes my Xmas letter writing for several weeks. Can give more time to other duties. Much colder wind blows up at dark.

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January 1941

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

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