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 14, 1941, Sunday

Weather ... dripping Rain and Ground is water soaked and Slick muddy roads. The Skies are clearing up. We may have Sunshine before day ends. The weather has been cloudy, damp and cold since Wednesday. Mary and Frank spent last Evening at Clinton. She got some medicine for my Sinus trouble. Scripture read Gen. 26:12-18, Isaiah 55.

2 P.M. Mary took me to Matinee at Del Rio. Saw Ann Sheridan and other Stars play Navy Blues. We were back home at 5 o'clock. I didn't want to be away from my easy chair. Received a letter from Mildred saying she felt safe in her home outside of Coastal War Zone at Los Angeles. Mr. and Mrs. Shankland received $100 compensation for Car wreck injuries and cost of Doctor Bills.

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January 1941

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

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