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 2, 1941, Tuesday

Bright sunny morning, the first one for some time, pleasant and calm. Scripture reading John 8:25-32. Bobby was very glad to get back and the cattle sold well, bringing a good price. Grace and her Mother came by on their way to Laundry. Afternoon I walked over to see how Mr. Casey was getting along. He is much weaker now than 2 weeks ago. Another daughter is here from Florida, the one from Tulsa went home, but they have a lot of company coming and going. From Casey's I went with Mrs. Flint to see Mrs. Myers. She gave me some lovely Mums to plant. I sat and rested at Mrs. Flint's and Mrs. Deason's. She is not feeling well and shows it. I was very tired and had to rest a long time before going on to Store. She gave me a lot of plants. Am too weak to walk far any more so never attempt a Long walk without resting along the way. Mary had gone to Clinton to the Dentist. She and Dad were late coming back. It was after dark when we got home.

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January 1941

January 1941
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