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 21, 1941, Sunday

Cloudy and windy, we may get some bad weather soon after these lovely days. Scripture reading Isaiah 40:1-41. Dad and Frank went to load Trucks with cattle for tomorrow's Market. Hope they bring a good price and all goes well with everybody. Keeps me busy writing and addressing Christmas cards. Cecil and Lena were here for an hour.

We went to Clinton after that. I saw matinee, Sundown, very good picture. When we returned to Arapaho, Dad, Mary and I visited the sick. Mrs. Blakely was able to sit up in chair and was glad to have us, she is speechless but shows her thoughts by expression and actions. All of her children have visited her this week. Mr. Casey is able to sit up but too feeble to be out of his room. He is cheerful and wants to talk all the time. They have a good nurse for him. The Flints arrived from California yesterday. They didn't go by where Jack is so he never had a chance to come with them.

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January 1941

January 1941
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