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 24, 1941, Wednesday

Christmas Eve! Bright and windy. I went to bed feeling so sick, was up many times during the night. Mary got alarmed over hearing me up so often and came downstairs to see if she could be of any assistance. A siege of indigestion and heart weakness come over me and no sleep I got until about 6 A.M. and slept until 8 and then arose and went to work addressing cards to mail. Mary and Jo did the kitchen work and hurried to the Store so Frank could take Dad out to Gip to see if feeding of stock and work was well done. Scripture reading Luke 1:26-35.

Every thing in my room looks so pretty and cheerful with bright red Poinsettias, green Ferns and trailing vines and Begonias in bloom. The girls and I went to Clinton to get more Cards and gifts. I bought things for the house. They got presents for each other and me.

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January 1941

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

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