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 28, 1941, Sunday

Weather is cold, Bright & Beautiful, calm and serene. Scripture reading I Peter 5th chapter, Luke 12:22-34. There is so much Sorrow, Wickedness and Suffering and the Horrors of War in many Countries. It causes Waves of Sorrowing Grief to sweep over me and my eyes fill with tears for the Anguish of Body and Souls Others are Bearing because of War and it's horrible sufferings. God hasten the Day when there will be No More War. God Bless Our President and All of Our Official Statesmen and Ambassadors of Peace.

The girls took Dad to Church after that Mary and Josephine will go on toward Okema either in our Car or the Bus. I can get a Great Comfort by reading the Bible and being alone to Commune with my Heavenly Father.

Girls left at 11 A.M. to go by Essa Simmons. I sent E. a nice card of Thanks and Happy New Year Wishes. I managed to wash that large stack of dishes that had collected. Mary returned home at 7 P.M. The girls met Essa and Sewall before they reached their house. They were going to Red Cross meeting at Yukon and the girls went on to El Reno for Josephine to take Bus to Okema. Dad called on the sick, Mrs. Blakely and Mr. Casey.

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