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 7, 1941, Sunday

Another lovely morning, calm and sunny, cold but above freezing. Scripture reading John 8:21-25. Dad wants to go out to Cecil's. We couldn't go until it was way too late and decided to wait until morning. Dad and Cecil will both sell cattle before Christmas.

Japan has declared War against the U.S. The Radios were ringing with the News all afternoon and night.

Frank will take over the 75 head of cattle and places here. He and Mary will take over the Store business. Dad will buy and sell cattle as long as he is able to do so.


Susan said...

Mittie probably was not aware one of Rufus kinsman died at Pearl Harbor. Ballard Burgher Cobb died in the Arizona. Ballard was son of William Harvey Cobb, grandson of Harvey Ballard Cobb, and great grandson of Rowland Ballard Cobb.

COBB, Ballard Burgher, S1c, USN, Texas

Mittie's Journal said...


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January 1941

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

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