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 9, 1941, Tuesday

Cold wind, Sun has a sickly pale glow this morning. Daylight about 7 A.M. and lasts until about 6 P.M. and getting a bit shorter each day. That makes a person have to hustle and rustle to get their daily tasks completed. Scripture reading Luke 22:31-32, Psalm 23. Lottie and Thursa spent afternoon with me. Thursa and John drove into Oklahoma last Wednesday. Today was Jim and Lottie's Wedding Anniversary. They were married in our Gip home 45 years ago. George Stephens was married November 9 to Ruth Porter Driskill, a widow 29 years old with a small daughter. Lottie, Jim, John and Thursa are going to Oklahoma City to spend day with Guy Pafford and John Hanes, an uncle. They will stay at night with Essa Simmons. Thursa saw Loys as she came through Denver. I wrote Jack a letter today and Loys also.

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January 1941

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

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