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.

March 4, 1941, Tuesday

COLDER. Wind from the North, a bit colder than yesterday. Frank and Dick Bland went to Gip to see about the Cattle. Tomorrow they will be at Dick's place. Mary did the house work before Frank come for her to go to the Store. Bobby went to school early and will eat down town. Scripture reading Mark 8:34-38, I Samuel 7:1-7

I will have a nice long day to myself and will sew, crochet and read. Betty Lou and Marilyn come for dinner and there was nothing prepared but I managed to give them something to eat. Grace come by to get her kiddies and went to the Show.

Marjorie Standley and Nina Cravens come yesterday evening. These girls and Mary went after Ruth Reed and daughter at Clinton. The crowd cooked a late dinner and had a happy time together after which the girls took Ruth and daughter home. The Wind is changing to the East.

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January 1941

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Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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