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.

January 1, 1941, Tuesday

Weather is warm & clear at 10 A.M., pleasant and pretty outdoors. But Forecast says much colder by night. Barbara was up early and ready for School. I showed her how to solve her math problems last night and she worked each one in her lessons. Dear little girl, she had her Best Dolly and it's Wardrobe with her. She is looking and feeling better now. My cold is No Better. Have a temperature each day. Maybe I can go somewhere tonight after being a "Shut In" during the Holiday Vacation. Mary cleaned and dusted my room for me. Scripture reading 2 Cor. 5th chapter. All things are become new. This is a New Year, new day and new opportunities will confront each of us. Barbara was only one of the school children here at Noon. At night Barbara returned with Mary and Dad to stay until tomorrow. She said Bobby and the 2 girls were not at School today. She and Mary retired early to bed.

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January 1941

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

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