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 10, 1941, Friday

A continuation of Beautiful weather, calm and clear, pleasant for early Winter. Mary and Frank are both down town for first time since I've been sick and suffering. I see the School buses have gone for the Day. It is now Noon. My Ear is no Better and my Throat will remain Sore until my Ear gets well. Scripture reading Daniel 5:10-16

Time seems longer when I'm alone but I'll try to employ it as Best as I may until night. Am too weak to accomplish any work but can Crochet a little while sitting in Easy Chair upholstered with Pillows for my comfort. About 2 P.M. Mary brought Frank to the house. He cooked a lunch for he and I. Mary still insists on having a Doctor to treat my Throat and ear, but as the Rising is open now and running pus I see no use in having one called in as long as I'm conscious. A letter from Mildred tonight. She was sick in bed for 4 days. Her head hurt so long. Ralph was abed for several days too. The children are back in school again. Poor little young mother so far from me, but may it is Better for each of us would Worry over the Other and would be helpless to aid the Other. God will Watch over us.

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January 1941

January 1941
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