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 11, 1941, Saturday

Another beautiful Winter Day. Warm sunshine, calm breezes. My Throat is so better and Ear doesn't run and pain me so as yesterday and all week long with attacks of coughing would take place. Oh how painful they were to my Lungs and Head and Throat. As the Weather was cold and damp part time, the Heaters were left burning so I could wait upon myself and get from room to room. Some days I spent alone. My Easy Chair is padded with pillows and sits by the fire. My cough is easier when I sit up and I can reach and I can reach for my Medicine to take at right time. I want no Company for I can't talk nor hear.

Looks so pleasant and pretty outside, I wish I could spend a day driving around but Alas! am not able to stand the bumps of ride. Must content myself by looking out.

My greatest Blessing is Peace and Contentment with my Surroundings where all is Peaceful Quietude.

Praise God from Whom All Blessings flow. Scripture reading Gal. 4:16, I Cor. 1:17-24. Frank and Dad will go to Elk City with a Truck load of Dry Goods to Auction off at Sale. Such a lovely Day for an Outing. House Plants are enjoying a Sun Bath as the Warm Rays of Sunshine comes thru the Windows over them.

Lena, her mother and sister Elaine, come by to see how I was feeling. They are out enjoying this fine weather. They were driving around over the countryside and on to Clinton. Dad and Frank returned without having a Sale of Dry Goods. Mary with Nora Lee Porter and Opal Farnsworth come by to bring me a Lunch on their way to Butler. Frank come about that time and prepared our Lunch together. Fannie and Richard came by at night going to Clinton with Mary. Fannie has a cold and cough. Oh! how weak and worn my painful body is. Maybe I can get a good night's rest.

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January 1941

January 1941
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