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 12, 1941, Sunday

Weather rather Drak misty and warm. My Fever isn't so high. Cough is looser. Throat no better, it remains sore. I rested better at times during the nite until my ear would begin paining.

I hate to know of Fanny having a cold. All of my children have had the Flu except Cecil and Lena. There is a quietness filled with sweet peace abiding within and prevailing about me. Frank doesn't seem to improve very fast. He is so good to do his Best tempting me with his well prepared food to eat and get strong. He is hard of hearing and I can barely talk because of throat being sore. It is funny to see how we manage to get along. Scripture reading Psalm 9:10, Proverbs 18:10.

Yesterday was a day of receiving Visitors. Lena, her mother Mrs. Standley and sister Mrs. Gore of Thurman, Iowa. Also, Nora Lee Porter, Opal Farnesworth and Fannie with Richard, Cecil and Dick Gore. I am too sick to take part in activities. They come stay a few moments to cheer me up then go on their way.

Gloomy looking weather. We may get a spell of cold soon. Grace and children were here at night. Mary went after Fanny and Richard. They will go to Clinton movies as soon as they eat dinner.

They come home early. Mary took Fanny home first. I am coughing more than for several days. Ear is a little better, but not my Throat and Lungs. My hearing has left me almost entirely.

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January 1941

January 1941
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