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 13, 1941, Monday

Raining slowly, warm temperature. Clouds are heavy. Keeping the heaters burning to drive out the dampness. My rest was broken last nite. I'd many spells of coughing and had to doctor my ear often. The damp weather may have an influence over my bodily sufferings.

Frank's hearing is bad, almost deaf. He is my main stay to cook and do for me. We are here together. Scripture reading Phil. 4:8, Col. 1:4-17, Rom. 14:7-8

Fog so dense at 2:30 PM. You could see only about 100 yards. Rather dangerous to be out on the Highway. Frank left the house when Mary did so that leaves me alone. I drank some Tomato Juice and Oysters. Wasn't able to cook anything at noon. Have to use the Gas lights too dark to read without lamp. Frank returned and prepared supper. My cough was getting worse so I refused eating because it made me cough more.

It has been a trying day for me but have sat by the fire with Robe and Jacket on, did a little crocheting on Doily to finish it. It was commenced before Christmas.

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January 1941

January 1941
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