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 14, 1941, Tuesday

Weather dark, damp and gloomy, colder wind. Muddy roads. My cough has taken a change for the worse, slept very little last night. My throat got worse and worse. had to get up several times to doctor throat and cough. Frank coughs hard too. Mary has a cough but not a very bad cold.

Hope today will bring relief from cough. My Ear will hurt as long as the cough continues. Scripture reading Job 28:28, Job 34:29, Psalm 4:5, Phil. 1 chapter.

Mary drove to Clinton and brought back an armload of dainty food to tempt my appetite. Frank prepared a good supper. It isn't my appetite at fault but my throat too sore to swallow. I ate the liquid foods but had to leave the other alone.

Another dark cloudy and misty day has passed. Gone to the Wind. Maybe tomorrow's Sun may shine clear and bright and temperature warmer. Mary spent evening with young folks. I shall retire maybe. Maybe my rest will be complete.

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January 1941

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