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 17, 1941, Friday

Sunshine for the first day of the several past. Much colder with Ice and freezing weather. This is Loys, my oldest daughter's, 43rd Birth Anniversary. God Bless her and her family. In the midst of her loved ones may her lamp shine clear and bright beaconing them to a Better World.

My health doesn't seem to improve very fast. Ears, throat and lungs sore and weak all over. However there are so many blessings around me to count. Frank's head hurts worse.

Little Barbara was up and at School in time. She looks ill, rather frail and hollow-eyed. Her ears sore like mine. Scripture reading Revelations 22:10-17, Matt. 5:17. Barbara attended the Ball Game. Arapaho beat Corn. Arapaho seems to win many games.

Sam Massingale, our Congressman to Washington, died about 2 P.M. at U.S. Capitol Building. Mary told me the News when she brought me Throat medicine. The death notice was radioed everywhere shocking all of our western Counties.

Frank went to town with Mary aafter preparing a good Lunch for us. A heavy Freeze for tonite prophesied by weatherman. It has been freezing all day. Wind more still as nite advances.

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