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 18, 1941, Saturday

Warmer, very pleasant Winter morning. No harsh wind blowing. The Sun is shining and warming up the atmosphere and melting the ice in vessels outside.

Not a very good nite of Rest for me. Cough was worse. This morning finds me listless and tired from struggles with my aches and pains. Frank's head is more painful and aches and throbs. My cold is loosening up some.

Looks so beautiful out in Sunshine. It has been a long spell of 6 or 7 weeks since I was able to get about. Scripture reading Lev. 6:12, Isa. 40:18-22, Mark 13:31, Acts 14:17 The Eternal God is thy refuge and underneath are the Everlasting arms. Deut. 33:27

Frank took Dad to Gip to see the cattle and grain, so pleasant to be outside in the sun shine. People appreciate it and the Traffic is constantly passing to and fro, driving here and there. Fannie came by to see how I was feeling. She looks better than when last here and feels better she says. She and Richard had been to Clinton and were hurrying home to do the evening chores. The cold day has ended. The Sun has warmed the surroundings some. Mary went to Clinton at night to get a hen to bake and get things for tomorrow's meals. I've gained some strength of body. Lungs are still sore and Ears hurt.

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January 1941

January 1941
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