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 2, 1941, Wednesday

Weather some colder, calm and clear, breezes from the North. Barbara ate a light lunch and rushed to school. Bobby come to the house for empty Cans to use in experimenting in Chemistry. He said Betty Lou and Marilyn were at School. I'm so glad they are able to attend, so many are out on account of the Flu. My lungs are as sore as ever and the cough is worse. I manage to stay out of bed and wait on myself. Frank is here now. He sees about most of the cooking so I sit by the fire reading, crocheting and trying to regain my health. We have plenty of nice fresh beef. Dad likes Soup. Frank and I like a juicy Roast with Brown Gravy and Mary's choice is Steak (T-Bone). Grace's children eat whatsoever is handy, not much trouble to feed. Enough dinner was cooked for the children, just Frank and I here to eat. I don't know why the kids didn't come. Dad attended Stock Sale but never bought anything. Mary has a date tonight. My head aches very much on left side.

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January 1941

January 1941
Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

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