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 20, 1941, Monday

Weather bright and fair. South wind is chilly and brisk. Hope the day is good at Washington DC for Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 3rd Inauguration and Parade. May there be nothing to mar the day for all concerned. Scripture reading Heb 12:1-7.

Dad walked to town about 7:30AM. He made coffee. A hot drink sometimes will stop the hard coughing spells. Last night was a little worse for my cough and sore ear. Mary will return about night. May all be well with her. Bless her dear life. She has made mine brighter.

Frank's ear still hurts. He is mainstay about the home to help cook and do things. Mary came back at dark with a full outfit of new clothes, hat, dress, shoes and jacket, very pretty. She was tired from her trip to Oklahoma City but enjoyed the change of novelty and newness of scenery and people.

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January 1941

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

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