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 21, 1941, Tuesday

Weather is fair and strong high wind in South and West, not cold, but a little blustery. This is George's 53rd Birth Anniversary. Oh Heavenly Father shower him with Rich Blessings, both Spiritual and Material. May his days from now on be deeper and brighter than ever before, for the greatest trials to come after Youth is past and the Struggles are harder and longer in Middle and Old Age.

I feel so weak and worn from my suffering and coughing. Frank is feeling better. Mary is rested over her trip and back at work, going to Clinton for Produce and cash for Stamps. Dad holds out well to be as old as he is. Mary takes him to Store very early then does her house work after that returns to the Store to remain until night fall. Scripture reading James 4:1-10, Matt. 5:19. I shall pass the time in trying to crochet and read.

Mary's new clothes and shoes, Coat & Hat are all lovely and of the best material. They look well on her too. A Dust Storm from the Texas Plains about 3 P.M. lasting for hours obscuring the Sun at times. Frank had been digging around the shrubbery until that time when he quit working.

Mary bought me a lovely powder blue Jacket to wear over my Nite Robe when I go to Dining room to drink my coffee at Breakfast time. Jacket matches Bed Slippers.

Received a letter from Essa Simmons.

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January 1941

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

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