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 23, 1941, Thursday

Weather cold and gloomy, a heavy Fog that look like it was laden with Snow. These damp days doesn't help my lungs nor throat. Cough hurts my ear. Surely Cold will stop some day soon. The fever makes me weak and the long nites I suffer most and choke from coughing until I break out in sweat. There are so many unfinished pieces of crocheting and sewing, lace making, and writing of letters, a stack of them awaiting my answering. Frank is better of his cold. Mary and Dad too are able to go about their work and enjoy it. Scripture reading Matt. 5:25, John 3:14-15, John 12:32.

Lena come at Noon, helped Frank to cook our lunch. Cecil went to Clinton Sale. Mary come up to the home for Lena to go to town awhile. Very Cold Wind. Cecil come for Lena while she was at the Store. Her visit did me a great deal of good.

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January 1941

January 1941
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