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 24, 1941, Friday

Cold, foggy weather. My cold is some better if I don't have a setback as I have a time or two when weather took a turn for the worse. Mary is at Hobart with Mabel Bills whose sick father is very bad. Farmer's meeting tonight at Court house. Scripture reading James 3:2-11, John 8:6

Mary came home at 5 PM. She and Nora Lee Porter. They brought some Cake that Nora's mother made. It was extra good Chocolate with pineapple filling and was still warm when they got here with it.

I am not so well this afternoon, but I sit by the fire reading some to pass the time. Mary will spend the evening with Nora Lee, returning at bedtime. I've been rather nervous and a little blue which is unusual for me, that must be a sign for the Better when I get to pitying myself. The Sun shone out this Afternoon bright, now it is getting cloudy again.

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