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 26, 1941, Sunday

There is that Wonderful Peace, the Gift of God's Love surrounding all the Country and filling the hearts of the people. Praise Him from Whom all Blessings flow!

Weather is real Wintry, below freezing. I'm not as well as usual. Perhaps the weather is to blame for that. Am sitting at bed side writing this, have Nite Robe and Jacket on. Dad cooked our Breakfast. I ate my Oats and Coffee. May return to my bed. Have read Scripture Psalm 27, 130.

Received a letter from Loys. She and Buddy have both had long siege of sickness. God Bless their dear lives! Wish I were well enough to help them some way. Maybe I can write her a short letter to cheer her up. Am so weak and frail after my spell of lung and throat soreness of six weeks or more.

Mary did the housework, went with Dad after the Mail, then finished cooking dinner after which she left to be with the young folks at Clinton.

Very bright and some warmer on the outside, looks so pretty and pleasant there. Mary made me two silk pongee house coats to wear over nite robe when I was too sick and weak to be in full day dress.

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January 1941

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

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