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 27, 1941, Monday

Weather fine, Sunshine, heavy White frost, Ice but no ugly Wind. Soon the Sun will warm the Atmosphere again. Mary and Dad are up hours ahead of me. I only spend one half day out of bed and dressed, the morning is passed by with my nite robe, jacket and plush house slippers on. My aches and pains are not so severe now.

When Weather gets warmer I will get a little stronger. Am so thankful to be able to wait on my self. Frank is staying at the Bland farm again and will be all Spring. I've missed him. Scripture reading Psalm 53, Matt 14:23

Mary and Dad go to work at an early hour. She takes Dad to town, returns to do the housework and then goes to help at Store until night. The days are getting longer now. I usually manage to get my noon lunch if I want anything. At noon Mary brought me hot lunch. Looks so bright and pretty outdoors. Am not able to get out yet. Maybe Tomorrow I'll go with Mary.

Received a letter from Mildred. She keeps so busy with her homework, socials, sewing for her family of four, and taking an active part in programs, plays, musicals.

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January 1941

January 1941
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