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 29, 1941, Wednesday

Beautiful calm weather, sunshine to warm the Atmosphere and brighten the land and hearts of people. People hurry by along the Highway full of life and ambition. Perhaps their hearts are attuned to God's wishes.

I'm very weak this morning, bowels upset, lungs are well but throat and ears are very sore. Mary had to hurry to the Store as Dad will go to Gip and attend a Sale. They will not return until night. Scripture reading John 14:21-27. Matt 5:40.

I'll try answering more letters today. The time will be long so can take Rest Spells. Frank come at Noon. Dad bought a young porker to be made into sausage and sold at the Store. Opal Farnsworth and Mary come at evening to bright Dad home. Then they went to spend the evening at Clinton with young folks.

Wrote Mildred a letter. Weather is warmer and getting cloudy.

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January 1941

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

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