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 31, 1941, Friday

Last day of the month, there is a heavy mist and rather warm. Loys and Al drove in last night to Mrs. Cooper's. They come over here this morning. They made the drive in record time. Al and Frank went to Clinton to have the oil checked on their Car. Loys and Mary have gone to town and out to Fanny's. I'm not well enough to be out in this dampness so have stayed home. Alene and Buddy stayed in Denver to go to school.

Al wants to start back home tomorrow. The Coopers will go with them to Mrs. Cooper's sister funeral on Monday. Loys and Al will hurry here, there and everywhere to visit with relatives and friends.

Mary said there was a crowd at 3 different places of amusement in Clinton to celebrate President Roosevelt's birthday, many hundreds dollars raised for March of Dimes. Scripture reading Matt 25:15, Acts 5: 1-10

Fannie and Loys run into slippery mud, they turned back home when within a mile of Cecil's. Grace was canning Sausage. Al went to Hobart Ball Game and Loys stayed here at night. The mist turned into Rain late afternoon.

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January 1941

January 1941
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