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 4, 1941, Saturday

Weather cold and clear, icy temperatures. Wind rather stiff from the North and East. A rising in my ear is some better and cold is loosening up but oh how Sore my lungs and ear are. My rest last night was Fair, that is it was no worse, fever ran all the time. I rested in my bed until 9 A.M. Scripture reading John 12:20-36. Exodus 32:29, Psalm 40:17. Mary had a Date last night at Clinton. Richard come by Afternoon to see Frank about doing some work. I've been coughing up blood but cough seems to be looser. A letter from Jack. He spent Christmas with Nora and Ruth at San Jose. He says the men in California are expecting War and wanting it. Prices are running high for Board & Room along the Coast. Ruth Reed come by for Mary to take Ruth's Bro-in-law from Clinton Hospital to his home at Elk City. Mary was out til midnight.

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January 1941

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

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