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 6, 1941, Monday

Snowing! About 2 inches deep this morning. I'm sitting up that my Ear can be doctored it hurts so much. Sleep fled from me in the night. All were very late getting around to their work. Maybe I can spend the day reading by putting a hot application to my head. Scripture reading 2 Cor. 4:8-18.

I padded a footstool. Frank went to town with Mary and may go on to Gip. Dad trucked some cattle to Oklahoma City and a Truck load taken from here to Gip.

I can hardly open my mouth because my face is swollen, stiffness runs down my neck and left shoulder. Very painful today.

Cecil sold his cattle for a good price. Lena's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Gore, and mother Mrs. Stanley of Thurman, Iowa were here tonight having made the drive since 3 A.M. Dad went with Truck load of cattle to Oklahoma City market. I hope he gets top price.

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January 1941

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

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