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 7, 1941, Tuesday

Snow about 3 or 4 inches deep. Frank, Mary and I arose early. Mary went to open Store. Frank will be here to see that something is cooked for me to eat and water brought in to use. I'm sitting around the fire with Night Robe and Jacket on. My Ear is Sore, the other ear aches. Am coughing. I shall lay down when I tire of sitting up. Scripture read Psalm 24, Deuteronomy 11:26-28.

Hope Dad arrived safe and well with his cattle and he finds a ready Sale with good price.

Another letter from Jack saying would be on the "Lookout" for Randall and listen for news of him.

Mary had company from Clinton tonight, Ruth Reed, her daughter Charlene and her pal Maxine. The girls cooked their supper and washed up their dishes and left for Clinton. This has been another day of pain and suffering with Ear and coughing. A heavy mist has been falling all afternoon and melting the Snow, making the roads muddy.

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January 1941

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

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