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 8, 1941, Wednesday

A heavy Mist of Rain. This is the 2nd day. My Cold is loosening up but Throat and Ear are source of suffering. Ear runs pus. This gloomy damp weather is bad for the Epidemic of Pneumonia, Flu and Throat and Ear diseases, a great many cases here and surrounding country, some fatal cases. Scripture reading Roma. 8:37, John 17:1-15. I'm no Better, can sit up in easy chair by fire. Frank does what little cooking he and I require. Mary has to hurry to open the Store each morning. Dad will return today from Oklahoma City market. Hope cattle sold well. Frank and I getting worse. My hearing is lost, can't hear only when hollowed at, and throat so sore it bleeds with coughing. This has been one of my worst days of suffering illness.

Dad returned from Market. Cattle sold for 8 1/2 cents /lb.

Received long letter from Lela. She has been down with her side, hurt in a fall during Christmas time and still hurting. They have moved to a new location, 928 Wilson St, Fresno, California. Nan has this same ear trouble that is an Epidemic from Coast to Coast. She has lost her hearing also. Dr Hunt is an Ear Specialist and is treating her. Nan has been living with them for a year now.

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