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 9, 1941, Thursday

Weather is beautiful again but very cold for January. Clear and calm. But I haven't improved, my hurting was greater last night. I was up to take medicine, gargle throat and try to ease Rising in Ear (so I could sleep some) many times.

Mary and Frank both are taking Throat and Ear trouble but have no "Rising" yet. Some Bad cases of the Flu and Pneumonia in country. I sit up part of the time in night Robe and Jacket, then in dress and Bed slippers. Scripture reading 2 Cor. 5:14-21

Mrs. Albert Lacy has a daughter born 5 P.M. at Hospital at Clinton. Mary has a Date tonight at Clinton to play Dominoes.

My ear "Rising" is no better. Lung cold is looser. This has been a most beautiful and pleasant Winter day. Frank spent Afternoon raking the yard on the West side. I spent the time indoors.

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January 1941

January 1941
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