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.

February 11, 1941, Tuesday

Another beautiful Spring-like Mid-winter day. Warm sunshine, calm breezes, temperature above freezing. Grace took Dad to town, came back and got the little girls off to School. Mary and Frank both complain of feeling worse. Mary has not arose yet at 10 A.M. Grace and children did the kitchen work then she went to town. My heart and body are so very weak it tires me very much. Mary is suffering with her sides where the Car rolled against her after she had put it in the Garage. It pinned her against the wall and sprung the Car door off the hinges. The soreness makes her cry tears of pain. Frank is sick enough to be cranky, too weak to work. Scripture reading Prov. 27:19, I Cor. 13: 9-13, James 1:22-27

Grace's kids have been here since Sunday noon. Mary cooked Lunch and took Frank and I to Fannies. We have a lot of Grease Cracklings that Fannie uses for Soap-making. She was gone somewhere, perhaps to Laundry. The clouds are gathering and wind blows hard. We are likely to get a Rain. My drive tired me quite a lot but I can have the fun of Resting again. The days are getting some longer and now 6 P.M. comes before night. All go to beds tired.

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