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 17, 1941, Monday

Mary's Birthday. Bless her dear Life, may much happiness be her Lot!

Weather is fine, not very cold for Winter. Sun shines rather pale, at other times it is clouded over, calm breezes. My throat hurt me all night, had to gargle and doctor it. It still hurts some. Monday morning the cars are passing to and fro, some pleasure bent, some on business, some on Sorrow's Road. God Bless each one and help them bear their Load. Scripture reading Hebrews 11:33-34, Luke 9:28-36

Frank put out a bed of Field Daisies. He got them from the Pasture. Mary went to Clinton on business. Frank came home about 2:30 P.M. from fixing fences. That is when he found the Daisies. Some are ready to bloom.

Clouds are gathering for a Rain. I surmise tonight if wind doesn't come from the North in a Blizzard.

Mary come dancing and prancing in my room with a lovely pair of Cowgirl Boots her father gave her. Mildred sent a head scarf, box of candy and Jerryl's picture. It is very good, looks just like Bill at his age. The kid is on a pony dressed as Cowboy. Mabel Teels gave Mary a lovely Card with Hand made Hanky and made her a Chocolate Pie. Cecil Bills and Ruth Reed each gave her a hand made 'kerchief and beautiful card. I gave her a Dollar to buy a little gift. Mary is so overjoyed with the Presents. I wrote Thursa Hanes. The day has been pretty.

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