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 19, 1941, Wednesday

Rain last night. The rain fell and filled the Roads with mud. Not much traffic on this Highway, only in emergency do people travel it. Mary's throat got sore yesterday. My throat is bad again and won't get any better while this Wet Weather last. We are very thankful for the Rain. It will benefit the Winter grain greatly. My hearing is almost a thing of the past because throat being sore affects the Ears and it is harder some days to swallow my food.

Frank watches the Rain and looks at wet soil wishing he could be out in yard planting little wild plants that have pretty foliage and flowers. Scripture reading II Cor. 12:9, Phil 4:1-9

Mary had a hard struggle to get through the mud going and coming from the Store, so dark at 10 o'clock the lights had to be turned on to see how to read. Raining and freezing late afternoon. Snow is prophesied for tonight.

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