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 2, 1941, Sunday

Ground Hog Day. Rain drizzling since Friday noon, 3 days and nites. More rain during night. Everything is well soaked. The Road is muddy, very hard to get out or in the driveway. All were lazy, about getting to breakfast that Frank had prepared, nice Sausage, eggs, coffee and toast, also oats. Richard had his Wheaties. He is very choosy about his food. Clinton won the games last night.

My nite's sleep was broken, my strength had been overtaxed trying to help Frank put away the fresh pork. Mrs. McCann made the head cheese for Dad. None of us are very fond of it. Scripture reading Gal. 4:19, Gal 2:16-20

My throat and right lung are hurting. This wet weather made it worse. Mrs. Rhinard, mother of Horace, died yesterday. She was an aged sister of Carrie Fisher. Mary and Richard went to Clinton to be gone all afternoon. The Mist is clearing away. The north wind is chasing it. Frank cooked our dinner. I sat near the table to dry dishes for him. No traffic over the Country Roads today. The day ended without a ray of Sunshine. Ground hog predicts early spring?

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