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 21, 1941, Friday

Frozen ground covered with Snow and Ice. The very Atmosphere seems frozen, Frost and Ice are over all the ground. The windows are frosted over and the warmth of the Inside melts the Iciness of the frost outside windows. It runs and trickles down the Glass Panes.

This wintry change of Weather has made my lungs and throat worse, disturbing my nights rest. Getting to sleep about the time others arise. Am rather weak and languid this morning. Feel some better than yesterday. Mary brought me a lot of papers and magazines this week. Scripture reading Psalms 121, I Sam. 4:1-8.

I shall crochet on Lace Centerpiece for table. Grace come to see me and brought a big fat hen to cook for our Dinner. She says Barbara is suffering with her throat and ears. Not able to be at School today. Bobby will have his Trio of Barrows at Junior Stock Show at Clinton next week. Fannie had been to get medicine from Dr. for Biliousness. She and Dick stopped as they come back from Clinton at noon today.

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January 1941

January 1941
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