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 23, 1941 Sunday

The Snow is coming down fast at 10 A.M. I was the 1st one to arise and take a bath. Then made my coffee and drank it before Dad and the 4 little granddaughters came down. All were lazy about getting up. Not because they were sleepy. Grace left the girls here and they may stay until Monday noon. Scripture reading I Cor 1:1-11, I Sam. 2:1-10

Grace came after the children and they left about 11 A.M. Snow stopped about 1 P.M. and is now melting. Mary cooked dinner then went to Mabel's.

Snowed more before night. Just a few cars have passed by. Mary came home at 9:30 P.M. without any trouble but run into a deep rut at front of driveway and left the car outside the Garage.

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