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 24, 1941, Monday

The Snow is about 2 inches or more deep and lays loosely on the ground. The Cars and Buses are stalling, slipping & sliding into Chug holes. Mary couldn't get out of the Driveway so Dad walked to town. Others have hard time persuading their vehicles to keep on the move. The Snow is beginning to melt some. The weather will moderate today and become warmer. Scripture reading James 5:16, Luke 18:1-14

Snow laden ground melted into a lot of muddy slush. Crocheted some and entertained myself looking over pictures of my kindred and descendants. Scenes from the California lakes, Mountains, and Rivers, Colorado Rocky Mountains, Estes Park, Denver, Fresno, Malaga, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Mountains and Streams of Oklahoma and may other places of great interest where my kindred were living and visiting. The night is drawing near and mud and slush will freeze over again, a great deal of Snow has melted. Also strung 2 yards of colored small wooden Beads that Mary gave me some years ago. They are pretty to wear and are worn a lot these days. Have been feeling rather weak and achy all day. I gave the credit for that to this damp weather.

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