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 25, 1941, Tuesday

Roads are hard to travel because of the ruts and ridges being froze stiff. Those who have to keep going barely get through the roughness. Yesterday it was slick, slushy and miry which will be repeated today when it begins to thaw.

Some men have trailers and are cutting wood in our pasture. They work down in the Canyons away from the cold wind protected by high sod bank.

Most of the School Buses are on duty today. All of us here are able to get around. My throat is about the same, still sore, and ears pain me at times. My appetite is fairly good. I enjoy what I eat if I'm hungry. Scripture reading Hebrews 13:10, Gen. 28: 10-19, I Samuel 26 & 36

I read and crochet and help Frank a little about the cooking our Lunch. Mary did housework then went to Store to help Dad until closing time at night. Snow began to fall again at 1:30 on wet ground where it was melting. At night the Snow ceased to fall, and turned to a Mist.

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January 1941

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