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 28, 1941, Friday

My health is improving slowly, but not well yet. The Wind veered to the north in the afternoon. At night it was much colder, beginning to freeze. Dad went to Stock Sale and bought 17 head of cattle. They were delivered here after dark. The road was so miry and slick. The big Truck stalled at the entrance of the Driveway, so very dark to work. The Driver was perhaps 20 minutes trying to back then come forward through the Mud. Mary has her Pioneer Dress, bonnet and shoes for Banquet. Also, her Cowgirl boots and clothes for Rodeo Rally for Pioneer Day.

Received a letter from Mildred. Her boys have the Whooping Cough rather hard. They are taking treatment of Medical Shots in arms for it. She wrote on typewriter and did a very good job of it. A letter from Estelle Harper with Baby Rosalie Nan's picture, a beautiful child. Estelle is sick to see her folks in California. It has been 3 years since last she saw them. Fannie come to see me today. She is trying to save money and worried about the things that conflict.

Mary took me to see picture show of Gone With The Wind. It certainly is a great Picture, well portrayed and played by Star Actors. A large attendance, all were enthusiastic over the movie. The last of February passing quietly.

No comments:

January 1941

January 1941
Mittie used "scrapbooking" on daily journal entry.

February 1941

March 1941

April 1941

May 1941

June 1941

July 1941

August 1941

September 1941

October 1941

November 1941

December 1941

tag cloud