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 3, 1941, Monday

No Sunshine! too muddy for School Buses to traverse Roads. No School today! The Rhinehard Funeral may be tomorrow. Richard can't get home today unless the Road dries out a lot. My lung doesn't pain me so much as yesterday and throat can heal quicker when I don't cough so hard and so often.

Mary and Richard left for the Store. Frank is here with me. Scripture reading John 4:6-15

Sun shone out about 3 P.M. There is a little traffic and they have troubles getting by on muddy slick roads. Am glad to see the Sunshine again. Maybe I will get better if the Wet weather stops and Air warms up.

The Rhinehard funeral was at 2pm, Mary told me. There were a few cars passing by at that time. Fannie came after Richard.

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January 1941

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

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