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 5, 1941, Wednesday

Nice Sunny morning, very little Frost. Warmer than for several days. I rested part of the night very well, then got restless with my throat, doctored it, but couldn't sleep well anymore. Frank prepared his Dad's coffee and oats and took him to town. Mary and Opal are preparing them Toast and Cocoa. The South west wind blows things around not as pretty day as yesterday.

I am finishing some Lace Doilies that were begun months ago. Some are Spider Web design and will be starched stiff to hold the work to their place and show the daintiness of pattern and work. Scripture reading Jas. 4:7, James 1:12-18.

There is a lot of Traffic over the roads that aren't dried out yet. The Grader drug one side of Road for the farmers and their wives to drive over to get to the Court House for the Farmer's meeting. There were a number attending. Fannie come in to see me and showed her nice Scrap Book. It is prettily arranged with a lot of interesting Clippings, Pictures, Cards and Letters of her family, Announcement of Richard's Birth, his first shoe, hose & glove, School Reports also Kindergarten pictures and pictures from early Babyhood on thru Grade School up to the 7th grade.

The day has been Springlike, very pleasant. Haven't felt as well today as yesterday, every other day seems to be not so good. Days are some longer now. Cecil and Lena attended the Farmer's Council but never had time to come to the house. Mr. Coles, one time Post Master, suffered a paralytic stroke yesterday. His son Carl at Wichita Falls was notified at once. Mary spent the Evening with Opal.

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