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 6, 1941, Thursday

Beautiful Winter morning wind from the North but not freezing any. The Roads are drying out enough for the Grader to level the rough deep holes made during the Rains last week. Scripture reading Hebrews 11:23-31.

My pains lessen as the weather improves. Throat and ears are getting better but not well yet. Frank is feeling better too. He has gone with Mary to town and may take Dad to Stock Sale. If he does I will be here alone all day. My sick spell has lasted for weeks, yes, about of weeks, since the cough became bad.

Loys wrote that they got to Denver about 7 P.M. Saturday. Al-Lean was sick when letter was written. They are tired over their trip and the funeral which was Monday.

My strength gives out before the day ends. Mildred writes a long interesting letter about her civic affairs, School Room Mother, Church and Club entertainments and taking Music Lessons and playing for Socials. All this and her household cares and family of four to sew and cook for.

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January 1941

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

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