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 8, 1941, Saturday

Clear skies and Cold North Wind during the morning hours, temperature in the 20s. Mary took Dad to town. Frank may be feeling worse since this cold snap. I've been staying close to my room and haven't seen him yet at 9:45 A.M. I'm not so well, perhaps my strength was overtaxed by me pressing and ironing Doilies yesterday. I was so very tired and worn out with Activities of the day when I lay down to Rest. Yet, it was along time before sleep came to quiet and rest the aches.

Received a pretty card and long letter from Lela. Dorothy was sick, had an operation for appendicitis. Now the Doctor says she is pregnant. Nan's ears are better, her hearing has returned but head has a throbbing ache sometimes. Scripture reading John 11:26, Psalm 27.

Mary and Dad went to Clinton and bought a dressed hen for tomorrow's dinner. They returned at early bed time. Frank and I were still up reading. We both dread laying down because we cough more.

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January 1941

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

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