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.

March 30, 1941, Sunday

Sunday finds Dad and I alone at house. He arose late. I arose at usual hour, cooked breakfast and ate. We both have a cold. My cough is still "hanging on." Wind from the South is a little chilling but not freezing. It is rather blustery. Sweat Peace surrounds us on every side and in our hearts. Scripture reading Luke 2.

Mary returned this morning after staying with Opal Farnsworth over night. Grace came by on the way to Weatherford. The four little girls were with her. Bobby went over to see Cecil and Lena.

Mary took me to see one of Gary Cooper's pictures at the Del Rio. Opal is sick with sore throat.

My cough and cold seem to be much worse than for several weeks. I feel so achy and miserable, head and lungs hurt. Dad has a head cold.

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January 1941

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