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 5, 1941, Wednesday

Wind brought Snow and Sleet but I think it will be melted in a few hours. Frank and I ate Breakfast early. Mary, Marjorie and Nina Cravens are going to eat later. The girls were at the Sooner Tavern last night. They want to go to Kansas to see Nina's Grandmother who lives at Hutchinson. But this storm of sleet may defer their departure for a while.

Frank got a letter from Dad at Denver. He and Loys made the drive in good time. Scripture reading Matthew 10:42, 25:31-46

About Noon a slow Rain began falling making the Road sloppy and slick. Marjorie and Nina decided to stay over with Mary as long as it is raining. The girls went to the Store after something for Dinner and some Walnuts so they could make candy.

I am crocheting on Lace Doily for side board. Received a very long letter from Essa. She still suffers with Rheumatism in both knees.

I am enjoying the new Azaleas purchased, they are so very beautiful.

Guy Pafford is suffering with his lungs again and Drs. say he must have lungs drained for they are filled with fluid, but his 30 year term of labor with Rail Road lacks several months until he can get a Pension.

Sewall Jr will be home this week end for 10 days Vacation.

The night fall is here after a long day of drizzling Rain the North Wind is getting colder. Trucks have stalled in the Mud during the Rain. Mary, Marjorie and Nina have whiled away the time playing Bridge, popping Corn and making Candy. I finished a Lace Doily, one of a pair.

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