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.

October 31, 1941, Friday

SNOW! A great flurry of big Snow fell for about 40 minutes on wet ground where it melted as it lay there. We had wished for a change of weather so we got it. School is dismissed till Monday November 2, as Teacher's Meeting at Weatherford is Thursday and Friday. Today is the last day of October. About 24 days have had rain.

This is Halloween, when all the Spooks and Goblins will be nosing about scaring us. Wonder what imps about town will damage tonight. My system is "run down" and I am chilled with cold. My throat is sore. Dad and Frank left for the Store this morning.

The Sun came out clear and bright at 10 A.M. and there isn't a trace of the Snow now. The North Wind is brisk and blows cold. Scripture reading Matthew 5:1-10.

It seems I can never get warmed through. Frank come at Noon. I cooked him some hot Biscuits. He and Mary started to town and bogged in mirey Highway at entrance to our Driveway. Some man helped pull them out. Mary went to Clinton to see Masquerade and Spooks. The rest of us preferred sitting by the warm fire reading something interesting. I wrote Dr. Gossom about George Jr's Birth Certificate.

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