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.

December 11, 1941, Thursday

A light blanket of Snow covers the ground. Scripture reading Psalm 40. Very little traffic passing over the icy slick road. Cloudy with a frozen Atmosphere that no Rays of Sun can enter. It is reall Winterish weather, but Autumn has not ended yet. Several weeks before Winter begins. Rather a very pretty picture is presented thru my windows. Am so glad my letter writing for children is finished and Gifts sent them for Christmas. Have a rising in my ear and Rheumatism is painful in my joints.

War! Germany and Italy declared War on United States today. This must be the Last War to take place as most of large Nations are becoming involved in War-fare. War reports of Dead and Wounded, thousands.

A heavy mist of Rain is melting the Snow fast at 5 P.M. making Roads boggy. My folks are tired over activities of the day at the Store and driving home through the mud after dark. My head aches because of the Rising in my ear, it hurts day and night making Restless sleep.

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January 1941

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

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