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 29, 1941, Monday

Cold South wind, Icy cold, cloudy. I'm still rather feeble. The cold change of weather affects me badly. Scripture reading Matthew 6:34, Psalm 91, Luke 12:32. I was made to rejoice when Frank come with a letter from Jack, as I've lain awake night after night praying to hear he was better and I could hear from him. Loys Christmas package was late because it was delayed at Post Office. It was well insured and had to be inspected as well as protected by Federal Gov. I sorrow so for Jack's misfortune in getting hurt and having Hospital bills to meet and will not be able to work for a month or more and all the time his expenses multiply. Loys sent me one of the prettiest Ornaments to wear on coat lapel I ever saw. It is an enameled Eagle with Ruby eye and is flying with Wings outstretched and looking above and around on the Alert to fight and Protect. Also a costly box of candied fruits, pretty too. I made hot biscuits for Dad and Frank at Noon. Mrs. Blakely not doing so well today.

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