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 30, 1941, Tuesday

Wind to the West and not so cold, more pleasant with Sunshine and calm breezes. Scripture reading Num. 14:1-10. Grace and little Billie Jean were here early. She is having a pit dug for butane tank at her new home. God Bless and Direct her aright and may She be a God fearing and God loving Mother to instruct her children to be good honest citizens. Mary hurried to town. There is so many things to attend to as the Year ends and the Gip farms are to be evacuated by our possessions. I had a bad day of suffering yesterday and last night, am now able to eat solid food as my throat is still very sore. The Gifts that Loys sent us are all so Very Nice and fine. Am so proud and thankful for them. Dorothy Reed wrote me a letter of Thanks for their Birth Certificates I had recorded. Mary took the laundry to Clinton and got fresh fruit and produce for the Store. I went along for the Ride as I've been in the house since Thursday night with my suffering. Thelma Marvin and friend had Mary to take them to Butler as Mrs. Brown, Thelma's mother is sick. The weather has moderated and is very pleasant and Sunny this afternoon. I felt some better. Another cold spell of Weather ahead of us according to Radio.

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