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.

November 27, 1941, Thursday, Thanksgiving Day

Beautiful weather, pleasant Autumn Day not very cold. Frank and Dad are at Gip to hunt and see after cattle. Will be gone all day. Mary and Josephine are at the Store. They did the kitchen tasks and put the chicken on to cook, made the noodles before leaving. I did the cleaning of room and running things until all come home for late Dinner. Scripture reading II Cor 9:6-15, Psalm 9.

Josephine brought us a Big Box of Persimmons and some mighty good Country-cured Ham. Cecil and Lena surprised us by coming at Noon loaded down with gifts of fresh Sausage, String Beans, Pickled Beets, Chili and Chow-Chow. We are thankful for these and other Blessings and to have our loved ones with us. Dad, Cecil, Frank, Josephine Cronin, Lena, Mary and I making a Merry Party of Seven. Our dinner was extra good and with Joy and Contentment added giving us a Gala Day. The three girls went to visit with Mabel awhile. The weather has remained pleasant and beautiful. About 5 P.M. Mary took Frank, Josephine, and I to Clinton to see a movie, a good comedy.

Received a letter from Jack. He is now working seven days a week as the Federal work is being rushed along for defense preparation of different kinds. Jack is with Permanent Cement Co. They are manufacturing magnesium for airplanes. Five thousand men are employed.

Today has been very enjoyable in many ways. The girls retired early, tired and needing to catch up with their sleep.

1 comment:

Aunt Mary Kaye said...

Oh my gosh, this is the greatest journal ever. I was born on 11/27/1941 and was just searching on the computer when I found this. Amazing, I love it so much. I was born in Indiana, now live in Kentucky, but I just absolutely enjoyed reading this so very much. The penmanship reminds me of my Mother's - perfect.

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