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 19, 1941, Friday

A Lovely bright pleasant day begun with Sun rising in it's Splendor, not very cold and breezes mild. Scripture reading John 15:1-11, Matt. 7:20.

Have a multitude of little tasks a pleasure to do today preparing for Christmas week, also a couple of hundred Christmas Greeting cards to address and mail this week. Mary and I had the Car washed and greased while I waited at Rialto to see Gene Autrey's picture Down Mexico Way. Streets were jammed. Mary gave me such a beautiful Poinsettia in Decorated Pot. I am so proud to have such One. Wrote Lela a letter and sent the Birth Certificate of her children. Received a letter of appreciation from Mildred and full of news. More Christmas cards coming all the time. Drove out to Tucker's and presented a Gift to Mrs. Tucker for her Bathroom. She was very much pleased with it. Have begun to mail our Christmas Cards to Customers and receive lots each mail time from friends. Dad gave me 5 dollars to get Gifts. Mary also gave me a lovely Box of Cosmetics and Perfume.

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