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 20, 1941, Saturday

Another beautiful morning. Sun rose over a White frosted Earth and everything sparkling like diamonds. Mary finished work very early and is at the Store helping Dad. Frank is in the Pastures riding, seeing the doggies are all right. Scripture reading Psalm 42.

Afternoon Dad and Frank were at Gip to round-up cattle to take to Oklahoma City Market. Hope they bring top price. I went down to Library. Met several old-time friends. When I was at the Store John and Thursa Hanes, Alfred Stephens and Bro. Will come. Fanny, Dick and Richard there with Dad, Frank, Mary and I made a crowd of kinfolks together all talking, laughing at once glad to see each other and wishing a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

I received a gift of Aluminum Fryer and Dutch Oven, very nice and hard to find since War began. Frank went to Clinton to spend the evening. The rest of us were too tired to go. John and Thursa had visited with Essa and family and John's Uncle John Hanes in Oklahoma City. Essa has not heard from Sewell since the War began. More Christmas cards in the mail.

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