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 23, 1941, Tuesday

Weather colder and partly cloudy. I can't go to town, am not able to was sick all night, but will address Cards for Mary to mail out. Working hours are short, but are rushed and crammed with duties that we must not neglect. Scripture reading Matthew 5 & 6 chapters. Received a package from George and Lela with Gifts for Dad, Frank, Mary and I. Each mail brings more cards from friends and relatives. Josephine came today and Lena came by from Clinton. She had taken Cecil to see the Doctor. Cecil was in run down condition and had a cold but will be all right in a few days if he takes care of himself. Dad and I have given each of our children 25 dollars for Christmas, also their married companions. Mary got an 18 pound turkey for our Christmas dinner Thursday. A nice tender one that will cook in a few hours. Mary was so tired she and Josephine retired early.

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