Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Miss Margaret Cobb

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If you're on Facebook with me, you know that most mornings I post one of my dad's photos from the 1940s. Some of them were taken at various work-related functions. Today I scanned one of his negatives and and found a picture of Miss Cobb, the geologist who was so kind to me after my mother died (I was nine). She's the woman on the left, in sensible shoes. No fancy hair, no glamour, but a highly educated woman of great warmth.

I wrote about Miss Cobb here. I don't ever remember seeing a picture of her. When I saw this one today, I instantly remembered the softness of her hands and the softness of her voice.

8 comments:

crystal said...

I'm missing a lot by not being on facebook, I guess.

Neat photo :)

Anonymous said...

I so enjoy your photos. Truly look forward to them every day. And I appreciate that you share them. Along with the stories you share...or the ones we assume. LOL Some of them are funny. This one warmed my heart that you had someone so special to you. I didn't realize you lost your Mom at such a young age. (((Susan)))

Crystal...you are missing a lot by not being on facebook. Oh wait...I am addicted. You should join us.

Vicki

Susan said...

And why aren't you on Facebook, Crystal? Vicki's right.....but some addictions are fun and (relatively) harmless.

Vicki, thank you. My mom died from cleaning a rug. The chemicals they used to sell in those days.....

crystal said...

I did try it for a while but it made me feel anxious, said neurotic me :) I get anxious when there's a lot of togetherness, and lonely when there's not, so I mostly end up being lonely.

Indigo Bunting said...

Lovely.

Lee A. said...

Susan,

I found your wonderful post about Margaret Cobb while researching early women petroleum geologists. I am part of a group of women who are current members of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). We are trying to research and write biographical sketches of the first 100 women members of AAPG for the 100th anniversary of AAPG in 2017. We would be very interested in any other memories or pictures you have of Miss Cobb.

Susan said...

Lee, was Miss Cobb one of the first 100? If you followed the link in my post, you read more about her. All I can add is that Margaret Cobb worked at the Amerada Petroleum Corporation, now known as Amerada Hess, I believe. She had a bit of a southern accent, and her brother's first name was Beverly. Not much help, I know.

If you give your email address, I'll let you know if I find any other photos of her. I have many pictures of their office parties, but I suspect Miss Cobb abstained from most, if not all. I may, however, be able to find some photos from awards ceremonies at the main office in Oklahoma.

Nice to meet you!

Susan said...

You can email me at Editoria at Gmail dot com.