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Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Joyful Lady - U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
The 1936 City Directory for Jacksonville indicates that Victoria I Peake was employed as an elevator operator at Rhodes-Futch-Collins Furniture Company. I found this bit of information today while on This confirms what mother told me—as a young woman she worked there in that position.

This brings to mind a strong characteristic of my mother—her word was reliable. I could always believe and depend upon what she said. How did she come to represent this in my mind? First and foremost, it meant that she was humble—she didn't hold forth claiming universal expertise in all matters. She didn't boast or envy others, and likewise, she didn't over-promise. She felt no driving necessity to do so. She was comfortable with who she was, and this characteristic helped make her a sincere, joyful lady. 

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