“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another,

for love comes from God.

Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.”

~1 John 4:7 NLT~



A Ponchatoula friend invited me to her church to see the Christmas story depicted.  I read a news article that I want to pass along to you in case some of you would like to go.



Yesterday, I wrote:

I had an appointment with the eye doctor concerning possible glaucoma because Momma was almost blind from glaucoma and Daddy is on the borderline of having it.  My last test had some inconsistencies, but today I did very well on everything.  Join me in thanking God for a good report today!!!

As David and I were talking about the good results of my appointment (not only could I see better with and without my glasses, but the glaucoma test was perfect.  David suggested it was because my tumor is shrinking and I regained my vision.  I know he’s right!  That’s is a perfect explanation.  I’m regaining brain space the tumor was occupying!  Thank-you, Lord!  Thank-you, neurosurgeons!  Yesterday’s eye exam was exactly four weeks since my gamma knife brain surgery!  I am better already!  I had been blaming my vision loss on heridity, but it was the brain tumor.  I’m so thankful it is shrinking.  Lord, help me to realize what you have brought me through and to be thankful.


Jewell Almarie Peavey Rymer
(Died November 27, 2011)

Jewell Almarie Peavey Rymer was born in 1913 in Louisiana where she spent most of her life. She relocated to Alabama almost 15 years ago to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She died Sunday, November 27, 2011 at UAB Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama. Tangipahoa Methodist Church, Tangipahoa, Louisiana was her home church and she enjoyed being a part of their card and telephone ministry as both recipient and contributor. In her much younger days she was a devoted Sunday School teacher. She was employed by Pike Memorial Hospital in Kentwood, Louisiana from its opening until it closed. She is survived by her daughter, Emma Dean Rymer Ricks and her husband, Donald E. Ricks; grandson, James B. Ricks; two great-grandchildren, Hogan C. Ricks and Holland C. Ricks, all of Alabama. Preceded in death by her husband, James DeLoy Rymer, parents, Frank Peavey and Nannie D. Hutchinson Peavey, and brother Lawrence Peavey. In lieu of flowers and in keeping with her simple and practical lifestyle, the best tribute to her would be for those who would like to do something in her memory to simply send a card of encouragement to some sick, needy, or discouraged person or even a perfectly healthy one who might like a nice surprise in hearing from a friend. Charity of choice would be The Gideons International. Visitation will be held at Tangipahoa Methodist Church, Tangipahoa, Louisiana from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2011 conducted by Rev. Kevin Smith, Pastor. Interment in Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa, Louisiana.


Very thankful,

Anna Lee 


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