January 8th – One Memorable Day!!!

1790 – George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York City

1835 – U.S. national debt is “0” for the first and only time…EVER!

1856 – Charles Spurgeon married Susannah Thompson

1867 – African American men were given the right to vote 

1927 – D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones married Bethan Phillips

1935 – Elvis was born (didn’t know this until we lived in Memphis…for some reason I still remember where I was when he died)

1959 – Fidel Castro completed his revolution and takeover of Cuba

1962 – The Mona Lisa is viewed in U.S. for first time (saw it in France a few years ago…no “code” though!)

1973 – Watergate trial begins

1977 – Don Whitney and Caffy are married at UBC (“Happy Anniversary, Whitney’s!”)

1994 – Mike Lumpkin marries Jan Massey


25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.

Proverbs 31:25-31

Jan, you “surpass them all.”  I love you.

3 thoughts on “January 8th – One Memorable Day!!!

  1. Well done! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and how you treat your family! And Happy Anniversary to you and Jan and your family. I am thankful to God that you all are at UBC!


  2. I probably shouldn’t ask you this…but did you purposely arrange your wedding day so that it would be the same as Spurgeon’s anniversary? Indeed Mike, you have an understanding wife! Happy anniversary to you both! (and to Charles and Susannah, D. Martin and Bethan, and Don and Caffy as well)


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