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
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, SWEETHEART!
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.
Jan, you “surpass them all.” I love you.