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25 Years Ago!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Wow!  Today I celebrate a cool milestone with my wife – it’s our 25th year dating anniversary.  That’s right, 25 years ago today I asked her to be my girlfriend.  It was a Friday night and we were at a High School Football game.  Sweet!  We were only 15 years old and that decision turned out to be one of the best decisions I have every made.  We are still dating – and I am more in love with her than ever!

Something else happened 25 years ago in my life.  Just before Julie and I started dating – God got a hold of my heart and I returned to my first love – Jesus Christ.  I become a follower of Christ when I was just nine years old.  But during my Jr. High years I stopped going to church and began to live “my” life.  I left God out of everything.  I finally came to my senses when I was 15 and rededicated my life to Jesus.  It’s been an incredible journey ever since.

In Honor of my dating anniversary – I wanted to post some of the amazing things that happened during 1983.  Great memories!!!

Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title

Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota

Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

10th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers

"A-Team" with Mr. T premieres on NBC

Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title

40th Golden Globes: Gandhi, ET and Tootsie win

Superbowl XVII: Washington Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB

U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton

1st female secretary of transportation, Elizabeth Dole, sworn-in

"Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" and "Buckingham Blues" debut LP

Donald Davis runs 1 mile backwards in 6 minutes 7.1 seconds

Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India

25th Grammy Awards: Roxanna, Toto IV, Men at Work wins

USFL New Jersey Generals sign Heisman winner Herschel Walker (3 years-$5 mil)

Dow Jones closes above 1100 mark for 1st time

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 37 weeks

Final episode of M*A*S*H; 125,000,000 viewers

OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years

U.S. president Ronald Reagan introduces "Star Wars" missile defense plan (SDI)

45th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Houston 54-52

6th space shuttle mission, Challenger 1 launched

President Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue

Alice Walker wins Pulitzer Prize for "The Color Purple"

Suicide bomber kills 63, at U.S. Embassy in Lebanon

San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game

18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama and Willie Nelson

37th NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers sweep Los Angeles Lakers in 4 games

"Trading Places," "Ghostbusters," and "Gremlins," premieres

Hurricane Alicia, kills 17 in Texas

Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour

Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a U.S. citizen

Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black

Last hand-cranked telephones U.S. went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial

Baltimore Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series

Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 241 U.S. personnel in Beirut

1st live telecast of Christmas Parade



Tony C said...

I remember that Monday Night Game between the Vikes and Cowboys!

Congratulations and may God Bless you with many more years together.

julie w said...

I wanted to let you know that I was just 14 then! :) That seems like forever ago- especially since we have a daughter that is older than I was when we started dating! :) Are we getting old?!
No way! :)
I love you more than ever too!
Happy "dating" anniversary! :)