July 16, 1994.

Lori and I got married in Montgomery, Alabama 17 years ago. I remember her dad saying that some of my friends had written some profanity on the car: “bama fans on board.” That did meet the level of concern for her dad.

Since that time, we have lived in a variety of places: New Orleans, Bogue Chitto, MS, Meridian, MS, Signal Mountain, TN and now Springfield , MO. We also have had three children: Cally, Lucy, and Matt.

 It has been a good ride so far and I am grateful for her every day and especially so today. Thanks Lori for being a great wife and mom.