May 10, 1996:

May 10, 2008 – same couple, different wedding:


  1. Cubeland Mystic says

    Happy Anniversary! God bless you both.

  2. Anonymous says

    you guys have held up pretty well!!! ;-)))). happy anniversary and happy mother’s day to dee! mcm

  3. notrelatedtoted says

    Happy Anniversary to you and the Mrs. May there be many more!

  4. You haven’t aged a day.

  5. not sure why that posted twice. I’ll blame it on Not-Ted

  6. Happy Anniversary guys! Tracy and I were commenting that while we know more than a few couples with lots of kids, and we know even more couples with an impressive calendar of social activities, we know no other couple with impressive stats on both fronts.

    Being an engineer, I am compelled to quantify your married life with a parameter:

    (Fractional Gregarity)*(children/US Fertility Rate)

    Where the “Fractional Gregarity” is the fraction of a week spent being, in some manner, a gregarious couple.

    I dub this parameter the Lickona Quotient (LQ).

    Thus, for a couple with 5 kids who spends 30% of their week (50.4 hours) in the company of friends and loved ones, and assuming a total fertility rate in the US of 2.1335, your LQ would be 0.703. This is nearly 7 times the national average. Well done! Well done.

    (Our LQ is a paltry 0.00557.)

  7. Wow. I wonder what my LQ is?

  8. Mrs. Speed says

    Happy Anniversary!

  9. Matthew Lickona says

    Thanks, all. Great to hear from you.

  10. Anonymous says

    Congratulations, a little late! Curse this time difference 🙂


  11. Yes, it’s bit upsetting that ya’ll haven’t aged.

  12. mrsdarwin says

    Congrats to you and the lovely missus!

  13. Anonymous says


    Here’s to 12 more happy years of no olives stuffed behind our sofa. cheers.

  14. Matthew Lickona says

    For the record: those olives were tucked neatly into a paper bag, THEN stuffed behind your couch, thank you very much.

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