Mr. and Mrs. Matthews celebrated their 63rd Anniversary on Oct. 30, 2018. The lovely couple says that they have been blessed! They have four sons, and three daughters, fraternal twins (Cheryl and Terryl) being their first two. They purchased their first home in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, Il in 1970. All of the children were raised there (Judith, Robbie, Rachel, Joseph and Joel). Mr. & Mrs. Matthews moved to the Quad Cities in 2002. They have traveled to many places around the world. Mr. Matthew says his most thrilling adventure was going down in a submarine. Mrs. Matthews says, we have 26 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. I love seeing them all, and that’s my thrill. It puts the biggest smile on our faces, to see our family come from various places to honor our special day! What has kept our family strong, is our love and support for each other. “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need” and know that our heavenly father is our source and provider. Our advice for a happy family is listen, learn and love, every day. It’s a blessing to know that you have done your best in life, and to see 4 generations. Our sons and son-in-law performed “My Girl” and “Get Ready” by the Temptations. Our daughter, Judith says, the fact that our parents have been married 63 years, attest to the fact that the institution of marriage is both sacred and honorable. Their marriage has stood the test of time.