My Private Wobegon

stories from home

Every Saturday, Garrison Keillor takes the stage and shares stories of the people and events of his hometown, Lake Wobegon, Minnesota.

From 2001 to summer 2003, we invited listeners to send us a short story or a poem about their homes for a feature called "Stories from Home."

Here we have collected some of the submissions. We hope you enjoy the stories. We'll be introducing more opportunities for listeners to submit their own work in the coming months.

Featured Story

Pennsylvania Moonlight
By Janet Hess

I watched my mother flip through the book, then study a single page.

"That's our best card," the man said. "It's our 1955 Special Limited Edition. You want, we can personalize." He looked at Russell. "Like The Russell B. Conlin Family, and then all your names. "... Continue...

Featured Poem

Drinking Coffee at the Central City Cafe
By Laura Treacy Bentley

Tonight at the Carousel,
a stripper will shimmy the organic
macaroni right off the shelves...

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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