Posted June 22, 2002
Thanks for all your love and support. Looking forward to many more PHC shows.
Can I work for your show? I've listened for 20 years now and am ready to do my part.
Love, Kabin Thomas
- Kabin Thomas
I got the summer job! Let's go celebrate! I feel like dancing. Meet me in the parking lot.
this exile from Lake Wobegone,
- Diane Amison
Ken and Sheila,
All those comtemplating marriage, please meet me after the show by the old Winnebago with the yellow umbrella.
Justin Thyme, Attorney at law.
- Dan Rockett
Granny in Somerset,
To Granny in Somerset, we hope your arms are feeling better. We know you would have flown in to be with us if they did.
- Carrie and Laurie
The APHC Crew of Lake Wobbegon,
Since, I don't have a TV set in my room, I am quite satisfied listening to your show in Las Vegas. You are an absolute "gem" on planet earth!
- Maritess Taylor
Happy 5th Anniversary! 5 down, eternity to go...
Jim, Chris, Chris and Martha,
We're listening to tonite's show under the big, beautiful sky in Montana and waiting to hear that unique family laugh. See you in Wisconsin!
- Sara-Jane and Chuck
To my wife Shelley of 2 weeks, I love you very, very much. Hope you're enjoying the show.
Welcome to the world Jack! Congratulations on being born. We love you very much and can't wait to see you home from the hospital soon.
- Erik & Theresa Landrum
Mark & Marge,
Wishing you a Happy 28th Year Wedding Anniversary, as you celebrate at the home renewable energy conference. Hope the photovoltaics session really turns you on!
- Chris & Beth
Newsweek says the cadaver is dead, but we know you'll keep yours alive and well. Knock 'em stiff in med school!
- Dad & Mom
Happy birthday to the best Louisiana Dad I ever had from your Hawaiian son
Hope the trip to London with the school kids didn't drive you batty! I'll be by in a couple weeks to pick up your cell phone. Thanks for letting me borrow it!
Marilyn and Ralph,
Congratulations on 50 years of marriage. You always said you'd never consider divorce. Murder, maybe. Thanks for doing neither.
- Kristy and Geoff
Happy 51st Birthday to my brother, the best mechanic in New Hampshire! P.S.: This is all the present you're getting.
Ever since you (Gary)have braodcast "The Prairie Home Companion", I've always wondered "Are the sheep ever nervous in Lake Woebegone? Just love your show! Even my youngest listens to you faithfully! Granted she's 32 and has finally grown up and knows good a good thing when she hears it! Keep up the fabulous work, May it never stop!
- Anita Read
Just wanted you to know that you are beautiful and I care about you,
- Jon K..
look mom i made onto the radio, hope your listining and glad to be home for the summern with you
Jim Sharon and Kids ,
To Jim, Sharon and Kids in Austin TX-Move back to Massachusetts where the Red Sox are hot, Berklee's music is cool and the grandparents are above-average. We are in the audience at Tanglewod.
- Dave and Elsa
Happy Listening with your Librariana!
Hurry back in to South Carolina and go crabbing with us - the summer is only going to last for so long...
Six light years maybe! Thanks for the greeting and tickets to the Dayton show! Love from your "forever 29" wife, Jacinta
You said you wanted to grow old with me--did you think it would happen this fast? Happy First...I promise to finish school soon.
Mary And Joe,
Congratulations on making your Mom and I proud Grandparents this week with the arrival of baby Lydia. We Can't wait for you to come and visit here in Arkansas. By the way, Since you are in Wisconsin, Think you could stop and get a six pack for me?
Bob and Nedi
- Bob and Nedi Reynolds
Don't let the dog grow any more before we get his doghouse built!
- Vicki & Mel
Glenn & Natalie, in Queens,
Happy second anniversary! Let's do Town Hall again this Christmas.
- Glenn & Anne, in the audience
You're the best partner a girl could have! Also, dinner's ready.
- Your loving wife, Barbara
Hey..have tonight listening to show. Me - busy working....
- your buddy
Mom & Dad,
Hi, Mom and Dad in New Jersey. Having fun with Aunt Robin here in Ohio but she said we were going out for pizza and she tricked me see some guy named Keillor just what a teenager wants to do. Love, Katie
Thys (tice) deHoop,
Happy belated fathers day. Now that I have a taste of fatherhood, I don't know how you made it all these years
- your son Thom
Hello Pittsburgh and Richmond. Eric, we await your arrival from Korea.
- Bob and Ruth Tobias
Thank you for 25 years of companionship and two wonderful children.
Almost 45 years. How it has happened is a miracle
Sarah, I'm sure Garrison and friends will miss us tonight, but I wouldn't miss your dance review, even for him (sorry, Garrison - love your show, and wish I could be cloned to be at the Fraze, too).
Love to my precious daughter, from Dad
- Dave Harvey
In the quiet of this early morning in Maryland, I treasure your contribution to life in America. I hear you weekly on WETA, saw you once at Wolf Trap. Long may you continue!
- Betty Walters
Connie aka Vince Conrad,
To my adopted Grandfather and wonderful friend. You are the reason children laugh, birds sing and roses bloom.
Posted June 21, 2002
Pat, Don, Keely and Lloyd,
We'll see you in a week and a half. Help us rebuild the deck, and we'll treat you to a refreshing dip in Lake Superior!
- Ali and Mark
Maybe someday I'll let you re-create "Tomato Butt" with your sister.
Please, dear friend, don't forget to let the dogs out!
- Mindy and Mark
Mary & Brandt in Tennessee,
Congratulations on your marriage!! Please keep an eye on Nonnie she got into the moonshine at your wedding!
- Jill, Woody, Mary Grant & William
Jon and Jena,
Dear Jon and Jena, We're celebrating your 2nd wedding anniversary at Prairie Home Companion. Hope your celebration was as fun as ours. Love
- Elsie and Byron
We're glad you made it back from Belfast safe! Now you can make em butter milk biscuits for us again...you're the greatest!
- Brian and all of Oxford
To Connie listening over the Internet in Argentina. It's winter down there, so stay warm. Wish we could share some of our heat. Dan, Becky and the Kids
- Dan Diercks
I rode a bull and survived...all because of powdered milk biscuits. Thank you NPR. And thank you Jen for making the biscuits tasty and expeditious!
- Brian Lehman
Marlene and Les Moore,
Wish you were here instead of watching the Minisota iron ore and coal boats pass by on the ST Clair River.
- Anna Moore
This is the greatest Mother's Day present of all time! If I forget to tell you, I had a great time tonight!
Sending you and your family bubbles filled with love as you walk this final pathway with your beloved Ray
To my loving wife, Jacinta,Happy 50th Birthday!. I know it's six years early but I wanted you to know how it feels. Your loving husband, Michael.
P.S. Remember when a great Saturday night date was driving around with the kids asleep in their car seats listening to this show ?
Happy 3rd Anniversary!
Just think, we'll be only be 91 on our 50t
Happy sweet sixteen. Now it's time to get that license and run all the bad drivers off the road.
Hi "Grammie O" in Westboro, Massachusets With love from 2 of your 44 grandchildren,
Cassie and Libby in Cincinnati, Ohio
- Libby and Cassie Favrot
KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING. oK NOT REALLY BUT GO usa AS WE ARE ON PILGRIMAGE IN sCOTLAND. wISH US GOD SPEED
- cHERYL kENDRICK
nicole, tyler and pete lee,
Hello Nicole in MSP! Can't wait to see you next weekend in Rogers & squeeze the daylights out of Tyler & see Ya-Ya! Your Sis, Michelle
- michelle proctor
Amy and Kevin,
Dear Amy and Kevin. Although woe is begone from your relationship, all your children are above average. Happy 4th anniversary from the Mi
Ali and Mark Van Doren,
Trip from U.P. to Managa to see St.Urho was great, now we're in Kettering with Keely and Lloyd. Love to you and the kitties!
- The Hakalas
Tom & Marcia in Maryland,
Bob, Lisa, Jim, and Robin are here and you're not; this will teach you to move away to Maryland!
- Jim Anslinger
To My Wild Woman, Six children, Adventure, Travel, The Farm, and all in 23 short years. How's about 23 more?
Greene County Job & Family Services,
Thanks for the thrity years of work but I"m out of there next Friday.
I'm celabrating my retirement at the Fraze!
To the best first year Lifeguard in all of Cincinnati! We are so proud of you!
- Mom and Dad
Congratulations to you and your Harp teacher, Jane, for being chosen to perform at the Suzuki Institute next week!
Doug & Mary Johnson,
Congratulations on 50 years of wedded bliss. May you have many more and God Bless You.
- Kenneth & Joyce
Paul, Pablo and Daddy: Happy 60th! We hope you can drag yourself out of a bar to see Garrison live at Tanglewood on your birthday. Love, Mary Faye, Zach, and Cole
- Nicole Swift
Happy Birthday from two of your biggest fans who finally found out what it is like to listen to an angel sing. Break a leg!
- Brad & Betty
Posted June 20, 2002
I love you and miss you already - see you when you return. Kiss the baby for me.
We're in the front row and wish you were here with us. Come and visit soon, we've got a new outhouse with your name on it.
- Red, Hoss and Beaumadine
Thanks fer bringin' our dotter Beaumadine into my life, and fer tolerating my clan. I love yu.
Dear Grandma Minnix,
Happy 100th birthday! We hope you don’t mind that we invited a few thousand people to celebrate with us! We love you!
- Kevin & Susan
- Kevin & Susan Messer
"The Ohio Rechenbergs (Wreck'-en-berg) wish a Happy 84th Birthday to Mom Jeanette Rechenberg in Naples, FL. Hope all those "Old Folks" (her phrase!) aren't getting on your nerves!"
- Ray and Begie ("Bee-Gee")
I bought your book WE ARE STILL MARRIED off the internet. It is autographed. It says "To Peter, Hppy Days!" I am not Peter. I am Neal. Would you sign it for me? I will give you $5.00. I am wearing the PHC Aloha shirt. Thanks
Neal Fitze (Pronounced FIGHTS)
- Neal Fitze
Susan, the twins and I are on our way to Savannah for good! Do you think I should stop smoking before I start my Vascular Surgery practice?
For anyone who has ever questioned Britney Spears's intelligence, this might answer your question:
"I get to go to lots of overseas places, like Canada."
- Britney Spears, Pop Singer
- Elizabeth Toler
Gene and Donna,
Congratulations on the birth of your new grandbaby, Paloma. Thanks for introducing us to Prairie Home Companion. Wish you were here with us seeing it.
- The Olsons
To the husband who was kidnapped in Indianapolis order to surprise him with the show in Ohio. Happy anniversary! How I love surprising you!!
- The Cat
May you always soar high with the Eagles. Congrats on recieving the rank of Eagle Scout. We are two very proud parents.
- Bill and Carol Lee
Happy Birthday! Your bi-polar crabbiness certainly makes the 21st of June feel like the longest day of the year.
- Paul Baumbach
The Husband Who Lost His Wedding Ring ,
Two months later you found where the cats rolled the ring. Next time you'll be living in the dog house! Happy 21st Anniversary
Thank you for being a wonderful father and husband. Love, Terri Kyle and Sarah
Haven't heard from you in a while. We're here at the show. Give is a call or come by for a visit sometime.
- Jim Pam Jeremy and Adric in Ohio
Hello to you, my ramblin'man...unpolished, yet eloquent, unfettered, yet grounded. Glad to be part of the incongruity.
Good Friends in the Twin Cities,
Had to move to Dayton after living 20 years in St. Paul before seeing PHC. It's very nice here, but miss you all & the shores of Gitche Gumee.
As we sit here in Kettering watching Prairie Home Companion, I know that my life with you will always be wonderful. Happy early 6th Anniversary.
- Jennifer Fuller
Mel & Becky in Nashville,
We miss you guys up here in Ohio. Thanks for not taking all the good music with you - we need some for this Saturday's show in Dayton.
- Uncle Bruce
Hey Denny! We wanted to send you off to see "Da Yoopers" in concert, but couldn't afford it. We hope you are enjoying this Father's Day present anyway.
- Brooke, Analeise, Kate and Bryan
My mom almost has the wedding plans finished. We better have a girl so I can have the wedding of MY dreams. Love you.
Congratulations Brendan on your graduation from Oberlin College and the Conservatory. Maybe someday you will be invited to play the piano on a P H C show!
Love Mom and Dad
- Tom Cooney/Marty Mullin
MADHAVA NAIDU & PADMINI DEVI,
DEAR DAD & MOM,
HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.U R LIKE A CANDLE SHOWING PATH TO US IN ALL VIEWS.WE R REALLY VERY LUCKY FOR BEING UR CHILDREN & GETTING AN OPPURTUNITY TO WISH U ON THIS WONDERFUL OCCASION. WE WISH U TO BE LIKE A BEAUTIFUL ROSE GARDEN WHICH WILL GET EVERY ONE'S ATTENTION FOR ITS BEAUTY.HAVE A NICE DAY. MANY MANY RETURNS OF THIS WITH BOOMING ENJOYMENT.
- Janu & Navya
Happy 48th birthday to a man with a vision! A vision of me...his beautiful wife
- Mary Beth
Posted June 19, 2002
Bryan Kevin Palmer,
To Bryan from Glens Falls N.Y. We are SO proud of you for making the Dean's list at Potsdam College! Best wishes for next semester.Love, Mom and Dad
- Kelly Palmer
Happy 37th Birthday. Glad I went walking in Memphis 11 years ago and that you graced my land.
- Dan Johnson
Bailey and Alec Johnson,
Congrats my precocious darlings on graduating from first grade and kindergarten. You are good looking, above average and pointed straight in the right direction.
- Dan Johnson
Margaret and Katherine Vial Warner,
Hello from Dayton, and love to our nieces Katherine and Margaret. We missed your birthdays, and we are both at fault, so blame "Shawn", the name you have given us which combines our names.
Love, Uncle John and Aunt Sharon
- John and Sharon Warner
Flight Surgeon Gwen,
I am still looking for you. I promise I will not bite. Just need to talk to you. Nothing else matters.
- Naval Aviator Alan
Hope your patients are well. Say hi to the cats. Be sure to give them some fish (both the patients and the cats).
Thanks for 31 great years! I'll never leave you--not even for someone younger and without bowel troubles.
Thank you for nourishing my soul...the vegetable garden, the long gentle walks, the lazy mornings spent snuggling. You are the husband of my dreams.
- Sandy W.
To my Princess Bride of 34-years, I have loved you since that snowy night 40-years ago. Thanks for spending our anniversary with Prairie Home Companion.
- JJ Walsh
del and margaret rose,
Love and jacaranda are in bloom. Our son Tommy has announced he is courting our best friends daughter Kristen. The same Kristen he married 22 yrs. ago in front of the backyard playhouse. She in 1st communion veil, he in black top hat, and both in swimsuits. See you in August-save some corn and tomatoes for us. We're coming HOME. Tom and Judy
- judy shanklin
Happy 31st to "My miracle". These past 5 years have been the biggest blessing in my life!
- your loving wife Dorothy
As you leave Minnesota for the eastern college scene at Oberlin, remember to eat some green jello and vegetarian lutefisk every week, don't ya know.
- Your Mom
Tess: Greetings from your Lactose-intolerant friend David in Sacramento! Please remember to try PowderMilk Biscuits without the milk-They're Great!
Greetings My LoveFrom Pittsburgh, Pa Whereever you are, I love you more now than ever and you are in my daily thoughts.
Happy 50th Birthday Mom! Love your 10 kids and 5 1/2 grandkids. Your wish that "I hope you have 5 just like you" is coming true!
- Elizabeth Tringali
Go to your public radio @ Sac FM on weekends and you'll find the Prairie Home Companion Show quite exhilarating. Or, you may surf at www.prairiehome.org I am truly having heat rashes and my flesh faileth so is my heart ...the heat here in LVegas is truly yak! Pls. send whatever help you can, in my transitional yrs , I know the LORD is looking at hearts. Much love.
- Tess Taylor
Sorry you couldn't be with me in KC for the show at Starlight. Let's go to St. Paul whenever HE gets back from his extended vacation!
Happy anniversary Wednesday and happy birthday Sunday to my enchanting and beautiful wife, who deserves two gifts every week anyway.
We celebrated our 32nd anniversary with you on the lawn at Wolftrap a couple of weeks ago. Ooops, I didn't put my anniversary wishes to my wife, Cathy, in the greetings basket. Please beg for my forgiveness. I would like to make it 33 next year.
You can always pick the best ear of corn. You make my heart melt like butter over yellow & white corn kernels.
Posted June 18, 2002
hey dear sister! we are loading the van in WI. We will see you soon in NC. Just in time for your birthday, again! Clear the yard of all snakes! Love me.
Rev. John and Dolores Dunham,
Greetings on your 50th wedding anniversiry. Thanks for introducing us to PHC. To bad you were a methodist pastor and not a luthren. All those baked beens at pot luck and no tuna hot dish.
- David Dunham
Good luck hiking the long trail - Vermont here we come.
- Lisa Hartmurmur
Laurie Tolman and Andrew Vick,
Looking forward to dancing with the guineau hens on the greensward at your wedding and wishing you decades of marital bliss.
- Cyrus and Katie
Happy 35th Birthday Gretchen. Papa and I are so proud of the beautiful, accomplished woman you have become.Kiss the folks in P.A. for us and have a bang up 4th of July.
- Ama and Papa
To the love of my life on the 8th anniversary of our first date. I want to grow old with you on the banks of the Escanaba River
Heidi (a.k.a. T-Bird),
Happy Solstice Birthday to the person who's been my everything for fifteen years -- looking forward to many more!
- Your Darlin' Swain
Jean and Maria,
To my parents, Maria and Jean: I miss you! I'm glad we still listen to the show when I visit, even if he makes Unitarian jokes... Love from your daughter, Betty Jeanne
- Betty Jeanne
Ralph & Amy,
Belated congratulations on the birth of your daughter Althea--- we're so glad she was a girl so you couldn't name her Torlief.
Note: We’ll be attending the Tanglewood show on June 29th for our 2 year anniversary (this greeting is for this performance, please).
Greeting to Kara: You’ve introduced me to two great things about life: (1) Garrison’s show on NPR, and (2) How much happiness I have found being married to you. I still feel like the luckiest man in the world. Happy Anniversary, Con-Gass.
P.S. The bit about Garrison is true, I didn't just say that to get this read on the show!
- Kevin (a.k.a.: con-gass)
Mom and Dad,
Happy 26th anniversary from your daughter and all of your baby pike grandfishes!
Carl & Nancy Vander Woude (say "wood"),
Mom & Dad, Hope you are comfy sitting on the lawn there in Kettering. Also hope it's not raining or buggy, and that you enjoy the show! Can't wait for the July 4th reunion, Love and Smooches~
- The GIRLS -- Susie, Carol, & Betsy
Z - Thanks for being the Zephiran Cholrdie that healed my life. 2.5 years aren't we suppose to have divorced by now? Yeah Yeah Yeah I do - A
Posted June 17, 2002
Hello to my sponsor in Southern California! I'm enjoying the trip and diving you sponsor me at in Florida. Wish you were here. But I don't think you believe that, see you later, enjoy the show without me, the wife/sponsorship recipient.
- terry karr
Kelli,from Main St. New Hampshire to Hennepin Ave! I Can't wait to spend my life with you no matter where it brings us! I love you,Richard
- Richard Riley
From Boring, Oregon on Lusted Road- This Summer Solitice is our 21st Anniversary. May we take advantage of the longest day of the year.
good luck with the new knee!! stay away from electric magnets and airports. at least this one will not rust.
- jim yondura
Happy Birthday to a wonderful father, terrific husband and fabulous friend. Thank you for keeping me up-to-date.
- Your loving techno-babe
Thank you for twenty years of love and laughter. Your eyes have truly touched my soul. Always and forever,Michael XOXO
I met you by the creek 7 years ago, who would have thought we would still be up the creek now? Thanks for 7 wonderful years...
Praying that our unborn child is healthy, grows up wise, and becomes wealthy enough to support his old dad. P.S. God, make him a fisherman.
Thanks for the Gift Certificate to Home Depot for Father's Day! I used it to buy Dad his Father's Day gift!
Flight Surgeon Gwen,
In April, you wrote:
'Endymion, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep ..." What are your true intentions?
Selene, I just read your message of 06 April, 2002- Is it really you? I miss you so much. My TRUE intentions? Friendship, Partnership, Marriage, Family, Babies (X2) with you! Life, like it was supposed to be. Sorry I missed you in May. I miss you very much.
- Naval Aviator Alan
Joe and Mike,
Congratulations on being accepted into the fraternal order of identical twins.
garrison keillor and company,
You guys are great, Real entertainment that the family can listen to! Keep up the good work in this time of uncertainty!
- CJ - Mountains of North Carolina
Melanie and Roger,
Re the ongoing Wisconsin Woodlands/Hoosier Hills competition:
You've added a woodchuck to the mengerie? We're impressed, but still have top bragging rights after hosting the wild turkey and its companion cat. Keep your eyes peeled, as we are...with binoculars and Minolta at the ready.
Beth and David
PS No..the photos didn't turn out....
- Beth Larson Stigall
Happy 33rd birthday to my wonderful husband Kevin. Thanks for all your patience and support. Happy birthday Dad, from Taylor and Corinna. We love you.
My niece Jeniece & dear husband Shawn,
Happy Anniversary! May Krispy Kreams dot all your travel miles proportionately! See you ALL at Grandma Lew's next year!
- Your Aunt Therese & dear husband Michael
My husband and I will be bringing his father, who is 90 years old to your show at Tanglewood on June twenty nineth. I was on line when the tickets went on sale. Their computer went down immediately, probably because there were so many wanting tickets to see you. It was a holiday and by the time I got tickets we are sitting in nose bleed seats. Please say hi to Wil Bernier sitting way way back who is ninety and listens to you every Saturday night without fail. Thanks so much.. Billie Jean
- Billie Jean KBernier
Happy fathers day dad!
(a few days late!)
Wish you could be here with me. Hope the shoulder is doing better.
P.S. Garrison sounds taller on the radio. :)
- Patricia Titcomb
Every minute I spend with you is a vacation... I'm just glad it's only occasionally a "run from the Missouri Park Patrol" vacation. nuzzle nuzzle.
Happy fiftieth birthday to George in Forks-of-Ivy, North Carolina from your sister Katie in Staten Island, New York. Hope you AND the llamas are happy and healthy!
- Katie McCarthy
Hello to Kim and Jerry And Derrick in Wisconsin from Jim in Camp LeJeune, N.C. It was 95 yesterday. Is it snowing up there yet?
- James Titley
Congratulations! High School is over! Now you get to do like the rest of us and pretend that you know what you're doing all the time.
Posted June 16, 2002
Thanks for making me the happiest man in the world. Let's savor our weekend at Tanglewood.
Happy 40th Birthday for Jerome,my French Son-in-law in New York City from mother-in-law Bettie in Kansas City
- Bettie Ferguson
You're the love of my life, thank you for being you and loving me. Let's go see PHC "live" in Minn. sometime soon.
Listening to Prairie Home with you is the highlight of my week. Best is when we listen from Oklahoma. Love, Shuri
garrison keillor and company,
greetings from a stumbling lutheran in pasadena md. i have'nt fallen yet. God keeps encouraging me with gifts : wife, children ,grand children .what next?
- bob dorsch
To everyone who is on this show,
I lisen to your show every sunday.It is very funny.
- Wesley Drinkwater,age 12
Still waiting for you to find your way back to the white Ford in Kansas City. Assuming you are still using THAT map and are lost again!
- Your wife, Tammi
Hope you're enjoying working on Kodiak Island and that the bears haven't snuck up on you yet while you weren't looking!
Fly high and long with a sure grip. Please don't let go of the hang glider. dad
Toni& Eddie Leonard & Jack&Judy Bauman,
Congratulations on your first Social Security checks! You can spend the extra money on your new grandchild due next February.
- Sherry, Stephen and Eli