Posted November 23, 2002
Hello, Snookums, How's things going these days? Glad to get your last email.
Love from your POOH BEAR
I "am" strong, you "are" good looking and our children "are" above average...I really could not ask for more. Oh! how about a cabin in Wisconsin?
Congratulations on your law school success. If ~~~ that arguing at home pays off, there must be a God.
Let's do the polka!!!
Hello to Jill in Antarctica from Scott in Montana, I haven't cooked since you left!
- Scott Kragerud
My Sweet Sierra,
The heavens aligned to bring us together. It may have been forty years but it seems like yesterday. I am alive, again.
We've been married for 4 months now...I'm so glad I didn't let all your body hair scare me away ! Love, Jeannie
- Jean Dillon
Do you think 10 winters in Chicago have prepared us for winter in Fairbanks, Alaska? Neither do I, but I guess we'll find out.
Mom and Dad Lemm,
Say hi to Katie,Sarah and Annie for us. We'll pick the girls up tomorrow at noon sharp. Or Monday sometime…
Mike & Mary
- Mike Lemm
Our families in New York and California,
Happy Thanksgiving -Chanukah confluence. Chanukah: Olive oil, enough to burn for one day, lasts eight. Thanksgiving: Big bird, cooked for one meal, lasts eight.
- Marty and Liz in Oregon
Mark and Lynne Barton,
Thank you for twenty-one wonderful years of parenting.
- Paul Barton
Here's to Nana in Ijamsville, Maryland for listening to our show each week. Nana is faithful to our show and tapes the broadcast each week.
Thanks for coming all the way from Victoria, British Columbia to Birmingham, Alabama. You've really shown me what friendship can mean. See you soon.
- John Godsey
Lowell & Elizabeth in Farmville, Virgini,
It's been 8 years, but we still miss you and the whole gang! Eat a turkey drumstick, and think of us! Have wonderful thanksgiving!
- Mark & Pauline in Leeds, Yorkshire
Nancy, Jim, and Matthew Jenkins,
Hope ya'll are doing well in Texas while we enjoy the show up here in Chicago. Take care. Love, Jim and Rosemary
- Jim and Rosemary
Thank you so much, Greg, for taking me to see Garrison tonight at the Auditorium. What fun!
Missy and I spent much of day near the lake and looking for eagles----sure wish you were here to help us in our search
Thank you for informing your New Jersey folk on how to obtain tickets for the November 30 NYC show . . . a feat that escaped us for several years. Your visit last week brought the two red heads together for the first time. A reminder, Stillwater is not that far away and the light is always in the window. Claire and Ray
- Claire and Ray Gilday
I'm listening to PHC, watching the beautiful Auditorium on the web, and thinking of you. I'm bringing the club to Chicago next month!
From the desert to the frozen north: and from 1,000 miles away I smile with you !
Your Cousin Ellen
Thanks for the great time in St. Paul with you and Garrison...the best time I've had with my clothes on in a LONG time! I love you
Bart--I know your spirit is at the Auditorium today, even if you're not. You're STILL "The Best Tour Guide" in Chicago". Regards,
i have very often thoughts for you Stuart that's coming from france : you know the country where you used to live for 1,5 year. i hope u will come back to that country soon as ... a tourist now sylvie, paris, france 11/24/02 1,15 am
George &Lois in Massachusetts,
Sure miss our Saturday night PHC get togethers. come over some Saturday and we'll do it again.
- Bob & Joan in Ohio
I Love You!!
Thanks for 16 wonderful years. Here's to 60 more.
Greetings Moragas! I know your listening to our favorite radio program.
Hey mom thanks for paying for my college tuition this year I will make up to you somehow!
- Sonya Fohrenkamm
Thanks for putting up with me and my string joke for the last 10 years. I'll find a new joke for the next ten! I love you, Marion Dimick
- Marion Dimick
Congratulations to Jim Felbinger and his new job, it was a long wait but sure worth it. Now get started on hanging those xmas lights. Love from your two doggettes and you know who we are.
Hikin' Bikin' Granny,
A very happy more-or-less thirty-something birthday from FSO in AZ. Thanks for 40 great years.
a few minutes of conservation has been lasted over 13,661,280 minutes.
Happy birthday, honey. All this and more!
Mom And Alex,
I''ve never been anywhere but Michigan for Thanksgiving before, but I'm looking forward to eating turkey on the beach in Naples this year.
- Jay Woods
Hope all is well in Stavanger. Stay focused on school and we look forward to seeing you at Christimas. Please bring back some salmon or a beautiful Norwegian girl. Love, Mom, Dad, Jon and Lauren
- Eric and Anita Sepp
Dad and Mom,
Happy belated thirty-something anniversary and Happy early Birthday because if it weren't for you both where would I be?
Posted November 22, 2002
Looking forward to your pies on Thanksgiving. Julia Childless will be cooking a bird...if it doesn't work out we'll always have your pies and ketchup. Love,
- Lyn & Paulette
Henry H. Brown,
It's been a year since you left us and we think of you everyday.
Skip, Kathleen,Claire, Anna and Nigel
- Henry C. Brown
Lordy, Lordy Look who's....34 Happy Birthday, Honey, and thanks for being the glue that holds our little family together.
- Doug and Ryan
I'm bummed that I won't be snoogeling with you next Saturday night listending to APHC. Save a place for me next time. Three Squeezes...
- Your Main Squeeze
Phil and Miriam,
Surprise greetings to the Downers Grove relatives from your favorite sister in Arden Hills. Happy Thanksgiving!!
For my Joel,
We will soon be seeing Garrison in person at the Auditorium.... ahhh...bliss...
Gwyn Evans in Milwaukee,
Happy 38th birthday!
I may only be 3 months old, but I know a great dad when I meet one. P.S. In 16 years, can I borrow the car?
- Your son, Aidan
Lois Head, MCC General Manager,
Don't be anxious about some young man proposing while the Minnesota Center Chorale warbles love songs at the Christmas Cabaret. Relax! Love will answer "Yes!"
- Chuck Head
Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke,
Good luck with the rest of the tour! Play one for me tonight. See you in Cincinnati in February, Mike!
- Stephen Fish
Heather & Gary,
Much love and many good wishes to both of you on your marriage the day after Thanksgiving. Hope we all live thru it! XXXOOO Mom
- Michele Curtis
joni my wife and love of my life,
thank you for the happiness you have given me.
- phillip plumlee
Congratulations on your acceptance to Walt Disney World College Internship Program for the Spring 2003 Semester. Don't spend too much time with Goofey. Love, Mom
- Susan Hagood
lenny and dianne,
mom dad, i'm excited to come home for thanksgiving. food at school isn't that good, and i'm getting hungry! Better put TWO turkeys in mom.
Chris and Amy in Tokyo,
Looking forward to seeing you back stateside for the holidays. Enjoy turkey day in Kentucky, but we're waiting for you at Christmas here in Minnesota! Hurry home to us all!
- Mom & Dadvid
hello to suzy in Virginia Beach from adam in St.Augustine. Three more days baby, bring your black corsett & heals, theres plenty of ironing to do.
Doug & Kate,
Hugs and love to the two greatest people in my life - my sweetie Doug and our Guy Noir loving daughter, Kate.
Our anniversary is Thanksgiving day and I thank you for 15 years of happiness, you put the sparkle in my eye!
- Mick O'Brien
I had a great time last weekend and can't wait to gobble up a little of your love on Thanksgiving. From one turkey to another, I love you.
- Jason Kladiva
Mike and Harmony,
in Memphis: Wish you were here. The snow isn't too deep.
- The old folks at home
Happy Birthday to the Love of my Life
Dan and Dee Gillen,
To Dan & Dee in Vero Beach, FL, It took me 20 years, but I finally made it to the greatest show on earth. Do you think I can get extra credit for my creative fiction class at Columbia College?
- Brian Gillen
Happy 17th Birthday from Mom and Dad. Your car should be out of the shop any day now.
- Brian Hoffman
If you're pregnant, we'll name it Garrision.
Happy 21st Anniversary,my,time does fly when your having fun.
- Brenda Cranford
To a wonderful, wonderful man: Brian Gillen. Enjoy your favorite show!. All my love, Tricia
- Tricia Gillen
Mary Beth Bankson,
You will be the most beautiful bride to ever walk down the aisle. I'm looking forward to your New Year's Eve Wedding Celebration.
Looking forward to spending Thanksgiving weekend with you at the cabin.
Ghosts of melodious prophesyings rave
Round every spot where trod Apollo's foot;
Silver clarions awake, and faintly bruit,
Where long ago a giant battle was;
And, from the turf, a lullaby doth pass
In every place where infant Orpheus slept.
Feel we these things? -that moment have we stepped
Into a sort of oneness, and our state
Is like a floating spirit's. But there are
Richer entanglements, enthralments far
More self-destroying, leading, by degrees,
To the chief intensity: the crown of these
Is made of love and friendship, and sits high
Upon the forehead of humanity.
All its more ponderous and bulky worth
Is friendship, whence there ever issues forth
A steady splendour; but at the tip-top,
There hangs by unseen film, an orbed drop
Of light, and that is love: its influence,
Thrown in our eyes, genders a novel sense,
At which we start and fret; till in the end,
Melting into its radiance, we blend,
Mingle, and so become a part of it -
Nor with aught else can our souls interknit
8 senior citizens with no tickets for your show tonight supported public radio in Madison - at Michael Feldman's "What Do You Know?" Save tickets for us next year!
- Fishburns, Listons, Sindbergs & Rices
Route 66 awaits. I promise to keep you supplied with roadmaps if you'll promise to bring me along as eye candy.
All my love,
- Mike Ebert
I made it back to Jacksonville, Illinois on Saturday morning. Remember when our sister Idella listened to Prarie Home Companion & thought Lake Welbegon was a real place.
- Jerry Meyer
Crazy enough to move with me from Florida up to the Chicago suburbs....maybe crazy enough to marry me someday.
COLONEL Brian Miller,
Congratulations on your promotion, Honey, but remember..I don't do windows OR polish eagles!Your dad would be very proud of you,as I am.
- Your Loving Wife, Cindy
You're the greatest, thanks for tollerating your psychotic wife as well as you do.
Your Psychotic Wife, Kathy
- Kathy Sargent
Mike & Donna & the kids in Ann Arbor,
Looking forward to seeing the new house at Thanksgiving. Hope everything is all moved in and unpacked – especially the piano.
- Pat &Peg
Thank You for 12 wonderful Thanksgivings,You are the Lovve of my life,
Happy 12th Anniversary to my wife Staisey, whom I love and create mulch for.
Hi Gabriel,in Temple NH, keep practicing that trumpet. Your day will come!
Mom & Dad,
40 years ago today Peggy & Jon were Wed!
Congratulations on a love that is timeless!
Happy "Ruby" Wedding Anniversary!
- the Ohlemachers
This year we spend our first Thanksgiving as husband and wife. May I have dessert first? I love you!
Posted November 21, 2002
Ed, Eva, and Dana,
Had you all remained in Chicagoland, we'd be celebrating my 57th birthday on 11/23 at the live PHC performance, instead of dodging Seagulls in Seattle
Life is too short not to be with the one you love & loves you.You know where to find me, I'll be right here in Lake Woebegon. MLGVM-Always
You really need a nice bag of Powdermilk Biscuits. After you enjoy them, I'll bake you a delicious rhubarb pie you'll never forget! Thank goodness for frozen rhubarb!
Hope your broken bones are mending well after your rugby incident.
- Russ and Rachel
Whenever I hear this show, I think back to when we were married and we used to listen to it together.
Laura and Julie and Philip will all be celebrating their birthdays together by attending the Chicago Auditorium Theatre broadcast -- We're so excited to be able to share our birthdays and this great broadcast together!!
- Laura VanBuskirk
happy birthday darling gary from your wife brenda. i hope you'll like our new asheville home.
- brenda lux
17 years ago today, I first saw your dancing eyes in the old Denver airport, and I uttered those immortal words, "Don't I know you from somewhere?" Today in Chicago, we're getting ready for our 17th Thanksgiving together, along with the 14-year-old son those dancing eyes produced. Happy anniversary, Pantoni. Ice cream cone after the show?
David and Kathy,
Dad and Mom,
Thanksgiving won't be the same without you, and neither will the food. I'll miss your kolaches!
Hope you'r paying attention when Garrison reads, "Hale loves you. Marrying you and the cabin in Lutsen are the best decisions he ever made"
Doris & Paul Baluch in PA,
Thanks for all the cards. The shoulder is coming along - tell the dogs I'll be up for a game of tug pretty soon!
- Maria in CT
Happy 35th to my Sunshine! Thanks from my heart for a lifetime full of love from you and our beautiful girls, Chloe and Daphne. Love, Christian
- Christian Bigelow
Christine, Martha and Michael,
You may be away at school in the prairie at U of Illinois in Champaign, Western Michigan U in Kalamazoo and Notre Dame in Niles, but we got the prairie here in the city this week where us men are always good looking.
- Oh Dad in Chicago
About TIME we got to see APHC live!(assuming we didn't blow another transmission on the way to the show...)
- Sam Lopez
"Sit back, enjoy the show & try not to think about being 60. Happy birthday. Love you always, Kayzie."
(I'm surprising my hubbie with tickets to your show in Chicago 11/23 - hope you can air this)
- Kaye Miller
You have to like this show. It's even better than car talk.
Posted November 20, 2002
Happy Anniversary. The last two years have been wonderful and I look forward to many more to come. Love, Erica
Congradulations to Erica at Oregon State University who turned 22 today. It's all down hill from here. Happy Birthday and I love you.
Happy 45th Jeff. Your out in the car sitting in the driveway with the radio on listening to Garrison. Maybe you'll get a radio for your Birthday so you can listen in the house.
- Laura Lynn
Noah and Lou say hello to Dave in Miami - when you tire of erratic weather and corruption, come visit us in Chicago.
- Noah Scott Warman
Quit fiddlin' around in Michigan and hurry home. The mouse is stuck under the 'fridge again!
Happy 22nd Birthday today Alan! We're so glad the diaphragm failed that one time.
Mom and Dad
Bon jour Georges! I saw you in the moon last night and wanted you to know that I was thinking about you.
sorry I won't be home for thanksgiving, but I promise to break out the scrabble board in Indiana
- your favorite grandson
The old gang at Club 505,
Missed the Saturday dance. Heard they crowded the floor. Since I got agoraphobia, don't get around much anymore. Joy is defined as dancing a set of Chicago-style polkas followed by an ice cold bottle of beer. Miss you all.
- Bob Zavada
You proposed, I said yes! These are the happiest days of my life, I'm positively walking on air and can't wait to be your wife! NOW can we get another cat??
Can't wait to see you for thanksgiving! and have some of your great tasting sweet potato caserole. Rub pepper on the head for me
- Matt Osborne
Sorry to hear about the chocolate factory closing after 100 years in Fulton, NY. Rainy days will never smell the same.
- Victor Acker
After what happened to the black cat and the garden hose I promise to be more careful when firing the canon.
Any woman who loves Cape Cod and Prairie Home Companion can't be all bad.
- Curtis a.k.a. Kyle
How does kushaw pie with Cool Whip sound for Thanksgiving! Can't wait to get you home!Love from Mom and Dad!
- Rita Osborne
I'll never forget strolling Santa Fe's plaza in the snow. Life with you is always a trip, and trips with you are always life-giving!
- Elaine Payne
How are you? I'm working, fun fun fun!!! It's getting really busy here...I'm not going to the Systema class, cuz you said they were jerks...but I'm going to check out the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu place in Boulder, though...you liked it there, didn't you??
I LOVE YOU!!!! Don't forget that!!!
I'm PROUD of you too!!!!
- Tonya = )
"Nature rarer uses yellow"
Nature rarer uses yellow
Than another hue;
Saves she all of that for sunsets,--
Prodigal of blue,
Spending scarlet like a woman,
Yellow she affords
Only scantly and selectly,
Like a lover's words.
Did you want something from me?
- Forever, Endymion
My Sweetie Pie,
You wrapped a string of lights around my heart and 3 years later they sparkle on! I love you!
- Your Sweetie Pie
Myself and Adrienne,
Hello to Myself and Adrienne. We hope we're the only 2 nineteen year olds with blue hair here in row W!
- Joel Wiersema
Mike & Linda,
Happy 39th wedding anniversey today the 28th of December. You kids have way too much fun for aging boomers.
- Bill & Judy
Happy birthday to Leslie. Keep practicing your violin and maybe someday you'll play on NPR. Love Mummy and Dad
Happy 15 Broud, I hope you get to hear this as you are such a Prairie Home junkie. Happy Thanksgiving to the McSuibhne clan.
- Tammy and Norm
Posted November 19, 2002
Hey Toni, I just wanted to remind myself to clean the cat box out on Friday, thought this would be the perfect way to do so, unless the smell notifies me first.
Thanks for the great tickets to SEE Garrison on stage.
Its the ONLY way to ever get "old tons of fun" out of the house and away from his radio on Saturday night! Love, Mom & Dad
- Nancy Barry
Could you please give us a preview of "the lion laying down with the lamb" this year and make it a new commandment "Thou shalt not let another Republican gloat." Oh yes, thanks for inventing Alka-Seltzer!
I hate to tell you this, but the Lazy Boy Dad is so fond of gave up the ghost, but ya'll can still come see me this Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same without spending it with the one you love.Since that is usually me in a corner talking to myself, I'll have no problems that a little bit of self-pity won't cure!
Bob and Ellen, Congratulations on your 46th wedding anniversary from your honeymoon baby. Thanks for getting to the altar on time! Your loving son, Brian
- Brian Hartley
Happy Birthday, Miss Camille. Congratulations on having successfully completed your first decade! We're so proud of you. Go Brooklyn! Love, Candi and Snib
- Candice Gruver
Don and Jan Philips,
I'm doing the best I can spending your money here at college.
your favorite son
- Claiborn Phillips
Hope all is going well for you at Air War College - if we had more women like you in leadership we'd have shorter wars - maybe none at all!
would you please lighten up this Thanksgiving--Spread a little sunshine. We don't want another war about the Bible and, could we get you a bigger pair of elastic pants
Of course I love you and I would love to show it more often. So please get your sister out of my house!
Willkommen in Amerika, Micha, and thank you for making the long trip to join me at "A Prairie Home Companion" in Chicago!" Love, Muschi
- Hannelore Kiss
Posted November 18, 2002
Bob and Kathy,
So glad you're finally coming home to St. Louis. It's no Lake Wobegon, but it's the best we've got.
Love, your son
- J. R.
Noah McKittrick ,
Happy 21st Birthday to Noah Mc Kittrick. Love from Mom and Dad back in beautiful Telluride, Colorado.
- Gloria Mc Kittrick
Mom & Dad,
Happy Hanukkah! Thank you for the wonderful wedding; remember I'm still your baby!!
Dick and Barb Johnson,
David, Nora and Linnea wish their grandparents, Dick and Barb Johnson, South Side White Sox fans, a Happy 50th Anniversary. They're in the audience tonight.
- David Gail Wernette
Thank you for putting up with me as I dealt with this past election. I'm quite calm now, and may even speak to the in-laws during the holidays.
I turn you in and told them you had a good mama so don't go up there and make a fool of yourself.
- pat malone
Hi, How are you?? Have a nice day. JPC
Better you should break my wallet than break my heart. Better you should break my heart than to never have touched it at all.
Bev. An amusing story is enclosed. My mother was very much like this ladies mother, only with a very clipped British accent.
- John Combs
Terry Bryant and family,
I am trying to decide what story to tell for my Toast Masters first speech to add a little humor. Can't decide between de-beaking chickens or selling the pet pig to buy Barbie dolls. Are those stories funny???
Love you a bunch your sister
- Rebecca Bryant
[for the 11/23 broadcast in Chicago]: 15-1/2 years ago you heard Garrison read my first anniversary greeting to you on the air. It took me this long to get us into the audience, but wasn't it worth it -- if only to be alone away from the kids? I love you.
I wish there were words to describe what your show means to me. Every show is like a great big welcoming embrace.
Kristin Knudsen and Leroy Latta,
To Mom and Dad in the mountains love from your college girl in the corn fields!
- Claire Knudsen-Latta
Posted November 17, 2002
Tom & Carolyn,
May lutefisk always be plentiful in your home & the homes of your family...But not the home of your sister!
Love, Frank & Ev
- Frank & Evelyn
(Around Dec 16)
Happy Birthday Bestemor, at the Norse Home in Seattle!
En Hundre og atte ar gammle. Older then the Union with Sverige. Vi elsker du.
- Gary McCausland (doesn't sound too Norsk)
Happy 12th Anniversary, Mike. Let's make this yee-haw dance just for us! All my love
HI!! Mr. Garrison I truly admire your charisma, talent and beautiful show. I wish you could invite Bela Fleck and the Fleck Tones...with Mr. Levi on the piano and harmonica. I live in Rio RIco AZ. My name is Victor Mendoza your faithful listener.
To Rachel, the best friend a band geek could ever have: Thanks for the good times, you make life flow like ketchup on a birthday cake. Have a great Sweet Sixteen!
LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT TOWN HALL DECEMBER 21. IT WOULD NOT BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU.
Hi to Jody in Minneapolis. You light up the Twin Cities with your beauty and resiliency. I would move to Lake Wobegon to be nearer to you if you could stand me. Thanks for being my close friend for 28 years.
- Steve Kimball
Hi to James Kimball at Trinity College in Dublin where he's studying Quantitative Guinness,Pub Etiquette, and English.
- Steve Kimball