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May 2 - 8, 2004
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May 8, 2004

Wishing you a great evening from out here lost
in space....
- Sam

Mom & Dad,
You know how they said they caught the guy who sent out the most recent computer worm? They got it wrong. I did it. Thank you dad, for teaching me how to rip a hard drive!!
Love you guys,
Don't tell the press,
- da kid

Mom and Dad,
The babysitter you left fell asleep. Don't pay her too much. By the way, do we have an uncle Jack in Penn. ? He says he's out of money, so I sent him your credit card number and the babysitters wallet. Hope you're having fun, and no, I'm not getting into trouble.
- Morgan

Caroline Divadio,
to a wonderful friend and lover i can't do without. Happy Mothers Day. sorry the kitchen isnt clean and the meal is not made but I'll be there when i can
- Bobbie

Dick Lund,
Dick, Know you're a long time listener to Prairie Home. Open that Minnesota door and let some cool air down to Alabama.
- Kaye & Mike Turpen

Stephen Ryan,
Good news! Purchased shoes for the wedding. Would you care to join me online for a "dinner date" tonight?
- Ssilly Pooh

Andrew and Noah,
Best of Luck on the show tonight guys.
Above all else, have fun!
We love you!
- the gang

Birthday present coming and should get there by the time you'll be needing it.
- Pat & george

Carol and Howard Fredrick,
Happy 44th anniversary and happy Mother's Day, Mom. I drove past Sam's Club this morning, and your parking spot is open. Come on down, Allison wants to rollerblade with you.
- Laurie

Billy M,
Next time, remember to try out for the talent show! When you didn't show, I had to play the double bass duet by myself. ~PBBBTH!~
Much Love,
- Morgan M


Hang in there. They tried to destroy others before us, but we will continue to be beautiful to their nastiness.
- Mrs. J'Noel Gardiner

Ella Alexandra,
Welcome to my very first, above average grandchild, born on Thursday, May 6!
- Grandmom Norwood in Pennsylvania

Sahara Smith,
Good luck Sahara! We're soooo proud of you! We'll be here tonight in Wimberley cheering loudly and rooting for you! Tons of hugs!!!!
- James and JoAnn

Birthday present coming and should get there by the time you'll be needing it.
- Pat & george

Carol and Howard Fredrick,
Happy 44th anniversary and happy Mother's Day, Mom. I drove past Sam's Club this morning, and your parking spot is open. Come on down, Allison wants to rollerblade with you.
- Laurie

Terry A. ,
Drive Careful
Missing You

P @};-
- Penny N.

Uncle Ben,
How do you make a noose? No no no, I don't have anything in mind, just wondering...Oh, by the way, would you happen to know when Aunt Penealope is coming over? Could you invite her? I have a little something in mind...
- Morgan

David & Laura,
Congratulations on the record setting goal of fitting ALL the college dorm room necessities in the car in less than 2 hours for the move home from Ohio. Chocolate cupcakes are ready for Mother's Day in Omaha. The dog, (Maggie), is working on her homecoming greeting. Love,
- Polly & Maggie, the Wheaton

the guy who plays the bass,
I play the bass too! I started in 4th grade, when I was only 8. What I really liked was charging down the hallways of my school and scareing the violinists!
- Morgan

Cedar Cliff HS class of 64,
Sorry I can't make the class reunion. The class dweeb is doing fine in New Mexico.
- Mike Bonsal

Randy and Jack Keillor,
Regards to Jack and Randy Keillor in Anoka. Looking forward to seeing you at this winter's conference.
With "Bretheren Love",
Paul Screnock, Adams, WI
- Paul Screnock

May 7, 2004

Rachel and Steve,
Happy Birthday Rachel! Just recounted your
boxes in the basement--you'll need to rent a
bigger truck.
- Mom and Dad

May 6, 2004

Mom and Dad,
Happy anniversary to the two most stubborn liberals in Fairfield County. Love your kids.
- Katie, Rob, Mike and Mary

To my wonderful husband Mike,
Happy Birthday to you on the first of many 29th birthdays. You're too young to be complaining about being so old. Really, just because you have hair in places it is not commonly found, your metabolism is slowing down and you tire easy, that's no reason to whine about being old! It's been a wonderful 505 days being married to you!
- The Wife

Mom Amber and Dad Karl,
Don't worry about me during your big night out from Armstrong, Iowa. Uncle Scott taught me how to reformat a hard drive and Barckley gave me a tongue bath.
- Baby Alice, 2 months-old

Happy 65th Birthday! We're glad to see that you didn't wear your duck-taped shoes to the show. Love Always!
- M & G

Mema (pronounced Mee-Ma),
Happy 99TH birthday to Mema in East Providence, Rhode Island from your great grandchildren and your grandchildren who are pretty great too. We love you!

- Debbie

May 5, 2004

Did you fix that calliope yet? The repo men are coming to get it.
- Dino

Round up the old band. I'll get the cider jug; you get the washboard. We'll be tenting tonight at the old campground.
- M.S.

Richard and Barbara Johnson,
See you soon on Whitewater Lake -- Where the women are strong, the men are good looking and your children are way above average. Love you!
- Laura Elaine

Your beloved, ugly stereo played this show at our wedding party 24 years ago. We've talked about coming ever since. I'm glad we're finally here!
- Your Darlin', Barb

Eliot Grasso,
Dear Eliot,
Make all my pipe dreams come true. Good
Luck in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Helen Seay

May 4, 2004

Carl Smith,
Hi Dad, Happy Birthday! Congratulations on turning another year! Hope this year's 29th is the best yet! love, sarah
- Sarah Smith

My life long wish came true; I got to see Garrison in person at Ryman Auditorium May 1. Garrison mentioned Vanderbilt University in his opening. Thanks for buying the tickets for me. Love --Mum.
- Khoe Tran

Happy 20th Birthday! One more year and I'm pretty sure you really will grow out of it. Hang in there!
- Kristofur

Dave C the Canadian,
Did you hear about the Newfoundlander who moved to Wisconsin and died drinking milk? The cow fell on him.

- Kaylan

Larry Huseth,
Happy 25th anniversary to the only Garrison Keillor fan I know and the best husband ever. Can't wait to spend the next 25 years together! Your loving wife.
- Colleen Huseth

May 3, 2004

the National Audio Theater Festivals,
Good luck on the upcoming National Audio Theater Festival in West Plains, MO! I know it will be as great as those of the last two years!
- randy story

Tonight I’m here at school investing your money in the malt beverage industry. I’ll catch the show tomorrow. Love to all. P.S. Don’t tell mom.
- Will Butler

May 2, 2004

Fran and Vic Leanza,
We love and miss you. Hope you'll visit Baltimore soon. You're adopted children, Majida and Andrew.
- Andrew and Majida


Herman the German,
You are my favorite mom so far. Thanks for saving the best kid for last. Happy Mother's Day. I love you! Your Favorite
- Judy

To mom,
Happy birthday and Mothers Day, May 9th
- Charlie

Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance

In Garrison Keillor's latest book, Lake Wobegon native Margie Krebsbach dreams up the idea of a trip to Rome, hoping to get her husband Carl to make love to her — he's been sleeping across the hall and she has no idea why. She finds a patriotic purpose for the journey. A Lake Wobegon boy, Gussie Norlander, died in the liberation of Rome, 1944, and his grave, according to his elderly brother, Norbert, is in a neglected weed patch near the Colosseum...

It's a story of Wobegonians in a strange land, telling stories of kinship and self-revelation — all delivered with Keillor's trademark humor.

77 Love Sonnets by Garrison Keillor

77 Love Sonnets From Garrison Keillor:
“When I was 16, Helen Fleischman assigned me to memorize Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 29, ‘When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state’ for English class, and fifty years later, that poem is still in my head. Algebra got washed away, and geometry and most of biology, but those lines about the redemptive power of love in the face of shame are still here behind my eyeballs, more permanent than my own teeth. The sonnet is a durable good. These 77 of mine include sonnets of praise, some erotic, some lamentations, some street sonnets and a 12-sonnet cycle of months. If anything here offends, I beg your pardon, I come in peace, I depart in gratitude.”

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