Greetings
June 18, 2005 - June 25, 2005
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June 25, 2005




To: Class of 1969-St. Anne's Grammer School, Rochester, NY 14620
It is now"June and we would like to see you in September"Looking for the class of 1969-St. Anne Grammer School-Rochester, NY 14620 Contact: Gary Gerew-315-470-6050,Nina Timpani-Hamilton-ninahami@aol.com,Judy Heagney-O'Hara-P.O. Box 18723-Lac de Ville-Roch.NY 14618-0723.
—Judy Heagney-O'Hara



To: Class of 1969-St. Anne's Grammer School, Rochester, NY 14620
It is now"June and we would like to see you in September"Looking for the class of 1969-St. Anne Grammer School-Rochester, NY 14620 Contact: Gary Gerew-315-470-6050,Nina Timpani-Hamilton-ninahami@aol.com,Judy Heagney-O'Hara-P.O. Box 18723-Lac de Ville-Roch.NY 14618-0723.
—Judy Heagney-O'Hara



To: Heather
( Hello! This is for the July 2nd show! We'll be there!) Heather: I never thought that I would be able to legally marry at all, but now that Massachusetts has made it possible, I can't tell you how glad I am to be marrying you. Love from Annie
—Annie Sevelius



To: Heather
Heather: I never thought that I would be able to legally marry at all, but now that Massachusetts has made it possible, I can't tell you how glad I am to be marrying you. Love from Annie
—Annie Sevelius



To: Christine
Happy 26th anniversary and 50th birthday! Life is so good with you! I love you,David
—David Posey



To: ampersand
to my beautiful golden retriever who has helped me enjoy the show three times a weekend, each and every weekend for the past four years.
—susan corey



To: Howard McKay
Howard! If I can talk Garrison to come to Toronto (or in biking distance), will you be my guest? Missing you here at Tanglewood. Jack
—jack vanderkooy



To: Jan and Charlie Lloyd
A very happy 50th anniversary from your progeny. You've taught us the meaning of love, perseverance and humor through all odds.
—Sue Lloyd



To: John Groen
John & Leanne, Wishing you were here to share the adventure of PHC live at Tangelwood! Maybe we can talk GK into coming to Ann Arbor! Jack & Joan
—jack vanderkooy

June 24, 2005




To: Gerri Oestreich
TELEGRAM West Coast Mama misses East Coast Babee. Love you marshamallow butt!
—Barbra Kaprielian



To: Dr. Jana Brill
Today is your Birthday. I hope you are enjoying the Prarie Home Companion Show in Louisville, as my birthday gift to you. Your seat way up in the second balcony is how HIGH I regard you!
—Henry Pinkerton



To: Mom and Dad
Happy 27th wedding anniversary!
—Allison and Mark Bedard



To: David Carswell
To my Darling New Husband, Happy 4 week anniversary. It is wonderful being married to you. I'm so glad I didn't run! Love always Your Wife
—Shari Carswell



To: Ken and Mary Brown
To Ken and Mary Brown from Warren in Italy. I tried to come home to the farm but found the door deadbolted and the keyhole welded shut! I'll miss the fireworks and steaks on the 4th, but not as much as I miss being with you!
—Warren Brown

June 23, 2005




To: Kevin MacHarg
Kevin, thanks for asking. Tickets to see PHC were a good touch too. Mom, Dad, and Kathleen, you've got to see the ring!
—Anna Morrison



To: Bob and Joyce Kern
Hi Mom and Bob, Only a week away from the big day! Thanks for all your hard effort. I know the wedding will be beautiful! Love, Jennifer
—Jennifer Frabis



To: Wanda Lee & Del
Dear new Mom & Dad in Baltimore- If you haven't figured it out yet, I've married your daughter, Churchy. NOW can I get an Invite to Thanksgiving Dinner???
—John David Carswell



To: Aunt Bets
Happy 70th Birthday to Big Aunt Bets up on Cape Cod.
—JD Carswell



To: Shari
Dearest Shari: It was one month this weekend that we shared vows amongst the vineyards in Napa. I Love You So Much! So when can I move into you Big House?
—David Carswell



To: Liam in Knoxville
Happy 7th Birthday Liam. Your front teeth should grow just in time for the next doughnut eating contest! We love you, Mom & Dad & little brother Aidan
—Cindy Farabow



To: Charlotte and Charles Rafshoon
Mom and Dad! Happy 54th Anniversary. We know your just as happy now as then, now that you get to spend more time together. Love Lawrence, Cheryl, Ben and Josh
—Cheryl Rafshoon



To: Suzanne
You're doing a great job potty-training Abigail, but I still can't believe that surprise on the floor came from her. Are you sure is wasn't Samson?
—West Breedlove



To: Joe and Cynthia of Medford, OR
We met on the streetcar in New Orleans. Best of luck, Joe, with the experimental drug trials. Many listeners and I are rooting for you.
—Donald Coupe

June 22, 2005




To: Maggie Sexton
Happy Adoption Day Maggie! We are so glad you are a part of our lives. Aunt Pam and Anna Li
—Pam Wolf



To: Laura
Good luck in your literary tour of Suburban Japan. It will be an adventure and very good things.
—Katrina Having Adventures in rural Wisconsin



To: Liz Goodlaxson
Happy Birthday Mom!! Thanks for making us listen to Prairie Home Companion throughout childhood. We now think Garrison Keillor is funny too!!
—Chelsea Phillips



To: Christopher Buttimer
Happy Eleventh Birthday to the best boy ever! Christopher Buttimer, you're the best son any Mama or Daddy could have! We're so proud of you!
—Dan and Elizabeth Buttimer



To: Christopher Buttimer
Happy Eleventh Birthday to the greatest son any mother could have! You are a fine young man, very caring and lots of fun. I wish you all the best in life. May God bless you with excellent health, long life, happiness and abundance. You are wonderful! I love you, Mom with love from all the horses, cats, and dogs at our house!
—Elizabeth Buttimer



To: G.K.
Gary, Loved your show at Ravinia Festival and you closing number "Red River Valley" brought a mist of fond remembrance to my eyes, as my father sang me this song as a young boy.
—Joe Ostrosky



To: Mitch in Arizona
Miss you very much, thirty years is too long. Do you still have a singing voice so beautiful it brings tears to the eyes? Call us and come to visit in Gloucester, Massachusetts anytime!
—Isabel Moncy



To: Yvonne Slotkin
Happy twenty-third anniversary, Vonny. We are somewhat older than you look, but pretty young to be flirting with empty-nest syndrome.
—Jeff Slotkin



To: Lucy Rohrer
Niece Lucy -- It's been great having you stay with us in Atlanta while you went to cooking camp. Comne back next year. Love Robin, Nancy & Doug
—Douglas James



To: Bill Pedersen
Hello to my ramblin' Father, wherever he may roam. Hope to see you back in Minnesota in a few weeks. I love you, David
—David Pedersen



To: Granmom, Grandad, Farmor, Farfar
Hello to Granmom, Grandad, Farmor, and Farfar. See you in December! Doing my darnedest to be born before the new year; I know Mom and Dad are looking forward to the tax break. Love, Shamrock Holm
—Misty Holm

June 21, 2005




To: Tom Gadsden, Sr.
Grandpa, happy 90th birthday on July 4th. Great job leading your life so far. Keep up the good work!
—Janis Bookout



To: Judy Heagney-O'Hara
It is now June and they would like to see you in September--the class of 1969 St. Anne's Grammer School,Rochester,NY 14620-Help us to keep our endangered Alumni alive-We need members of this class to contact:Nina Timpani at ninahami@aol.com and Gary Gerew at 315-470-6050 and Judy Heagney-O'Hara at P.O. Box 18723-Lac de Ville-Rochester, Ny 14618 for our reunion ASAP-
—Judy Heagney-O'Hara



To: Bob & Shirley
Bob & Shirley, Happy 47th wedding anniversary! Hope you enjoy the show! Love, Tom & Libby, Jennifer, Kim, and Hayden
—Tom Reinert

June 20, 2005




To: Dr. Rita Rone
Dear Mom, Congratulations, you graduated with your PHD and you are retiring next week. That's a recipe for a new adventure. You're my inspiration. Love Your Daughter,
—Carrie Whiting



To: Bill Ecker
I'm sorry about forgetting our 10th Wedding Anniversary and planning this trip to NY without you. I'll never forget how much I love you.
—Emily Ecker



To: To Faith
Happy 30th birthday to Faith up in Section 13, Row K! Hope you enjoy the show!!!
—Barbara Seddon

June 19, 2005




To: Garrison Keillor
Mr. Keillor, When will your passports be ready for a Northern California performance?
—Al Pemberton



To: Harold
Happy Father's Day--hope you are able to enjoy the show without binoculars! See you Saturday--Love, Melissa, Michael, Joseph, and Nicholas
—Melissa Frank



To: Jeanette
To my mom on father's day, get well soon. You grand-daugter says broom-broom-blah. I am sure she will be using the cell to call you with a list of compalints soon. Love, Lee Missy Lilly
—Lee Hammond



To: RoJean Signer
Remember, you are never too old for an afternoon nap. You never grow old if you never grow-up. I miss having my sister around to cause trouble with and blame it on. Love and Miss You
—Garry Sommerfeld



To: Caryl Dugan, mom
Hello from the Chosen One. Can't wait to see you in July and see how you survive the stress of 10 children and grandchildren all vying for the one bathroom and 2 beds. Get the Zanax prescription filled now and wash the sheets...I'm sleeping in YOUR bed.
—Peggy Rossmiller



To: Mr. and Mrs. Sasse (sass-ee)
Hello. We miss you, the tree farm, and the phenomenal cooking so much. Say hi to the cats for us!
—Jim, Teri, Mishal(Mee-shall), and David Benson

June 18, 2005




To: Gene Aaroe
Happy Father's Day with lots of love from Tokyo - can't wait to see you for your 80th birthday party back home in Seattle this summer.
—Ingrid Aaroe



To: Doug
Today you are 50 And still quite nifty Don't worry, you're not over the hill So what if you take that little blue pill
—Phyllis Ronco



To: Skip and Mary Verzal
On your 40th anniversary, it's great to see that you two still take to each other like a dachshund takes to a glazed doughnut dropped on the floor. We love you!
—Camille and David Verzal
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