Greetings
June 25, 2005 - July 2, 2005
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July 2, 2005




To: Nup & Goan
Happy 50th Anniversary from all of your children. Enjoy the beauty and quiet of up-state NY while you can. Because even the airport will complain about the noise when we come to visit.
—Mark Puckett



To: Deena
Deena, Law school proved to us that sleep is highly overrated. Here's to staying up until the bar exam the 27th of July! Couldn't do it without you! Love, your middle aged study partner!
—Renee Miller-Mizia



To: Lisa Johnson
It's been a glorious eight years together with you. My jaw dropped to the floor the second time I saw you, and I haven't been able to pick it up since. Will you dance with me for the next eighty? I've got plenty of time.
—Steve Almasader



To: Rich, MaryAlice, Max, Amy, and Sam
Thank you for taking care of our neurotic blond (dog) so we could see the show... and hello to Woodlawn Ave and the house of the sisters.
—Rebecca and John Shepard



To: c.t. bednar
my dearest friend and accompianist,c.t.,let's keep on playing our beautiful music together. it has been a long and winding journey, you have brought me moments of laughter and the most wonderful music i've ever had the pleasure and the honor to play. i love you. irene (the duet)
—irene wilson



To: Kathy
Please leave the mustard at Tanglewood. I have alerted the Mustard police in KY, they are waiting on the border
—Gayle Lowe



To: Georgia Bills
Georgia from Wes, you make my life complete. 27 years later and I'm still crazy nuts about being "With You"... (We'll be @ the Tanglewood show tonight)
—Wes Slate

July 1, 2005




To: Marie and Jack
Hello to my dear sister-in-law and my dear brother in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, longtime faithful PHC listeners, from Ruth and Joseph in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with much love. (G.K., it looks as though you just managed to clear out of Minnesota before they slammed the door on everyone. Mere coincidence?)
—Joseph Sefter



To: Jack and Shannon Morse and family
We sure do miss you -- the show is wonderful but it isn't the same without your brownies this year.
—Mary McKitrick



To: Mark Fath
Peter and Edward would like to thank their Uncle Mark for driving all the way from Michigan to see A Prairie Home Companion with them.
—Peter Fath



To: Hi Cindy
Congratulations on your new position as operations manager at the Chuck Chansi Casino. It only goes to show what a little courage and a big smile can do to inprove your life. Keep smiling!
—Cindy Gill



To: Susan Griffin
Happy birthday to Susie. 14 years of weekends in the Berkshires and you haven't aged a bit. Guess that weeding wasn't so terrible after all.
—Gary Skeggs



To: Deborah/Christopher Cayer
Mom-n-Dad, Thanks for helping with the upcoming wedding. We cleared it with the Rabbi, the lobsters are a go ahead. Much Love, Laura-n-Judd
—Laura Cayer



To: Claire B Whitepaw
listening to PHC with you is the sweet spot of my week, MomCat, you are my heart's light
—Jules Whitepaw



To: Ki
I feel so lucky to have ended up a human, and to have found such a beautiful mate. You are gold to me. p.s. I skipped the leftovers again and bought a sandwich at the Co-op...please forgive me...again.
—Eric Feindel



To: Dearest Cindy
Only four months to our first anniversary! It seems like we've been married much longer. Thank you for giving me what I have always wanted.
—Phillip Tiongson



To: Jack
Who would have known 14 years ago that a broken hand and purse patrol would lead us down the aisle. Happy Anniversary! Let's try for 14 more without incident.
—michelle burhoe



To: Michael Wimberly & the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Choir
Thank you all for another wonderful year of song! And to Michael - our extraordinarily dedicated choir director, thank you for organizing our annual picnic here on the lawns of Tanglewood. The strawberry soup is delicious as always! (P.S. Michael - you are still my Darling -- I love you always)
—Beth Wimberly



To: Verdi DuVernois
Grandpa, as you've shown us all, life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up and worn out, and loudly proclaiming - "WOW . . . What a Ride!" Happy 100th birthday Grandpa!
—Sharon Farrell



To: Al Starr
Happy Birthday to that Yankee Doodle Boy and a prayer that you don't get that job!
—donna mckusick

June 30, 2005




To: To Our Folks Back Home
Happy Fourth of July weekend to one and all! May your barbecue be hot, your beverages be cold, and your bug spray be plentiful. Chet and Kari
—Kari Munger



To: James
How 'bout these seats? Center aisle! We were meant to be here! Happy Anniversary, Bunch -- 24, and there's so much more. I love you.
—Alison Cuyler



To: Cathy
Cathy, By Gods grace did he cross our paths once again,heres to second chances..lets not dissappoint him..Im not sure he gives thirds.....Ed
—Edward Hogan



To: Cathy
Cathy, By Gods grace did he cross our paths once again,heres to second chances..lets not dissappoint him..Im not sure he gives thirds.....
—Edward Hogan



To: Gentlemen
Love to my darling twins, Liam & Carrington and to my sweet Virginia gentleman, Bill. Steve and Terry,thanks for giving me a weekend away from dirty socks and legos on the floor. You are the best!
—Dolly Saunders



To: Chuck and Cathy
To C and C from B and B - It's our fifth anniversary of enjoying A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood. Who knew when we invited you to partake in an adventure in June of 2001 that you would love Garrison as much as we already did!
—Bonnie Sudell



To: Steve
Happy 10th Anniversary! You’re like a good pair of slippers—warm and broken in! Looking forward to the next decade with you by my side.
—Penny Miceli



To: My husband Robbie
Happy 29th anniversary! Isn't it great that nobody knows where we are this weekend? After the show, let's throw our cell phones in the Hoosatonic and drive north 'til we run out of gas and money. But never our love for each other.
—Prairie Girl Fire



To: Joanna & Steve
Happy almost wedding day! We wish you were here, but don't worry, we are not having too much fun...Jeff almost forgot our tickets.
—Megan Levine



To: Mom & Dad, Mom & Dad, Ohma & Grandpa,
Guess what! We're getting married! Love, Elizabeth and Robert in the lawn seats
—Elizabeth Strong



To: Bill Shea
Happy 75th Birthday to Dad. Well, you force fed us Prairie Home Companion all those years ago. Who'd have guessed that your 6 kids would be religiously tuning in to the internet to catch the show from Russia, Norway, Thailand and Ireland? We take your lessons with us wherever we go. Love, the Shea kids
—Ellen Mendelson



To: Bill Shea
Dear Bill. Happy 75th Birthday. Here's hoping for another great 75 years. Looks like you're going need them to capture that woodchuck. Love from Janice and the kids and the grandkids.
—Christine Shea



To: William
Happy 75th Birthday, Dad. Thanks for teaching us to turn the other cheek, to read the fine print and most important, to NEVER vote Republican. Love from your wife, your six kids and the flock of grandkids.
—Margaret Shea



To: Bill Shea
Happy 75th birthday to Bill Shea, Thank you for engaging our brains and our hearts to be wise and kind people...and for teaching us that out of date food is perfectly okay to eat. Love from your six children randomly spread around the globe.
—Suzanne Shea



To: To our most favorite boys Bubba and Lou,
Your momma and papa are trying to make a baby. Although we love your kisses, they can be a bit distracting if you know what I mean. PS We didn’t have the heart to tell you face-to-face, so we left the radio on in the kitchen. We’ll be home soon to feed you.
—Momma C and Papa E



To: Barry Tucker
Dad, Thanks for bringing us up on Prairie Home Companion. I hope your next batch turns out as nicely as your first. Remember, it is better to have loved and lost than to have to live with a you-know-what for the rest of your life. Love you! - Jen
—Jennifer Cantwell



To: Jenny, Katy and Sue
Thanks for taking the long car trip to see Garrison and Me!
—Rachel Gaul



To: Megan and Jordan
Hello from the same show that kept your dad smilin' while changing your diapers 22 and 19 years ago! Carole Anne and I drove 800 miles to these beautiful Berkshires , because my relationship with your step-mom ignited like fireworks here eight years ago, and we're both feeling tingly tonight at Tanglewood! -Dad
—Clair Hochstetler

June 29, 2005




To: Brian
Good luck with your PhD! I can't help with the physics, but I'll keep the ice cream coming. Mom says it's OK if you're from Texas, but asks that you please not vote next time. All my love,
—Megan Kendrick



To: Sarah Bagby and Ben Monreal
To Sarah and Ben, We can't wait to see you in Chicago, and we'll be at your wedding with bells on. Love, Mom and Dad
—Susan Bagby



To: Rosalba
Don't worry about dropping me on my head as a baby. I think I turned out okay. You're the best friend a girl could have!
—Maria Tralongo



To: Jay
Just think, you made it to our 14th Anniversary - although it did look like you were going to pass out at the altar that day. And, as long as a PHC is celebrating America's birthday let's not forget to include a Greeting or two for (my true home) Canada!
—Kathryn Tunkel



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 three and a half years.
—susan corey

June 28, 2005




To: gosia
To my beautiful Polish bride, we finally made it to the show! Now we need to work on gettin' into the show!
—Ali Che'Ree



To: Gail
Here we are on the same Tanglewood lawn where it all began two years ago. Tomorrow we become husband and wife. Mr. Keillor should be there with us, as he is today and was at the start. I know it's a small wedding but maybe we could ask him not to eat anything.
—Len Ruvolo



To: Ray and Peggy Buckner
Happy 45th anniversary to mom and dad, who will be enjoying along with me the show at Tanglewood July 2.
—Ty Buckner



To: Donna
Donna, thank you for loving this angry kid enough to believe he can be happy again.
—Joe Hacking

June 27, 2005




To: Michael
Congratulations on your 8th grade graduation! Thank heavens it only took you one try!
—Ray Zinsius



To: Seth
You are the love of my life. I am so happy to sit on the lawn at Tanglewood under the stars in your arms listening to Prairie Home Companion. You will alway be my Prairie Home Companion!
—Jenn Currey



To: Mike
Mike, Thanks for rebuilding Dexter's project. Hopefully we won't find too many more skeletons in the closet.
—Penny Silveira



To: Pasquale
Pasquale, There's a few things I want you to know... 1st, Happy Birthday. 2nd, Happy One Year Anniversary - I'll love you forever. 3rd, I'll never tell your mother that your nickname is Mr Fuzzy Bum. (It's our secret.) And 4th, You are still not the boss of me!
—Felicia Russo



To: Bill McEnery
Happy 39th birthday from your loving wife. I'm glad that conservative Laws in Mankato, Minnesota forced us to get married.
—Becky McEnery



To: Cecily Spencer
Happy Birthday and Anniversary to my beautiful wife. Celebrating your birthday and our anniversary on the lawn at Tanglewood with your mother brings a tear to my eye.
—Nathan Spencer

June 26, 2005




To: Cheryl
After 17 years I can still say that a bad day with you definitely beats a good day with you-know-who. Happy Anniversary.
—Keith Gatling



To: Aunt Jane
Hey Aunt Jane, Nice that you and Uncle Dean got tickets for the show. The Koala and I can just listen to the radio I guess? Tickets must be pricey - whatever! Hope you have a nice time - whatever! The Alligator
—The Alligator



To: Nena and Lenn
To the Bride and Groom, We will meet you on the covered bridge next Friday at 5:00 in Schoharie,NY. Love, Your families
—Mom and Charlie Keese

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
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