December 25, 2005 - December 31, 2005
The most recent week's greetings, Sunday through Saturday, are posted here in descending order. Scroll down to see previous days. Reach out and touch someone! Send your own greeting»

December 31, 2005

To: Liz Zoller
Thanks Liz for letting me live another year. Your son, Jeff
—Jeff Williams

To: Ben
Much love to our favorite Marine in Japan. Miss you and wish you were here. xxoo, mom
—Nancy Mulford

December 30, 2005

To: Sarah Comer
Don't worry, it's just a New Year's dance, and We know you'll fiddle wonderfully. It's ok to Worry about Papa's playing, though! much love
—Mama & Papa Comer

To: Bob Palmgren
I've wondered how to reach you for a long time. My favorite show is one in which you featured Bill Stinz, (sp?) yodeler and lefthanded string player, as I remember. It was magic. Any chance of bringing him back, or replaying that program. I'd love it. Thanks for your great program.
—Bob Palmgren

December 29, 2005

To: Cowboy Jack
Happy 15th Birthday from Mom & Dad! Hope everyone at your school will recognize you in your new western attire.
—Kristin Slagle

To: Dave and Cathy Digatono
Happy anniversery. I hope you are enjoying those front row seats. (hey Garrison, you should wave at them. They're in seats 1 & 2) Fairbanks is cold but your grandaughter is warm.
—tony digatono

December 28, 2005

To: Max
Hope you like the itchy Christmas scarf--want a matching hat? Say "hello" to Big Hair Larry for me.
—Auntie Beth

December 27, 2005

To: Doug and Katherine
Though I miss our Shenandoah nights, singing bluegrass on your porch, I'll make a joyful new life in NY at the cabin in Lake George Begone.
—Jami Kenison

To: Cindy Hedge
Cindy, being randomly assigned to a dorm room next to yours 35 years ago at Indiana University was one of the luckiest things that ever happened to me. We are so happy that you & your mom are here to welcome 2006 with us. -- Florence & David
—Florence Brammer

December 26, 2005

To: Leo and Lois Arms
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to Leo and Lois Arms of Park Forest, Illinois with love from your family.
—Laura Baker

December 25, 2005

To: Captain Charlie Geisler
Hey you Geislers @ Annandale, sure hope 'ol Charlie don't try out that turbo-burner firepot in his ice flow igloo out there in your front yard. It's not good for the aquatics you know. Bob @ St. Pete.
—Robert Maclagan

To: Garrison Keillor
Over here, about three miles from the Gulf of Mexico and about one mile from the Bay Pines Veterans Hospital, the really bright, shinning light each Wednesday would be your once-a-week column reprinted in the St. Petersburg, Florida Times.Thanks, Garrison and howdy to all you Lake Wobegoners. Merry Christmas. Robert Maclagan.
—Robert Maclagan
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