April 2, 2006 - April 8, 2006
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»

April 8, 2006

To: Sara
Happy 3rd birthday to our beautiful girl, Sara. You are the apple of our eyes, at least until your brother is born--just kidding! Love, Mom and Dad.
—Miguel Cortes

April 7, 2006

To: Gerry
We finally made it to a live broadcast of Prairie Home Companion. It only took 20 years. Jason, glad you are here with us. Amelia, we wish you were here.
—Sue Harsh

To: Bill and Bev Ooley
Hi Mom and Dad. Hope your enjoying the show tonight.
—Peter Ooley

To: Erling "Double Nickel" Anderson
Happy 55th Birthday, Double Nickel! Hope you are enjoying the live show. Rest assured that your daughter, all the way out in NYC, is sitting home on a Saturday night listening to public radio! Love from Laa
—Laurel Anderson

April 6, 2006

Well, Junior, you're going to be celebrating your 59th soon - so happy we will be spending it with Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood! You are still the keeper of my heart, my sweet. With love from your Princess
—Susan Lubke

April 5, 2006

To: Mary Parsley
Happy birthday on April 28, Mom. So glad we can be together, along with Sue,Scott,Val,Earl,Michelle and Chrisy to enjoy Mr. Keillor in Vermillion!
—Stephena Kallemeyn

To: Kaye, Dennis and Sara Nelson
When I told you that "American Gothic" fancy dress was compulsory for live audiences, I was only kidding. Put those pitchforks down.
—martin coleman

April 4, 2006

To: Ann Winslow
Happy 29th anniversary to my lovely wife Annie! Let's make 29 more trips around the sun together. (we're in the audience on April 8)
—John Winslow

To: Heather
Happy birthday my dear, enjoy your croquet, cupcakes and chapagne birthday party. I hope It doesnt rain...
—Julio Moreno

April 3, 2006

To: Dad, in Row W
We're here! We made it back to the homeland for our favourite Saturday evening activity. Your dearest daughter Kate, who just had to sit in the third row (for 4/8/06 show)
—Kate Payne

To: Bob
Happy Birthday! By the time we actually get to see each other your birthday will be over, but there's nothing quite like a Prairie Home Companion birthday wish to ensure perpetual happiness. Hope you have a great day!
—Ashley Rice

April 2, 2006

To: Dominic Patten
Happy Happy birthday, your status is so low! love Tuneage!
—chantal payette

To: Paula
For the April 8th show, if possible: Happy 45th Birthday to Paula here in the audience, with love from all of your family and friends! Let the celebration continue!
—Charles Spetland

To: Betty Sander
Keep on truckin' at 81. Happy birthday from your smart daughters, good-looking sons-in-law, and above average grandchildren.
—Shaw Dixon
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