Greetings
June 4, 2006 - June 10, 2006
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June 10, 2006




To: Greg Alderson
To Greg, You are a creative, goofy and wonderful father, and the most wonderful, romantic husband. Happy Father's Day and Happy 21st wedding anniversary. All my love, Amy
—Amy Alderson



To: Barry
25 years of Saturday Nights with a Prairie Home Companion - talk about a cheap date! Happy Anniversary.
—Cheri Oberpriller



To: Terri Hammons
Happy 5th - 27th Birthday in a row Terri. You never stop amazing me. Your husband, Matt.
—Matt Hammons



To: Dad in Rockport, Texas
Happy early Father's Day to a great and unique Dad. Using the blowtorch to light the barbeque pit is a great trick, don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise! Love, Jen
—Jenny Meador



To: Dad in Rockport, Texas
Happy Father's Day to a great and unique Dad. Using the blowtorch to light the barbeque pit is a great trick, don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise! Love, Jen
—Jenny Meador



To: Clare Pramuk
Greetings from Vince in Denver to my beautiful wife Clare in Austin; the girls at camp in Wimberly. To the pets at home: get out of the garbage, now.
—Vincent Hostak

June 9, 2006




To: Scott
I'm looking foward to seeing a Minnesotan make fun of Texans (especially since I'm not one myself). Thanks for the birthday gift! I love you!
—Suzy B



To: Mike
Wishing you were here with us watching the show, instead of at home recovering from back surgery and listening to the radio. Love,
—Sigrid and Toni Baum



To: sheila
to my womb-mate, that was my face you were stepping on when you were trying to get out. being 30 seconds younger was a true gift. love you sis.
—sally freedberg



To: Mitch Jones
His family and friends would like to wish a very happy 75th birthday to Mitch Jones, storyteller, proud grandfather, martini connisseur and occasional dog sitter.
—Sam Jones



To: Phil
We get to watch the radio from the 18th row tonight! Love to Max, Jesse, Paula, and Jack in D.C. Bar-B-Que and Mexican food.
—Jackie Ward



To: Chef Ronaldo
Newport Beach-1984-I walked in for carry out and then you asked me out. We've been cookin' with grease ever since. Happy Anniversary From Lynn (same day as PHC Moveie Release!)
—lynn mills

June 8, 2006




To: Sally & Greg
Hope the fish are biting in Lake Texoma. Wish we were there. Heck no...wish you were here at the show with us!
—Suzanne & Jackie Whatley & Gilbert

June 7, 2006




To: Coni
Hot here in Vegas, I'm looking for your Lemon Drop Martini in Lake Oswego Oregon, get to squeezing
—Tom Myers



To: Mom & Dad Chang
Happy 40th wedding anniversary! We are delighted to vacation with you in Niagara Falls where you honeymooned. And a happy 8th annivesary to my hubby, Tom.
—Ang(ela) Chang



To: Kevin, Julie & David McNealey
Sending Greeting from sunny/hot Los Angeles to our kinfolk in Minneapolis. Joseph got his upclose chance to see PHC at the Hollywood Bowl for his birthday. Thanks for giving us our first glimpse of PHC at last years Minnesota State Fair. Maybe the next time when PHC is in LA, we can get Joseph to finally buy us tickets. Lets get together soon before Joseph and David both get too old.
—Yoshi & Joseph McNealey



To: Kevin, Julie & David McNealey
Sending Greeting from sunny/hot Los Angeles to our kinfolk in Minneapolis. Joseph got his upclose chance to see PHC at the Hollywood Bowl for his birthday. Thanks for giving us our first glimpse of PHC at last years Minnesota State Fair. Maybe the next time we PHC is in LA, we can get Joseph to finally buy us tickets. Lets get together soon before Joseph and David both get too old.
—Yoshi & Joseph McNealey



To: Cliff and Evelyn Thomforde
Happy 65th Anniversary greetings on June 11th to our parents in Grand Forks, ND, from their three most appreciative and above average children, Jackie, Kathy, and Dale. The Anniversary celebration started back on March 4th, at the Prairie Home Companion broadcast from the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the University of North Dakota campus, and will conclude with a family reunion in August.
—Dale Thomforde



To: Mary Murray
For my wife, my true love and nurse extraordinaire; after 25 years its no longer the thought that counts but the venue and Lake Wobegone is lovely in the summer. Happy 25th, 7 months late.
—ed murray

June 6, 2006




To: Kasper and Wagenaar families
Hello moms and dads. Can't wait to see you this summer when we move back home from California. Love, Rene and Tim
—Timothy Wagenaar



To: Dick and Bev
Hello to my parents in New Haven, where the mild temperatures of spring mean that it's time for digging and planting. How's the cemetery business?
—Matt and Jenae Cronk



To: Larry Lingerfelt
Having a great time in Florida with Mom and the sisters. Wish you were here! Love,
—Mary Lingerfelt



To: Samantha
With a sense of adventure in your heart, you left your home and friends as we brought you to Amman, Jordan to live and finish your last two years of high school. Like the cream in raw milk, you rose to the top. Congratulations on graduating as Valedictorian of you class. We're very proud of you. Connecticut College will be fortunate to have you as a freshman this fall. Do the best you can. We love you so much - mom, dad and your sister, Lisbeth.
—John McCracking



To: Carol & Tom Novak
As your friends and family arrange for hotel rooms and dog-sitters, pack up our cars with kids and head to Wisconsin to help you celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary, we don't want you to worry: You're not putting us through too much trouble at all. See you soon and God bless.
—John Novak



To: Travis and Sarah Tyson
You have made me very happy that I am going to be a grandma, and that my daughter married you as you could not be any more my own son instead of in-law than if I had given birth to you myself.I am truly blessed to have such a good son-in-law and again, thank you for my forthcoming granddaughter "Dahlia Elisabelle" and putting my name in her middle name love mom
—lisa wildemann



To: Cort
Welcome to my life, my new husband.I loved banging our new rings along the rocks on the hiking trails. Next wedding first dance, I get to lead.
—Joleen Welborn

June 5, 2006




To: Linda Jacobson
mom, still thinking what i want to do when i grow up, i'll think of something safer than being a cab driver. say hi to the hippos for me. give sean my love, and keep on riding
—Catherine Grimes



To: penny eddy
Penny, In a city that knows how to keep its secrets, Its no secret that you have made my life complete. Happy 37th anniversary. Larry
—larry eddy



To: christine
"Love if thy tresses be so dark, how dark those hidden eyes must be" - My Sleeping Princess, I don't know how Frances MacDonald deliniated your melancholy beauty in 1895, but she did...
—wayne white



To: Peter & Jannette Mountzouris
Happy 43rd wedding anniversary in August! Thanks for making us, your sons, half Greek and half redneck! Chris wants you to know that the cats are being taken care of, that he has the bar-b-q going, and that those 2 actions are mutually exclusive...for now. All the best Mom & Dad. Love, your sons.
—Chris Mountzouris



To: ZEEKE
we have been apart,for so long, five more weeks is two long, so get yourself here as fast as you can, and remember, ALOT ALOT FOREVER,
—patricia clark



To: If paid he might claim me as his daughter!
Surprise! We're going to A Prairie Home Companion show on the 24th for Fathers Day! Drive home safe, I'd hate to have to "scalp" our tickets!
—Janae Thomas



To: elen evans
Dear Ellie and Hobby, Will you two stop jet setting and get married or something? Congratualtions from the whole gang.
—caryn bopp
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