Greetings
December 17, 2006 - December 23, 2006
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December 23, 2006




To: Marty and JJ Cole
Wish you were here in NYC. You are the greatest grandparents, and loving friends to your son's ex. We appreciate everything - especially your sense of humor and love. From NYC, Andi and Calen
—Andi Sutherland



To: Stephanie
Missing you tonight, and every night. Love isn't supposed to hurt this bad. I send you all of mine.
—James Brock



To: Katie
Happy birthday, Katie. I am sorry that I am not very happy-making myself. Love, Paul
—Paul Burns



To: Nealie
I am attend tonights show with my wife and my 85 year old mother-in-law, Nealie. Nealie wanted to see Letterman but heard that the theater was too cold. Please make sure it is at least 80 degrees or I will have go enter the witness protection program. wife.
—Jim Sherry



To: Gus
Greetings to my son Gus, who is home for the holidays from Stanford. As you encounter bumps on the road you’ve chosen to become a classics scholar, think back on tonight and remember the restorative powers of ketchup, the philosophical musings of Guy Noire and the wisdom of Lake Woebegone.
—Bruce Horwith



To: Stier Kids
Thanks for coming home for my birthday. Who ever thought we'd get to see the show together today when we 'made' you sit through the show each Saturday night. Mama
—Karen Stier

December 22, 2006




To: Peter Ripkey
Pete, Here we are after almost thirty years of wedded bliss (on Oct. 1, 2007), sitting in the audience instead of at home-courtesy of the the little one we used to tuck in early to enjoy the show , the linguine and the daquiries. Thank you, Brian!
—Karen Ripkey



To: Gus Horwith
Greetings to my son Gus, who is home for the holidays from Stanford. As you encounter bumps on the road you’ve chosen to become a classics scholar, think back on tonight and remember the restorative powers of ketchup, the philosophical musings of Guy Noire and the wisdom of Lake Woebegone.
—Bruce Horwith



To: Specialist James Lundin
To Specialist James Lundin (lundeen), Company C, 1-18th Infantry in Baghdad. Merry Christmas from all of us at home. You are in our hearts. See you in January!
—Rick and Nicole Lundin

December 21, 2006




To: jeb davis
Mr. Keillor, you are awesome! and i love your show. this xmas i was asked by jeb davis (the guy i've been dating for about 1-1/2 years) if i would go home with him to missoula montana to meet his mom and hang out w/ his sister. alas his schedule is hectic and with the timing of everything, airfare prices, etc. i wasnt able to make it - so i'm home with my family in kansas city while he's up in montana. he is an avid fan and got me listening to your show and i was just hoping you could do a brief 'shout-out' for me. it would mean a lot & hoping my little story is just enough to get your attention. please just wish him a merry christmas and tell him his age really doesnt bother me anymore :) !!! please y'all have a great holiday and i'll be listening on sunday thank you mr. keillor -lauren jackson
—lauren jackson



To: Mom, Dad, Rachel and the family
Grace you all and peace, my loved ones and friends. Safe travels and happy holidays.
—Joshua Parsons



To: Diane Russ
Diane and Steven are here in the audience celebrating their 39th anniversary. This is the same as Jack Benny's age.
—Steven Russ

December 20, 2006




To: Teddy and Chance
Christmas wishes to Ted and Chance - two Golden Retrievers that get excited when they hear the PHC theme music. Garrison when are you coming to Canada to do a show? Toronto is waiting - Merry Christmas
—Michael Flahive



To: Garrison Keillor
If he lost a day for every death how long would we stay? I wonder.
—Cathy Gilbert



To: Griffin
My dear five year old son, This past weekend when you came into my room and announced that I was going to be very proud of you as you proceeded to tell me that you had spilled soda all over the carpet "why am I proud?" I asked. When you said it's because I told you the truth....I was indeed very proud.
—Steve Wetzel



To: Janeen & Vern
Happy 50th Anniversary from your Fab 5. Ole and Lena couldn't have done it better!
—Cindy McInroy



To: Hon,
You mean the world to me. Thank you for sharing your life with me.
—George Papodapolis



To: Gretchen Matthews
Happy Birthday on December 23.
—Mark Bain



To: Gretchen Matthews
Happy Birthday on December 23.Lucky you to be there and experience it live!
—Mark Bain



To: Andy Stein
Keep playin' that fiddle. You sound wonderful.
—George Papodapolis

December 19, 2006




To: Duncan of Arizona
Anyone who knows a young man called "Duncan",from Arizona,please tell him that his father Anthony from Melbourne, Australia,still loves him.
—anthony carey

December 18, 2006




To: All of You
From all of us in Stockholm, sweden We wish you a nice time over there Ann and Peder
—Ann and Peder Sjöström

December 17, 2006




To: Mary
You have given me the chance to know love that I have always wanted. You are the love of my life and nothing more do I like than to hear you laugh. We both have come a long way and I know I am home.
—David Angwin
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