August 26, 2007 - September 1, 2007
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»

September 1, 2007

To: Steve and Mary Olson
Congratulations on getting off the farm, even for just a weekend. Enjoy the show and fair. PS Ralph asks is Garrison taller in person?
—Chuck and Sara Cohen

To: lum&steve,joel&donna & mama zaitz
a day at the minnesota state fair ,an evening under the moon with our prairie home companions,only uncle Ike's sweet corn could be sweeter, Get well soon mama Zaitz, we'll see you when the geese head south!
—sandy & paul eppling

August 31, 2007

To: Mama
South Carolina and the lawn have gotten rain! The barley is in the bin! Have you found a mill? Love and many hugs from North Dakota!
—Chris Bywater

To: Maria Wolff
Happy 40th Birthday, Maria! What better way to celebrate than soaking up the end of summer with PHC at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand! Love- Eric Eric
—Eric Kloos

To: Dear Friends
Pastor Daphne sends greetings-on-a-stick from Gate 9 at the State Fair to colleagues & friends from Whidbey Island, Washington, to Mora, Minnesota, and even you Yoopers up in Negaunee!
—Daphne Hoff

To: Loren & Evelyn Acton
You're a rare breed; Over 60 countries-Adventurous Blue in a Red state-Courageous 49 years of parenting-Expensive 50 years of marriage-Priceless
—Rebecca & Stan Evans/Acton

August 30, 2007

To: Dan Grussing(grew'-sing)
(from Mom, Dad & Hannah): Enjoy your freshman year at the U of M. It gets cold there, ya know. Glad we made it all the way up here from Atlanta without a rollover - THIS time....
—anita norman

To: Tim Calhoun
I'm happy that I'm here with you to share one of your life long dreams! I love you!
—Timothy & Julie Calhoun

To: gene and sally
so happy to be visiting from Arvada Colorado to celebrate your 40th wedding anniversary at the MN State Fair. Love you!
—dennis and shannon meyer

August 29, 2007

To: Mom and Dad in Manchester, Iowa
You eloped in 1957. Why did everyone expect you to have a big party now?
—Dan Crawford

To: Dad
Dad, We miss you, but realize, just as when you played your favorite game of poker, you "quit while you were ahead." We'll spread your ashes with Toby and celebrate your life! You are loved, always. Your kids, friends, and family
—Sandra Gilman

To: Professor Guenter in Caronport Saskatchewan
Greetings from a past "Intro to Prophets" pupil of yours, across the prairie, in Minnesota. Thanks for all you taught-
—Matthew Goodman

To: Bob & Betty Goodman
Way to go Grandma & Grandpa! 60 years of marriage, and counting. - Matt & Sally
—Matt Goodman

To: Ken & Judy
Cornfields have been replaced with wheat fields out here in eastern Washington. But as much as I miss the corn of the mid-west, I don't miss its "dairy air".
—Jim Parejko

August 28, 2007

To: Emily Houghton
Good luck at the University of Minnesota, you finally escaped Texas! We will miss you, love Mom and Max
—Wendy Houghton

To: Mom&Dad
Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary Mom&Dad!!! It all started at the Newman Center at the Great U of M back in 1965! Today we celebrate our thanks and love for you at W3P, WDC, NYC and Roscoe! Congrats Mom&Dad!! Love, YDs PS - Happy Birthday Wiggy :)
—Sheila Weigert

August 27, 2007

To: Pete
Happy 40th Pete! From your younger, wiser, and better looking brother!
—Dan Morlock

To: Debby
Liberal Midwestern Friend: In Texas they WON'T believe those are just garden vegetables in your carry-on bag.
—Pat Porter

August 26, 2007

To: Noble
Happy 63rd Birthday! May your future be fulfilling and wonderful! All My Love
—Lynette Fortson
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