November 9, 2008 - November 15, 2008
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November 15, 2008

To: Stff Sgt James A Enyart
Can you say Happy Birthday to Staff Sgt James Enyart (in yart) his birthday is on Nov 22, He is serving in the middle east. Thank you His mom Cheryl (we have listened to you for years and years.. since James was a baby)
—Cheryl Enyart

To: Nina and Chad deBoer
To the terrific "Double Dutch" team in Portland Oregon, from your loving dad and step-Mother Cindy in St Paul Minnesota. Your wedding last month was phenomenal, and it was great to be there. Wish we could be closer, but we know that you love the pacific Northwest. Congratulations on finishing up at University, and all our love and best wishes for your new life together.
—Rick van Vliet

To: ron
Thanks Ron for indulging this Finn with tales from a Norwegian. So glad you aren't a bachelor farmer. Only thing better than PHC on Saturday night is a sauna at camp. Snow will be here soon. Love Frida
—Frida waara

To: Wesley Braker
Happy 14th birthday. Can't wait to see you in Zermatt I mean Death Valley! love from your cousins in Riverside CA.
—Ben Scott

To: "Grandma Wonderful" (Lynn Palumbo)
Welcome to the Fitz in St. Paul! You are among others who truly appreciate the excellent spelling and punctuation skills of a retired English teacher!
—Deborah Schreiber

November 14, 2008

To: Paris
Paris, greetings from your 3rd grade friend Karl in Grand Rapids, MI. 3rd grade isn't the same without you. (Paris is at the show tonight with his parents)
—Karl Falb

To: Paul Schumacher
Uncle Paul – Hope today’s trip up from Tennessee has not left you too drained. Our family wishes to pass on to you and your band of brothers from the 9th Infantry Division that landed at Utah Beach, advanced across France, fought at Hurtgen Forest, and crossed the Rhine on the Ludendorff Bridge near Remagen. Our thanks and appreciation for your service. We are looking forward to seeing you this weekend in Detroit Lakes. We have a big batch of lasagna ready and a box of wine waiting for you. Steve, and Alison Schumacher family.
—Steve Schumacher

To: Ase (Ossa) Kaldestad
My dear friend Ase (pronounced Ossa) Kaldestad is celebrating her birthday by attending tonight's show (Friday the 14th). She flew all the way from Littleton, Massachusetts to see your show, with her two toddler children (ages 21 months and 3) who both have ear infections along with her 17 year old daughter/babysitter and her husband. I wish I had her courage! She may not be my brightest friend, but she sure is courageous! Happy 29th Birthday Ase!! much love, Alex
—Alex Gonzalez

November 13, 2008

To: Alice Zimmer
Mom - Happy 75th birthday! From your kids, grand kids and great-grandchild. You are our role model and chief cook. We haven't had a good meal since you left for AZ! Love you!
—Karen Cobb

November 12, 2008

To: Paul and Pauline Callahan
It was fifty years ago tonight back in Albert Lea, MN when you looked each other in the eye and said "I do." Congratulations from your family. What a beautiful, beautiful life! (They will be in your audience on Saturday. And they LOVE your show.)
—Matt and Teresa Callahan

To: Margaret Bubolz
Margaret Bubolz, from a Finnish family,in New York Mills, MN, married a German Lutheran minister, at 83 years old, is a faithful listener!
—Diana Eicher

To: Tom
Happy Birthday wishes from your loving wife Kim and all our children. You light up our lives and our hearts.
—Kim Fuller

November 11, 2008

To: max
Nice to be on the same side of the country as you - happy birthday little brother.
—alexis breiteneicher

To: Kate, Monica, and Mary
(For 11/15 show) Hi Grad School Girls! I think PHC is the perfect remedy for senioritis. We're almost done! Yours in theology, Kelli
—Kelli Kester

November 10, 2008

To: Michelle
Mom and I will be waiting for you in the recovery room. Continue being strong! Wow, just think no text messaging for a day.
—Gary Johnson

November 9, 2008

To: Jan Burmeister
Congratulations to you on your 40th anniversary next June in Castle Rock. Colorado. May the next forty years be even better!
—Glen Burmeister
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