January 18, 2009 - January 24, 2009
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January 24, 2009

To: Dad
Even though you are really old, your still pretty darn cool. hope the really old part didn't put too much of a damper on your day!
—Philip Baldner

To: B
FOR JANUARY 31 SHOW PLEASE: Blue Eyes sends birthday greetings to B in Bloomington. You're looking good as you begin your journey into midlife!
—Blue Eyes

To: Stephanie
Thanks for the wonderful time today. I look forword to a lifetime of happiness with you.
—Don Bowers

To: Chuck & Carol Morello
Hi Chuck and Carol, sorry we missed you at Christmas. We're thinking you might be at the Duluth show, but in any case, hope you're doing well. Willkie & Sharon
—Sharon Hamersley

To: Ed Hofstrand & the NICU staff at St.Mary's Hospital in Duluth
Thank you for getting our daughter Mia from the Minnesota wilderness, flying her to St.Mary's in Duluth, and keeping her safe. 3 years later she is now as strong as an ox and beating up the boys here in Connecticut
—Jens Haulund

To: Charlie & Judy Eggers
Happy 75th wedding anniversary to Charlie & Judy Eggers in Tucson, AZ. We only have 72 more years, 3 children, 6 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren to go before we catch-up to you! Love, Jeff & Aimee in 75 degree colder Duluth
—Jeff & Aimee Van Straaten

To: Cheryl Newman
Healing greetings to Cheryl as she listens from her hospital bed in the Twin Cities. We love you.
—Michelle and Scott Schachte

To: Dan McKay IV
You might be the fourth Daniel Everett McKay in History, but you are the first in my heart. Happy Birthday. Love, Linda
—Linda Dreilinger

January 23, 2009

To: Margaret
Thank you for marrying me 24 years ago. We're finally back in Wisconsin. Perhaps when Kelly graduates from pharmacy school I'll be able to afford to take you out on another date.
—Keith Fine

To: Sophie & Gabriel
Hello from your teacher Mrs. Manninen who is in the audience tonight from Buffalo, MN.
—Colleen Manninen

To: Friends and Family back easy
We're surviving our first winter in Duluth. Visit today and we'll invite you back in July.
—Jane and Ray Gamache

To: Reuben
You always wanted to hear your name on the radio, so cross your fingers Mr. Keillor says it! Love you!
—Michelle Bernard

To: Grandpa Peter & Nana Janet
Thank you for visiting me in Cincinnati and I can't wait to see you Easter weekend. Enjoy the show! Love, Zachary, you're 11-day-old grandson
—Dawn Hayden

To: Greg Reichenbach
Congratulations on listening to your first Prarie Home Companion show! I'm sure after today you'll be hooked like the rest of us.
—Jeff Frieburg

January 22, 2009

To: My brother Justus Fetscher
I would like to send greetings from Berlin to my brother Justus who has just left Berlin to teach at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee for one term. He is a wonderful scholar and teacher of literature! Stay warm and happy, brother! Much love from Caroline
—Caroline Fetscher

To: dain hanson
mom and dad want to congratulate dain on successfully completing your first semester at UMD. Lets hope the check doesn't bounce for the second one.
—terry hanson

To: Patrick Vane
Happy Birthday to you! May you have the best birthday and happy wishes in this blessed year to come. To my best friend and with all my heart Abrazos!
—Erin Bogdanski

January 21, 2009

To: Marie
Dear Marie, Thank you for our first seven wonderful years together. I knew you meant those vows when you agreed to follow me to Duluth.
—Patrick Garmoe

January 20, 2009

To: Marge Swenson
Welcome home to our Grove City,Mn Darlin, Mimi, from the far away visit with our dear brother Ed in Abu Dabi!
—Anne Ringer

January 18, 2009

To: Alan Simpson
Happy 50th Birthday Dad, we wish we could all be in Ft. McMurray ,AB with you. Love, your five above average children.
—Amy DeReyes
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