April 19, 2009 - April 25, 2009
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»

April 25, 2009

To: chuck and carol guthrie
Your didn't take us to St. Paul when we lived in Minnesota all those years ... But today, Lake Wobegon came to us in hard feelings. We miss you!
—todd and kim guthrie

To: John, Shannon, Jack and Nate
Wishing you a great little league season with all runs, hits and no errors - well maybe a few. Love Uncle Joe in Connecticut.
—Joe Coray

To: Matthew
Congratulations on a great report card.Keep up the good work.
—Uncle Mark

To: Nadia Santarsiero
You have one more treatment left! Keep on fighting. You taught me to me strong! I love you!
—Emily Santarsiero

To: helen
to my sister helen, here is your 5 seconds of fame, Your loving sister Connie
—connie arellano

To: Justin
Justin Laird, I know all your hard work will pay off. I can't wait to start a life with you. Love, Brie
—Brie Olsen

To: Russ, Anu and the Boys
Hello to our Finnish Friends in Old Lyme, CT. Stoke up the sauna, and put the aquavit on ice -- we're coming over!
—Alison, Chris, and Owen Evans

To: Sara
Wishing my wife a Happy Anniversary. I love you more with each passing year.
—Bill Saturno

April 24, 2009

To: Janice Coventry
Happy 71st Birthday to Janice Coventry of the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville TN from Rosemarie, Richard, Christopher and Beauregard.
—Rosemarie Konrath

To: Rich Rainer
Honey I absolutly love our Saturdays from 6 to 8. You, me, a bottle of wine and cheese. And the kids are out in the kitchen babysitting themselves for a dollar a hour. The best and cheapest dates. PS. Congratulations on your weightloss, You look gooood. Jeg elsker dig!
—Bente Rainer

To: Molly Smith
I just wanted to acknowledge and celebrate Molly Smith's 30th birthday! She will be in the crowd on Saturday in Connecticut...
—Denielle Burl

To: patrick sanders
good job on getting all A's this quarter. love always your dad
—kevin sanders

To: Diana my daughter
Perhaps it's in Maine where they're loggin, or a street where someone is joggin. Its so hard to find, it boggles my mind. Piscacadawadaquoddymoggin.
—Joseph Ruggiero

To: Garrison Keillor
Hi, I just saw you Wednesday night and you were great. I'm thankful that I got to meet you when you were here last year. You make so many people happy. My mother loved the show, too.
—Sherri Mizell

April 23, 2009

To: Katie
Happy 21st birthday with 9 years of experience! I bought you a cigar and a cake, but I've already smoked the cigar and eaten the cake. Will you settle for a stinky, sugary husband instead?
—Joseph Peters

To: Thad Henry
You are one of a kind and we love you! Happy 50th Birthday! Your Staff
—Lisa Livingston

April 22, 2009

To: Wouter, Rosana, and Seth in the Netherlands
I hope you're enjoying tonight's show over the internet. Do come and visit me in LA sometime. Just don't expect me to change Seth's diaper.
—Josh C

April 21, 2009

To: Neil Travers
Hey Brother. Congratulations on your graduation from Grand Valley State. And Mom, and Dad, don't worry about me, its just prom. Love, your favorite son, Austin.
—Austin Travers

To: Heather Steinmann
Dear Heather, Congratulations on being accepted into the Doctoral Program. We Love You and are so proud of you. Dad and Mom
—Merle Steinmann

April 20, 2009

To: Melissa
Happy Birthday!! I can still picture the first moment I saw you I smiled and said Hi MELISSA;-)
—Kathy McDonald

April 19, 2009

To: Dawn Frawley
I hope you are enjoying listening to the live version of "that guy with the voice" tonight. Poo Poo and Mr. Hiney are fine.
—Heather Smith

To: Kevin Meehan
To my Beloved on our marriage May 9th on the family apple orchard in nearby Cheshire CT. The bees will not sting the guests, and Honeycrisp the dog not knock over Uncle Gerry. I will always love you no matter what.
—Lisa Drazen

To: Mom and Dad
Jenny, You did it!! From saving baby birds, squirrels, and holding water snakes, to a vet's assistant! see you soon!! Mom and Dad
—Jenny Carlin

To: Jason
You'll be out here in three days and I'll still probably be writing and grading. The end of the semester and your visit can't come soon enough! GO COUGS!
—Beth Erdey

To: Sarah Gabi Souza
Congratulations from mom Sally to Gabi Girl on her graduation from UVM & upcoming job in China. I'm so proud of you, way to go!
—sally smoot
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