August 30, 2009 - September 5, 2009
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September 5, 2009

To: Garrison
nice meeting and talking with you in Edinburgh, hope you got the time to complete your book. next time you visit bring the Shoe Band, we'll have a real shindig!
—Callum Alden

September 4, 2009

To: Mother(Peggy)
You left this world 2 days too early. You missed the 1st new PHC in months. You were blessed and your life blessed us all. Devoted son, Gordon
—Gordon Larrance

To: Janine
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays. Life with you just gets better and better - and you don't look a day over 30! [Note - we will be at the Grandstand show tonight]
—Greg Walker

To: Tonnis ter Veldhuis
To prof. T.- Best wishes as you calculate the mysteries of the universe on your sabbatical this year at Purdue! Wish you could be here at the show tonight. love prof. K. P.S. Give Moses a pet from me and don't forget to brush his fur.
—Katy Splan

To: Barbara Mrosko
Happy 65th Birthday from all the kids and grandkids! You're still going strong as a wonderful Lutheran "church basement lady"! We love you! (we'll be at the Fair show on the 4th!)
—Michael Mrosko

September 3, 2009

To: Mitch
Mitch, happy 50th birthday. thanks for bringing us to the minnesota state fair. we've come a long way since listening to the show over the internet in germany. with love from erica & madeleine
—Erica Zabusky

To: Jed and Jocelyn
Happy 25th Anniversary Mom and Dad! We sure do love you and hope this gets on air for our visit to the state fair! (oh hey look mr. keillor, that rhymes) Love your above average kids, Addie, Rachel, and Becca
—Addie, Rachel and Becca Gorlin

To: Holly Holter
To my dear wife Holly: We left our home in San Francisco to celebrate your 60th birthday at the Minnesota State Fair. Is this the "for better" or the "for worse"?
—Jay Williams

To: Chris & Linda Meyer
Hope you are enjoying Minnesota--now you can show on your Facebook that Linda is really strong, Chris is very good looking, and Kate, Jake and Erik are well above average.
—Phil & Twila Theimer

September 2, 2009

To: Bob Roel
Dad Happy Birthday from your girls. Enjoy the show. We wanted to write you a poem but we couldn't think of anything that rhymed with basshole.
—Charity Roel

To: Rose and Harry Boehm
Happy 70th Anniversary mom & dad and your 71 years of attending the Minnesota State Fair. 16 of us from 4 generations are glad to be here with you sharing malts,mini donuts and salmon on a stick washing it down with Leinie's and rootbeer. We saw the art,the crafts and the lookalike calf to the one Dad took to the fair in 1925. Do kids today walk their calf through the house to train it like you did? We collected our free pencils, visors and yardsticks. We'll head back to Wisconsin reminicing like Garrison Keillor about small town life and the Great State Fair.
—Patty Boehm (Bame)

To: Sheryl Younger
From Utah to the Minnesota State Fair: Celebrating my wife's 27th B-day. Also brought our 15 month old rugrat Henry to join in the celebration.
—John Younger

To: Marissa
Twenty years of marriage for us. Third birthday for you. Someday you'll learn arithmetic and appreciate the absurdity of this! Love, Mom & Dad
—Lynn Reed

To: Sandra
Happy 21st Anniversary! I know a Caribbean cruise was your first choice, but I hope walleye on a stick and A Prairie Home Companion will suffice!
—Steve Nelson

September 1, 2009

To: Wilhelmina and Philip Burket
Congratulations on your 50th Anniversary! Enjoy your trip to Virginia. Love from Mary, Keith and Eva in Georgia -- and Tom, Kim, Martha and Charlie in Minnesota.
—Tom Burket

To: Chari
watch out its that time of the year for sonic to make a run for it. see you when we get back.
—Mary Hoffman

To: Denny
Happy 11th Anniversary honey. Our first in Maine and me in Minnesota. For all the times and places we saw GK together perhaps he can bring us together with these words from the Fair. I love you miss you and will see you for the next show!
—Mary Jo Barrett

August 31, 2009

To: lou and sylvia falcon
Congratulations on 50 years of marraige! Your loving children and household pets
—alicia brasuell
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