November 14, 2009 - November 21, 2009
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November 21, 2009

To: Daniel Soukup
happy 1st thanksgiving to you! happy 1st birthday to you! thank you for making thanksgiving day even more special. we now must serve punkin pie and birthday cake along with all the other goodies!! love from your yai yai, Maria
—Maria Wilbur

To: Cindy and Blake Pekkala
Hope you are enjoying the show! Looking forward to seeing you both next week for an old-fashioned Minnesota Thanksgiving filled with wild rice hot dish and excessive discussion about the weather...oh yah, you betcha! Lots of love from Boston.
—Sarah Miller

To: Julie
Surprise! Hope you didn't think that swimming gear we made you pack was for a real beach trip... Happy 50th, Mom! Enjoy the show! We love you. From your devious, surprise-planning children.
—Libby Rachel and Elliot Michel

November 20, 2009

To: Nick and Becca
John and his fiancee Doneen want to thank Doneen's sweet daughter Becca for watching Doneen's never ending challenging son Nick so we could go to APHC to celebrate Doneen's birthday. John came all the way up from Wonder Lake, IL to be with Doneen at the show and also to say hi to his friends, Bob and Dave who are listening tonight just to hear their names mentioned on the show. (aphc, feel free to edit as you wish!)
—John Boettcher

To: cheryl and bill miles
Greetings to my long lost friends who introduced me to PHC! It only took me 20 years, but I finally landed in Lake Woebegone, a long way indeed from Texas. I'm in Wausau now; where are you?
—marion buckley

To: tom and nila oakes
Welcome longtime fans from Oakland, CA., Tom & Nila with son Daniel -- in Minneapolis to celebrate Thanksgiving and the return of good health with the folks of Lake Wobegone.
—linda oakes

November 19, 2009

To: John and Dianne Rawson
Thanks Mom and Dad for the GREAT wedding way back in August. The father-daughter tap dance was a big hit! Enjoy the chocolate covered raisins back at the hotel! Love, Gabe and Abbie Holm
—Abbie Holm

To: Mom and Dad Rawson
To the best parents a gal could want-- thanks for giving me a beautiful wedding. Your relationship is my inspiration. Gabe and I love you guys!
—Abbie Holm

To: Steve and Suzanne
Happy 40th Anniversary Mom and Dad(in the audience for 11/21 show) from Mike, Matt and Anna and your 8 grandchildren, can't wait to see you for Thanksgiving!
—Matt Seyfer

November 18, 2009

To: Dean & Shirley Eisfelder
Happy 60th birthdays to Dean & Shirley, enjoy your adventure together in downtown Minneapolis, and your newfound coffee discounts. Love, the kids & grandkids.
—Joel Eisfelder

November 17, 2009

To: Rick and Helen
Thanks so much for introducing me to Prairie Home Companion, this has become our timeless tradition, I will continue on with it in your absence. I will never forget the time we went to our first live show in Milwaukee, it was an experience that I will never forget.
—Sandy Palm

November 16, 2009

To: Dan Rondeau
Dan, this is my second attempt to wish you a happy 50th through Garrison and he'll get pretty tired of seeing this until he reads it ;-) Love, Your little sister
—Michelle Gardner

To: Pat Hearron
Hello to Aunt Pat and Uncle Tom, As Thanksgiving approaches, I can't help but remember back tot he beautiful Old White Farm House in Saginaw Michigan where as a child I curled up in front of the old fashioned Heaters and the warmth of your blaxing Fireplace petting Omelette the furry White dog, and listening to Prairie Home Companion. I learned so many things from you like how to make fruit crepes and what it was like to live in Rwanda from the slide shows we looked forward to every year of your trips. Just thinking about it right now, I feel all cozy as I feel the chill n the fall air start to creep up on us in Ohio. I know our family has grown into huge proportions and jobs have relocated you to the South where that ambience is a little different, and we will never see those days again. However, I also know that we will always have a piece of them as you are driving to Ohio to see us right now for Thanksgiving and both of us are listening to Prairie Home Companion, one tradition you taught us that will go on and on and on.... See you at the Turkey Table!!!!! Love, Steve and Angel Lawrie
—Angeline Lawrie

To: Kaylee Skaar
Congratulations on your graduation next month from the U of M. Now you get to set up a household with your new husband Evan and be a Navy wife. We're planning on visiting you alot! But first we're all going to the show this week at the State Theater. Much love, Mom and Dad Unverzagt
—Linda Unverzagt

November 15, 2009

To: Irene Perry
Irene's 50th wedding anniversary wish is to see Garrison Keillor, so Irene and Tom Perry from Tucson are at the November 21st show on our way to Duluth to celebrate with our Families from California, Montana, North Carolina and Senegal, Africa On Thanksgiving Day.
—Tom Perry
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