December 5, 2009 - December 12, 2009
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December 12, 2009

To: stephen
you are my energy when I'm down love you
—debbie burkeen

To: Eli
The holidays are officially knocking at the door now, and I wish you could be here to let them in with me. We Love you and are proud of you, but the monkeys and I want you to come home and make cookies with us.
—ilse riebe

To: Dick and Betsy Rhodes
Please come home soon. Remember how you told me not to chase cars? Wellll.
—Cheggs Rhodes

December 11, 2009

To: Barbara
Barb, Happy 40th Birthday to my lovely wife! To me, you'll always be that 17 year old I stalked in the stacks of the school library. jon
—Jon Ottomanelli

December 10, 2009

To: Sandi Howard
You know, I'm actually glad the critics weren't damned. I prefer gloating over how wrong they were. Happy 10th anniversary, my love. Let's keep going.
—Sean Howard

To: Ceejay
I hope you're having a wonderful time at the live PHC in New York! I miss and love you very much! You're a wonderful brother!
—Catherine Dickson

To: Father Wally & Shelia Reynolds
Congratulations on your 45th wedding anniversary from all your parishioners at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Bartow, Florida. Your life together has taught us how we should live ours. Thank you.
—Donald Wilson

To: C.J. Dickson
Wow, my son, such a special Christmas gift from Stewart--tickets to be there in person with him for PHC! Y'all have a wonderful time as you enjoy the show and create very special memories to forever ponder and savor. Wish you could come "home" for Christmas! I love you immeasurably, Momma Bear (and CoCoa)
—Jan Rader Dickson

To: Diane Fox
Happy Birthday Mom from Ed Brendon and Ryan. Your sons are excited to come home for the holidays and spend them with you.
—Brendon Fox

December 9, 2009

To: sister su (my sister, not a nun)
happy birthday! you might die of shock hearing your name read by Mr Keillor, but there's some things in life worth the risk. much love from Cathy, Pete and Pamela
—pete friedrich

December 8, 2009

To: CJ
Hope you enjoy your Christmas gift of a LIVE performance of PHC at Town Hall (Dec. 12)! I'm truly blessed to have you as my friend. Much love.
—Stewart Everett

December 7, 2009

To: Dick T.
Happy 65th birthday, Dick T., even though you are now 66. We finally got to celebrate your birthday at a Prairie Home Companion broadcast.
—Terri Tomaino

To: Elise Hawley
Hello to cousin elise in Minnesota from cousin Kieran in Washington. Congratulations on the successful completion of your first semester in college. It's all up hill from here.
—Kieran Melroe

December 5, 2009

To: Kevin Lohr-key
Well, another Christmas finds us apart, son - you are in Bahrain, we are here at home. We are so very proud of you and your service in the US Navy. Miss you....hope to see you in 2010!!
—Mom & Rick Abbott

To: to my wife Kristie
Glad the surgery went well. The last minute abdominal hysterectomy means no little ones with our DNA, but thank God for those little hell raiser teenage girls we adopted from Ukraine and converted to something better than Minnesotan Lutherans--they're Iowa Presbyterians!
—Chuck Muether

To: Seth & Allison Kessler
Congratulations Seth and allison on the new baby girl. And welcome to the world Amelia Ray. Josh and Nathan you finally have a little sister!
—Bree Kessler

To: Ricky NYC
38 disappointments this week have no effect on my 23 years of Love for you. "The heart wants what the heart wants", and then some. 38 dinosaurs won't stop that LOVEY! Merry Xmas, Love Shaun NYC
—Shaun McGuire

To: Mom
Since before I can remember, we've listened to this show together. It took us twenty years and three states, but we finally get to see the red sneakers in person! I've never felt so proud to be a Minnesotan.
—Kate Fauteux
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