March 21, 2010 - March 27, 2010
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March 27, 2010

To: Kate & Robert
A MN shout-out to Kate & Robert in Seattle, and to little Eleanor who appears to be definitely above average-- from your northern MN rellies.
—Doreen Swendsen

To: Michael Lights
Happy 41st Birthday Michael to one of the nicest guys I know! I hope next year someone sings happy birthday to you on your birthday and helps you feel special. Oh well! Michael
—Michael Lights

To: Sydney Williams
I hope you're enjoying the show in Seattle, ya little hooligan! Happy 17th birthday, and lorf lorf looorf.
—Olivia Grinder

To: Einer Tingvold
Hope all is well in Port Aransas--sun hot, beer cold, and we expect to see you in Waco on Wednesday.
—Paul Larson

To: Matt & Dan Walters
Thanks for birthday surprise tickets to the show. I knew making you listen to Prairie Home Companion all those years would pay off one day. Dad
—Dennis Walters

To: Erika
Thanks for the last 20 years, hope the next 20 will be as good, and probably will now that the kids are moving out.
—Jim Holmes

To: Conrad Kimball
To Conrad, PHC fan since 70s, relinquishing Seattle show seat to volunteer with Civil Air Patrol: Happy 33rd wedding anniversary and safe flying! Love, Ruth
—Ruth Kimball

To: Doug Hilderbrand
Happy 60-something birthday to my husband! May we celebrate many more - just remember to dodge those Durangos.
—Marta Harshbarger

March 26, 2010

To: To the AWOLs, Mary in Particular
Happy Birthday, Mary Travers and all the other Florida AWOL March birthdays. You may be "American Women On The Loose" but to me you'll always be "Awesome, Wonderful, Outrageous Ladies." love, Barbara & Paul in Seattle (in 3/27 audience)
—barbara travers

To: Eli
Eli, I'm sending you all my Love along with your favorites- the Wailin' Jennys!! This is probably the only time I'll ever send you 3 young, beautiful, and talented women, so I suggest that you savor every second of this show:) Your loving and generous girlfriend,
—ilse Riebe

To: Kyle
Happy Birthday! Here's to another year of us! Prost!
—Maria Sheldon

To: Meghan
By the time you hear this, I've proposed to you while stalking the northern lights from the southshore of Lake Superior. Now we're driving home to Chicago and I hope you said 'yes,' otherwise we're having a pretty awkward car ride.
—Nic Covey

To: Craig Arrowsmith
Happy Birthday, to my sweet husband! I hope you enjoy this long awaited trip to see A Prairie Home Companion in person!
—Ileana Esquivel

March 25, 2010

To: Michelle
Seems like we're awfully young to be embarking upon such a comfortable ride. I hope that indicates our ride will be an awfully long one.
—Sean Delaney

To: Emerald, Elaina, Paula Sue and Elizabeth
Hello Emerald, Elaina, Paula Sue and Happy Birthday Liz. See you Sunday.
—Paula Cicarelli

March 24, 2010

To: Rick Stern of Fargo, ND
Happy 60th Birthday, Dad! Not even the Fargo flooding could dampen this celebration! I'll take care of the sandbags...just enjoy your day! Love,
—Erica Stern

March 23, 2010

To: Kathy
Happy 55th birthday from the land of the rising sun! We'll toast you with sake and squid brains. Love, your son and daughter-in-law.
—Matt Drouhard

To: Neil
Thank you for bringing me to Seattle to see a live performance of A Prarie Home Companion as an early birthday gift. Lord knows, our days - like Garrison's -- are numbered and I appreciate you making this "Bucket List" wish come true!
—Molly O'Leary

To: Denise McGee
Happy Birthday to Denise McGee in Westland, Michigan, from her loving husband and family. A loyal listener, She manages to listen to PHC every Saturday evening through the racket of post-dinner cleanup and the girls arguing over the computer, hoping to hear the anticipated ketchup board commercial!!!
—Adam Fox

March 21, 2010

To: Eva Risse
Congratulations to Eva-the newest college graduate in the family, and the first English Major!! Love from Mom & Papa
—Crystal Risse

To: Doris and Jasmine Westerdahl
For 4/3 show if read. Happy Birthday - Doris the mother and Jasmine the daughter were both born on April 1st, April Fools Day...and both born most appropriately in the Chinese Year of The Tiger as they most certainly are Tigers!
—John Westerdahl Westerdahl
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