May 16, 2010 - May 22, 2010
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May 22, 2010

To: Rebecca
Good Luck to my wife, Rebecca, taking the Alaska Teaching exam Thursday!á After dragging her from the classroom to raise our 2 kids for 16 years, it's her time to shine again!á
—Raymond Cain

To: Laura and Jonathan Crawley
To our daughter who has graduated from Vet school and our son that is in basic training in the Air Force. We are proud of you. We will turn your rooms into a sun room and an a entertaiment room. We will also spend your inhertiance as soon as possible.
—John and Martha Crawley

To: Larry and Joan Seigel
Congratulations Mom and Dad on 43 years of marital bliss. We obviously have no idea how you've managed to pull it off. Hope you're enjoying the tickets tonight. Love, Alisha, Mark and Doug.
—Mark Seigel

To: Hila
Looking forward to getting married next weekend. I'll try not to mess it up. Love Robert
—Robert Roberts

Happy Congratulations on your acceptance to Yale Law School. Persistence pays! We are so proud of you as well as Baby Lily and Father Pete.
—John and Jan Douglas

To: Halley & Trey
Magna Cum, Lawdy! Halley's a college grad! Best wishes in your new home, Halley and Trey! Love, Reuben & Kim
—Kim & Reuben Fair

To: Ben, Laura and Bettina
Surprise, we are going to A Prarie Home Companion live show at the Fox theatre. Happy Birthday!
—lylia lucio

To: Ammon-Sito and Sarah
Y'ALL put a stopper in that volcano so we can get to London for your wedding. Love, Freida-Ma and Heather
—Freida-Ma Hammett

To: Cat Ford and the school children of Gwinnett Co. Georgia
You make like interesting--its never boring...kind of like love and work in a hospital's emergency room. Laughter, love, and thank yous.
—Stef McLeish

To: dominique fremond
bon anniversaire! to dom , listening in la haye pesnel ,normandy,france!
—james hayes

To: Mark and Sharon Maloney
Mark and Sharon are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary at Fox Theatre with Garrison. As an English major Mark should be a candidate for member ship in POEM. This is a good warm up for a real tour in the Lake Woebegone country of Minnesota and North Dakota!
—Mary Jo & Rick Prouty

To: Soniya
Happy birthday to my wife Soniya. I promise to stop building more computers for us; I agree 8 is enough.
—Shamik Sharma

To: Liz
Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife! When I had known you but two weeks I knew I would spend the rest of my life with you. i've never doubted it since. I love you.
—andrew watson

To: The maestro, Andrew Altenbach
Congratulations on the wonderful response to the Saint Matthew Passion with The Bach Chamber Players of St. Paul and the completion of your first year as conductor of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. Your Atlanta mom is very proud of you.
—Julie Altenbach

To: Mom & Dad
Thanks for raising us on Public Radio and Prairie Home Companion. Even though I didn't care for it for the first 19 years of life.
—Cynthia Hampton

To: Nancy and BarbyŚmes soeurs
Dear soeurs, I wish you could be with me tonight (May 22) at the Prairie Home Companion show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta.
—Mary Ann Hindes

To: Don
For our 25th anniversary you took me to the Greek Isles. For our 30th, Hawaii. Now Atlanta for our 35th??? Sandee
—Sandee Carrigan


To: Michael
Michael - Congratulations on your high school graduation last night. We are so proud of all you've accomplished. Good look with that ruling the world thing. Mom & Dad
—Mark Dorrill

To: Ryan Menson
To my wife Ryan, I love our Saturday nights cooking dinner with the kids and listening to Prairie Home Companion on the radio. One of these years, I promise, we'll go see the live show.
—Bill Rockoff

May 21, 2010

To: Sadira
We hope you have a great night at Praire Home in Atlanta. Enjoy it. We used you college fund to pick up the tab.
—Pops & Gilly Austin

To: Douglas James
Thank you for 18 wonderful years of marriage! Your contract has been renewed! Love, Nancy
—Nancy James

To: Alex in N.C.
Hi, Alex! Mommy loves you and she will be coming to your house soon!
—Jennifer Lamken

To: aultman5
hi GK, we are dragging our teenagers to the show Saturday night...the same teenagers that are glued to your radio show every Sat. night that they are not at the movies or the ballpark.. celebrating our 25th anniversary (last Oct) how about a seat upgrade????? If not can you just say my kids names on the show????? Ella 15, Royce 13 and Olin 10 Much love from your most adoring fans in the south!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Aultman Family
—c ann aultman

To: Sam Teegardin
Happy 15th Birthday to my big brother Sam! You owe me big cause mom and dad were going to get you tickets to see Carl Castle! Love Kate
—Kate Teegardin

To: Patti
Stan and I are so excited that we will be joinng you and Tony on George's yacht Memorial Day ! life is good !!
—Nancy Markovich

To: Scott Taylor
Happy Birthday! Love, Mom and Dad. P.S. - Cash the check before Mom discovers you won't be back for the party. Love, Dad. (Scott will be attending the Atlanta Show)
—Larry Taylor

To: Heather Vincenty
Happy 5th anniversary honey. I never thought being married to a Norwegian Lutheran Pastor's Daughter from Minnesota would be so much fun!
—Nick Vincenty

May 20, 2010

To: my sister, Debby
See you soon in Fond du Lac for the High School Centennial reunion. Surely there will be beer with all those Wisconsin Catholics in one place, won't there?
—Ann Moren

May 19, 2010

To: Warren and Marilyn
Happy 50th Anniversary!!! Looking forward to the big family get together in San Diego!
—Doug Moore

To: To my dear Wesley,
who after his ACL surgery has gallantly hobbled to the Fox Theatre to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Please don't twist your knee tonight.
—Gina Flowers

To: Donovan and Patrick Rhead
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation on June 4th from Fort Mill High School in Fort Mill, SC. Mom and Dad are very proud. Patrick and Donovan have been fans of APHC since they were two peas in a pod. (not on air: Rhead pronounced "reed")
—Linda Rhead

To: Meadors Tanner
Happy 60th birthday to my little brother! 1950 was a pretty good year, but 1947 was even better!
—Perry Tanner

May 18, 2010

To: Brother Bill in Kingston, Washington
So sorry I hung my bra on your celling fan 22 years ago. Love from you little sis, Beverly Ann.
—Beverly Schoen

May 17, 2010

To: Lydia Griffin
Happy 80th Birthday tomorrow! love, Jeff, Nancy, Pete, Dianne, Taylor, Will, Emily, Kate, Patch, Sadie, and Biscuit.
—jeff griffin

May 16, 2010

To: E.G. Kight
So glad to hear you on tonight's show! Next time you need to come to the Fitzgerald Theater and visit Minnesota properly! Here's to looking, "Through the Eyes of the Child!" :)
—Lisa Gault

To: Donald
Nag & Poop and Moo & Toe send greetings from Atlanta to their children & grandchildren in NC, TX & CA. Send money - Buckhead is expensive.
—Don & Sandee Carrigan

To: Mom and Dad
Though trials in the past, with a new dawn comes great expectation and joy for the future. Enjoy the show! From your kids Aaron, Casey and Nathan
—Aaron Carroll

To: Robyn
Robyn- I couldn't be happier to be engaged, I can't wait to get married and spend the rest of our lives together. Your BFF, J Rod
—Jared Sobelson
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