November 6, 2010 - November 13, 2010
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November 13, 2010

To: Bradley king
We hope your surgery at the Shriner's Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina goes well. Love P.S. The pets, Matti, Stripes, and Tigerlily, look foward to your convalescence.
—Anna Gregory mom and dad King

To: Julie & Steve Sopoci / Greg & Donna Drake
Hi to parents in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Katie will reenact this episode of Prairie Home Companion through interpretive dance when we see you for the holidays.
—saul sopoci drake

To: Sara
Hola to our daughter, Sara, who grew up here in St. A, listening to A Prairie Home every Saturday nite. Hope you're listening on podcast in Madrid. Your brother's taken your bedroom.
—Leah Mahan

To: Kathy & Pat Hynes
Happy 41st anniversary mom & dad and thank you for introducing me to prairie home companion when we (me & the show) were born in 1974
—Rachel Hynes

To: Bruce Mack
A very happy birthday, Dad, from your loving kids, who hope you're enjoying your seat in the audience. Andrew, Alicia and Becca.
—Andrew Mack

To: Terry
Happy 54 Birthday Dad! I hope its full of rainbows and sunshine.
—Hannah Drozd

To: Mima & Poppa Friedman
Hello from Houston and a reminder to not bring any food on the plane when you come Thanksgiving. We have plenty of Turkeys in Texas!
—Michael & Allie Klein

To: Warren
Dad -- Finally made it to the show you introduced me to when I was little. Still a big fan of it... and you. Love, Jessica
—Jessica Clark

To: meaghan
no matter how crazy life may find us i have always and always will love you every day of my life.
—joshua young

To: Jacob
Uncle Thaxton's fiddle debut is in less than two weeks. Uncle Dempsey, Uncle Whit and I will play along. Please come and play bass. Love, Dad
—Jim Springfield

November 12, 2010

To: Dear Kate
Sorry I'm 90 miles away working the Ride for Veterans... but you know I had to go. Wave "hello" to Garrison. --your loving husband John
—John Poage

To: Mom & Dad Southern
Hope you're enjoying a break from raking the Michigan leaves. We tried raking palm fronds but it wasn't quite the same. We'll save our strength for snow-shoveling during our Christmas visit. Think warm thoughts!
—Crystal Jones

To: John, Shannon and Emily
If I'm here I survived book fair! Robin, you're my superhero I couldn't do it without you. Likewise, DA students, keep dancing and being artists!
—Kate Poage

To: Mac and May
Hi Mom and Dad. Enjoying the warm days along the First Coast, but missing autumn along the Chesapeake Bay. Esther, Kyle, Teagan, and I all will miss you this Thanksgiving. Have a few ham biscuits for us! PS, Mom, the dogs and cats say Hi!
—Brad Mahanes

To: Bey and Bev on the Forgotten Coast
Hello from the First Coast. It has taken a bit to transition from Blue Crabs and the Ravens to conch fritters and the Jaguars, but 70 degree November days makes it quite palatable. See you on Thanksgiving, bring the pecan pie!
—Esther and Brad Mahanes

To: Stephanie
You never know how much you miss someone until you've spent almost a half a year apart. Me and my darling Stephanie have been dating for five years come this Thanksgiving. Happy Early Anniversary Hun wish you were here in St. Augustine! - Kyle <3
—Kyle Mahanes

To: Bob Gillham
To my dad, who, when we were growing up arranged all our car trips around A Prairie Home Companion and Cracker Barrel locations!
—Beth Eddy

November 11, 2010

To: anna
jean and patrick send a pre-thanksgiving shout-out to daughter anna, who is 2 months into her fulbright year far away in the indian ocean. don't worry: the american embassy in mauritius still has ten days to locate a tofurkey! p.s. the oyster dressing and gingerbread trifle are in the mail.
—jean dowdy

To: Alan Byrd
Happy Anniversary to the man that made my Prairie Home Companion dream come true. I can't believe we are actually going to be there! Your still the one after 21 years!
—Debbie Byrd

We have listened almost every Sat night for 30 years. Tonight we will be tailgating in St. Augustine with tuna noodle casserole and a cobbler. Laurie and Stan Haskins

To: Hoosier Friends
I always miss Indiana, but am happy to be in St. Augustine in shirtsleeves instead of Hoosierland in a coat. Love from Carol
—Carol Williams

To: Karen Burke
Happy 50th birthday wishes go out to the Shrimperpuss (a.k.a. Karen)! I hope we'll spend many more birthdays together. Love,
—Kaj & Topaz Oldenburg

To: George
Happy 35th Anniversary. We were young but they were all wrong. Here's to 35 more years!
—martha miller

November 10, 2010

To: Sarah & Erik
Congratulations to Sarah and Erik, who were married today [Nov. 13] in St. Augustine. Mom and Dad left the reception early to come to the show.
—Gary Fisher

November 9, 2010

To: Robin
Thanks for the remodeled bathroom for my 61st birthday present. After 38 years of marriage, it's comforting to know that the romance is still there.
—Marco Rand

November 8, 2010

To: Naomi
Have a wonderful 21st birthday. I hope I will be able to share many more with you. You are a very special friend. Thanks for everything.
—Sara Gonzalez

To: John Heidel
Happy Birthday John Heidel from Karyn & Tom--may you age like fine wine, getting better with every year!
—Karyn Hoffman
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Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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