April 9, 2011 - April 16, 2011
The most recent week's greetings, Sunday through Saturday, are posted here in descending order. Scroll down to see previous days. Reach out and touch someone! Send your own greeting»

April 14, 2011

To: Grandpa Marty
Happy 83rd Birthday! Hope you are enjoying the show! We love you.
—Jason, Michelle & Brett, Rebecca

April 10, 2011

To: Dorothy
June 8, 1938, My darling wife's birthday, may you have a joyous day! All my love, Jim
—James Samsel

To: Linda & Peter Salmon
For April 16, 2011 show when recipients are in the audience: Your children wish you both happy 75th birthdays and hope this makes up for Jenny getting Dad's seat at a Town Hall concert 47 years ago. Maybe they'll sing Kisses Sweeter Than Wine!
—Jennifer, Nick & Tom Salmon

To: Wally
Happy birthday to my Prince, my wonderful husband. May God richly bless you beyond your wildest dreams! Love your Princess
—Vivian Oseni

To: Julian
To my soon-to-be high school grad and fellow PHC fan. I hope that you updated your Facebook page to say "at PHC with Mom!!!" Good luck in college next year!
—Diana Rodriguez

To: Frank and Claudia Kirby
Dad and Mom, Hope I am here at the show with you. I didn't know being a locomotive engineer would turn my social schedule into a roller coaster ride.
—Jonathan Kirby

April 9, 2011

To: William McLain
Happy Birthday, to my favorite bluebird colonel! Hope to see you in Charleston on the 12th for a well-deserved bit of rest and relaxation the day after your birthday. Sumter is so peaceful this time of year... *wink!*.
—Kate Devoy

To: Will & Mary K.
To Will and Mary K. in Minneapolis - New York City still loves you, and so do I - with love from Sarah
—Sarah Hopkins

To: Jerry Lenz
Happy Birthday Dad! How does it feel to be 60 years old? Love, Elsa and Scott
—Elsa Lenz Kothe

To: Lovely Lisa
Savor your birthday in NYC. No bloom in your garden, but the forsythia you cut is aglow on your kitchen table. Bring a little spring back to Maine.
—Linda Rathbun

To: Whitney Owen
I'm so happy you agreed to be my wife. Please tell your mom thanks again for sending us the girl scout cookies. I'm sorry I ate so many while you were asleep. What do you think I should get my mom for her birthday?
—Samuel LeBlanc
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Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

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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