May 5, 2011 - June 11, 2011
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June 11, 2011

To: Bob Imhof
Happy 61st birthday to Bob Imhof from Ferndale, WA! It's been an awesome 1st year together and we hope for many more. Love, Lori, Alex, Gregg & Eddy
—Lori Hanley

To: Frank
Happy Father's Day from your favorite daughter, living in Kingman, Ariz. Dust off your blue suede shoes the wedding is May 29. Love, Toots
—Suzanne Adams

To: Will & Tim Bow
Happy Birthday to my best and only brother and father. So happy to be sharing the day with you!
—Beth Zborowski

To: Merle Gambrl
Happy Birthday! Thank you for letting me listen to the birthday edition of Prairie Home with you. I promise to keep the chatter to a minimum.
—Anna Lee O'Neil

To: Thorun
Happy Birthday Ho! Looking forward to celebrating it and our heritage in Iceland in a couple of weeks.
—Nara Zitner

To: Poopsie & cocoa pants
So glad to have friends like you to sit on a lawn with, listening to a corny radio show. Hope we're having fun and not getting wet.
—Jennifer Showe

To: Emerson & Ruth
Mom & Dad, Sorry you couldn't be here with me. Seems unfair because you were PHC fans first, but thanks for years of listening with me every saturday night. love, Katie
—Katie Lesher

To: Curran Wright
Curran, congratulations for finally graduating... The fifth grade! Be nice to your sister and her new puppy. Love, Mom & Dad
—Charles Wright

To: John
My darling husband John, Thank you for surprising me with birthday tickets to A Prairie Home Companion Show today! My appreciation will go a lot further than when you 'surprised' me to a vacuum cleaner! I love you! Your wife and best friend, Michelle
—Michelle Wagner

To: Josh
Our son will be attending the 6/11 show! "Happy 21st to Josh! Hope you are enjoying the show! Back to your MN roots! Love, Mom, Dad and Asa" (Notes: He just saw Garrison in Columbia, MO in May and was born in Minneapolis. Very fun for him to finally see the whole show live. We enjoyed the show in the old days in St. Paul!! Thanks!)
—Joan Jouriles

To: Torey Grandt
Happy Birthday Torey! You make 39 look great! Your bride - Carolyn
—Carolyn Grandt

To: Roger
Dad I hope you are enjoying the show and Happy Birthday!
—Kristian and Elizabeth Vielbig

To: Kelsey and Chris in Brookings, SD
HAPPY ENGAGEMENT! We miss sharing your favorite winery with you. Can't wait to see the updates on your new house!
—Mom, Dad, & Hunter Schurrer

To: Lisa Chambers
Happy Birthday, Lisa The kids have torn the house apart but don't let that ruin your time there at the Winery. Love Gramma Liz and Gramma Janna
—Liz Illg

To: Lee Taubeneck
Happy birthday Lee!! Love, Marjean, Erik, Karli, Birk, and Chester.
—Birk Taubeneck

To: norwegian male chorus of seattle
Have a good time at the 102nd annual sangerfest in Mt. Vernon. But don't end up in the pool in your tuxedo like Alf did. And gratuler med dagen , happy 100th birthday to Lars still singing a strong tenor. Ha det bra! Vi er sangere!; we are singers!
—howie slauson

June 10, 2011

To: Dave and Rosemary
Happy birthday mom, and happy 34th anniversary to you both.
—Chris and Greg Saunders

To: Jim Carl
Thanks dad for my early birthday reservation at The Cafe Boeuf. Better set an extra plate for Father's Day next week.I'm banking on bringing your newest son-in-law. Now if only I can figure out how to get Guy Noir to accept my marriage proposal! love your daughter
—Maria Cook

To: Lisa
Happy Anniversary. Thanks for 5 wonderful years and our beautiful Addie. I look forward to many more adventures ahead.
—Tom Seymour

To: Carol Vick
Happy 82nd birthday to our generous Mom from all your kids, grandkids and tractors. May your new hip renew your appetite for life! "Bone" appetit!
—Rebecca Vick

To: Marianne
Please open the window while you are painting. It will let out the fumes and let the neighbors know what is going on in Lake Wobegon.
—Tyler Smith

To: Kristen
I am going to be at the show this weekend in Washington! Please read this note to my wonderful wife: "Happy 5th wedding anniversary to my lovely wife Kristen who enjoys the powdered milk biscuits but not the rhubarb pie"
—Tyler Smith

To: Dad & Barb, Joy & Bob, and Mom &Ron
Sending love to all our parental units in California, Washington, and North Carolina! We wish you could be here to enjoy the live show with us in Seattle on this fine Juneuary day!! Zoe's not here, but she says woof and bring bacon next time you visit!
—Shelly and Jamie Bosserman and Thompson

To: Elisa and John
Be strong. Be hopeful. Your friends and neighbors love you. We'll be here as long as you need us - forever even.
—Spencer Stephens

To: Daniel Woody
Happy 14th! and remember: "the skunk was astonished to see a man climb out of the rear end of a giant duck!"
—Lisa Woody

June 9, 2011

To: Pat or troutgrrl
Says hello to all of her sisters on the WFS retreat in Allentown, PA. Give big at the auction!
—Patricia Martin

June 6, 2011

To: Katy Bock
I will attend the performance on 6/11/2011. Please read this greeting live: “A big love shout-out to Katy in the big PA from Mom and Dad in Sammamish.”
—Bock Linda

June 5, 2011

To: Bob & Leona Hoiser
Hope you are enjoying the show. We couldn't think of a better way to spend the afternoon than with great friends like you in a place like this.
—Skot and Shelli

To: Carlla
Hope our vacation exceeds all your expectations. A couple of old groupies in Washington following Garrison Keillor and vampires, both good for our libido.
—Henry Graves

June 4, 2011

To: Della Yurcik
I am so proud to be your sister. I love you.
—Kelly Smith

To: WFS sisters
Hello from troutgrrl55 to the WFS women at conference in Allentown,PA. Make a lot of money at the auction. (This is for the June 11 show in Seattle).
—Patricia Martin

To: Riley
Did you ever imagine we would be here? 27+ years of Love, Bonnie
—Bonnie Smith

To: Steve Young
Baby Juliet can't wait to visit Grandpa Young in Battle Lake this summer, and to take her first pontoon ride across the lake and back. Please have the sunfish cleaned, battered, and fried when we get there.
—Erin young

To: Mom and Dad
Hope to make it back for Stiper fishing this season.
—Luke and emily Peterson

To: Richard
Happy 40th Birthday. I don't think you're over the hill, even if you are over the mesa. Love, Emily
—Emily Garding

To: Janine Clark
Janine: Sorry to miss your performance of the national anthem at today’s Diamondbacks game. Instead, we’ll be watching what we’ve been listening to since before you were born. Hope you understand. Love, Mom & Dad
—Roger Clark

To: gary cassidy
hello to Gary Cassidy and family. Even though you are a green beret; your biscuits and gravy are what make you special to me.
—jarrod webb

To: Tony Wesolowski
Happy Birthday Brother, last year you were at the Prarie Home Companion at Blosseum, this year you are stuck at home babysitting the Grandkids.
—mark wesolowski

June 3, 2011

To: Colleen & Steve Gula
From Mark: Hello and lots of love from Flagstaff to Mom & Dad, Colleen & Steve Gula (pronounced "Goo-la"), and to all the parents of happy, well-adjusted, and EMPLOYED English majors.
—Mark Gula

To: Dr Ron Pust
Happy 70th birthday year from Flagstaff, we will bring you back something with Garrison Keillor's name on it.
—Tracy Paul Diana

To: Eunice, Lance, Jenny, Chris & the rest of the family in Wyoming
Wish you guys could be here. See you soon. Gratualations Steven & Courtney on your big day!
—Susie Tressler

To: Leanna
Leanna, Happy 60th birthday and retirement both this month. Enjoy them well, from your working husband, John
—John Anderson

To: Charlotte Lubawy
Congratulations on your well deserved retirement! Twenty years of teaching public high school! You are amazingly tough! We love you so much-your 3 daughters
—Paige Lubawy

To: Michael Umble
Happy 22nd anniversary to my beloved husband. We started out in Lake Wobegon the week we got married at the 3rd Annual Reunion show and you make life as fun as the Joke Show pretty much every day.
—Eden Umble

June 2, 2011

To: Doyle-Holeman families
Hi Everybody!! Wish you were here sitting on the lawn with us. We miss you all and will see you soon!! love Anne and James
—Anne Doyle

To: James
Happy Birthday! It's a good thing you came into my life. You're the only person I would ever want to be engaged to. Love, Your fiance
—Anne Doyle

To: Matt Kaplinski
To my husband: Can you believe our baby, Anya, is 10 months old today? Thanks for being my wonderfully hilarious partner in parenting. To PHC: We will ba at the show on Saturday, June 3. Thanks!
—Amber Meyer

To: Elizabeth
The only rapture going on here in Flagstaff has to do with you and me and rhapsody. Looking forward to our naked wedding!
—Marguerite Walker

To: The Historic Bass Lake Community Church
Happy 140th anniversary to Minnesota’s oldest country community church! A requiem to the majestic Red Oak tree that stood outside; sorry to see it go.
—Rob Nelson

June 1, 2011

To: Jeffrey Bussanich
Happy Birthday dad! Hope it is amazing! Love you lots.
—Emily Bussanich

To: Dick and Claire
Greetings from Hong Kong! Knowing you guys are going to see the PHC on June 4th in Flagstaff, I would like say Hi. Thanks to you that PHC has become my favorite radio program since I was living in the U.S. some years ago. Have a great time!
—Annie Chan

To: Ron DenAdel
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ron in Glen Ellyn, IL....sitting on the deck right now....enjoying his favorite radio show on his least-favorite day!!!
—Betsy Valbracht

May 31, 2011

To: Josiah Canto
May your Frazier Park days be full of whimsical, sassy summer camp songs since, again, you cannot be here with mom for Flagstaff's Prairie Home.
—Kim Canto

May 30, 2011

To: Sara
Happy anniversary, celebrating with A Prarie Home Companion in "Flag" where we married 20 yrs ago; hopefully today it's not snowing like it was then!
—Keith Ryan

To: Johnny & Liz Brisby
Happy 50th Anniversary! We are so proud of the enduring love you demonstrated, even that meant grabbing mom's butt in front of us! From all your kids: Allison, Mark, Josh, and Nathan
—Craig & Allison Roorda

May 29, 2011

To: Martin and Laine
Happy Wedding Day to Martin and Laine. After their high school romance 45 years ago, they have reconnected and today, June 4, they pledge never to part.
—Ellen Wade

May 28, 2011

To: Mom
Mom, Happy Birthday in Rindal, MN. Love, Hil, Roman, & Halle
—Hilary Hund

To: Jerzy and Theresa Serafin
Jerzy, Theresa (& Dan)- Thanks for coming to DC this weekend and putting in some free labor around the house. I figure that the amount of work you did more than makes up for the goats and chickens that were promised as part of Renata's dowry!
—Spence Patterson

To: Nick
Congratulations on catching your first little league fly-ball! Love, Mom and Dad
—Greg Pompelli

To: Dad and Beth
Thanks for watching the new grand baby for an the first over night so Rich and i could come to the show tonite. Even though youve raised children to adulthood, dont forget if you have trouble we've posted 30 YouTube videos on how to care for Lily! Love heather.
—Heather Mitchell

To: Northern VA synchronized ice skaters
Hello to all northern Virginia synchronized ice skaters, who know how to stay cool.
—Elizabeth Eareckson

To: Dad
Celebrating the year, for you, the song "When I'm 64" stopped being a hypothetical. There's a weedy garden and a chilled box of wine waiting for you at home, but Mom's locking the door early. Your son, Christopher.
—Christopher Martin

To: Eddie Lueb
Uncle Eddie, I betcha he would have read this if you had come. Tell everyone in Kansas " Hi". We love you Beth AKA (Bizzet) Beth (AKA Bizzet)
—Elizabeth Heneghan

To: Jess Douglass
Happy 30th birthday Jess! I'm glad we're able to celebrate tonight with Garrison and the Prairie Home Companion Gang!!!
—Heather Emory

To: Greg
I still get excited when you text me, even though it's been over a month since we met. Hope you enjoy the show. Thanks for the cheese.
—Austin Rooke

To: Susan
I hope you've been practicing your wolf howl! It's great that we laugh at the same things - you will always be my treasured friend!
—Chris O'Donnell

To: mugsie
—julie tra

To: Ama and Apa
to Ama & Apa with their barn on the hill, over the river and through the woods, we gave our tickets to a friend because Zeb had a fever and we can't be there in person. See you soon for a summer of chores!
—Brad&Sara Bishop

To: Megan Katra
Hello Auntie!! I am nine years old, now. We are going to Wolftrapp to see a Prairie Home Companion today!! I am so excited!! I hope you like the show!! Love from Silver Spring, Maryland!!
—Jason Nobahar

To: Angel
To Lieutenant Brochu, I am proud and happy to have you in my life! Will you marry me next April 28, 2012. I love you!
—Jerry Rotter

To: Sarah and Ryan
Thanks for the belated (and wonderful!) Mother's Day gift. Looking forward to enjoying the broadcast from Wolf Trap and to spending time with you. Love, Mom
—Natalie Coleman

To: Jerry
The object of my affection is to change your complexion from white to rosy red!
—Angel Brochu

May 27, 2011

To: Chris
Happy Birthday, Chris- here's to another year of making funny noises, adventures and trying to convince me to get a puppy! Love you! Love, L
—Lashley Feaster

To: Will, Maddie, & Tucker
numero ocho con los wolves! Tus amo!
—Brandi Cummings

To: Les
Les, Thank you for marrying me four years ago! Happy Anniversary! Aren't you glad I made you go to the PHC show in Bemidji last winter? I love you! Terri
—Terri Ball

To: Dad and Mom Anglim
Dad and Mom, We're still coming...The Little Maryland Lovebirds are heading up to Minneapolis right after the show...Please put out the milk and cookies !!!
—Chris Anglim

To: Megan Katra
Hello and Happy Summer!! I hope that you are enjoying your days in Anchorage!! Have a great summer!! Love from Gretchen, Chris, Jason, and Noah
—Gretchen Nobahar

To: Jemi
Kiss all the dogs for us. Having a great time at the show. Kay & Janice
—Kay Carhart

To: Ian
Happy First Wedding Anniversary! I didn't decide to let myself go, that's our baby growing in my tummy. We love you, baby Squiggles!
—Julia Becker

To: Jack
Happy 29th anniversary to the man who shows me each day what love really means.
—Holly Lauderdale

To: Don & Lois
Happy 65th anniversary from all the kids. You have set the bar pretty high. (P.S. Happy 97th & 92nd Birthday later this year!)
—David Bacon

To: McGhan and Tangedal Families
Love and blessings to my families listening back home on the prairie lands (Crosby and Westby ND) from the lone east coaster live at the show! Plus kisses and hugs for my wife, little ones and Robertson crew in Glen Allen, VA!
—Matthew McGhan

To: Katherine
Congratulations! From Madison to William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, and English Major. We hope the Columbia gig works out.
—Keith Perkins

To: Ben Celestino
Happy 12th birthday! Love our annual family tradition: Wolf Trap for PHC & celebrating your extraordinary self! Maybe, just maybe, Mr. Keillor will give you a shout out on the show this deserve it!
—Catherine Celestino

To: My Favorite Librarian
Hoping to feel a little bit of Minnesota tonight, enough to carry me back to you. All the books in the Library of Congress are not nearly as exciting to me as those in your care in Forest Lake.
—Wendy Davis

To: Lisa Strauss
What a great way to spend your birthday. Love Jennifer
—Jennifer Strauss

To: Jennifer Strauss
A shout out to Jennifer Strauss. I hope you are enjoying the show. Love Mom
—Jennifer Strauss

To: Stephen and Susan
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad! We love you. Kate and Drew
—Kate Seche

To: Harry and Janet
After endless hours spent trapped in your car listening to this show, who’d have thought I’d be here willingly and without you, mom and dad?
—Carrie Tallichet

To: Marge McKinney
Welcome Marge, Rachelle, & Rich. While you're listening to the show live we'll be listening, while rocking in our rocking chairs on our front porch in the mountains. Give GK a big kiss! Love, J&D
—Jody & David Kraft

To: Kate Stephens
To Kate from Bill. Happy 25th anniversary. Meeting you was the best thing that ever happened to me.
—Bill Stephens

To: Jessica
Ten years of dating, eight years of marriage, and forever my best friend--I love you!
—William Hooper

May 26, 2011

To: Elise Hagenberger
You are my world! I can't wait to see A Prairie Home Companion with you. I love you!
—Casey Pittrizzi

To: Rick & Nancy
Who are enduring a live performance of a Prairie Home Companion instead of listening to the pod cast while riding their motorcycle through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Love Ya , Kass & Tim
—Timothy O'Ney

To: Mollie
Happy Birthday Mollie! Who leaves National Park Service DC friends for Western Washington University and North Cascades National Park. Love Mom, Dad & Anthony
—Bill Behn

To: Mom and Dad
Have a happy Memorial Weekend and I hope the puppy doesn't destroy the furniture!
—Melanie Ulen

Greetings from Wolf Trap. Haven't actually seen any wolves or traps but enjoying a great show. See you at the Lake soon.
—Janice Roberson

To: Josh Adler
I'm so glad you proposed to me one year ago today in this very place. I love you very much. Forever's wonderful with you.
—Colleen Adler

To: Todd
Welcome Home Todd; Glad you're safely back from another deployment to Afghanistan. We missed you. Enjoy the show on May 28. Thanks for serving our country. Oohrah! We love you, Jolene, Marilyn, and John
—Jolene Richardson

May 25, 2011

To: bebe & mimi
so glad you're here with me for the big picnic. thanks for keeping the wolves away.
—josey sanchez

To: Mom, Dad, Eli, Cody
Greetings from the lawn seats at Wolftrap! We wish you here to share this bottle of wine and we can't wait to see you in Chicago in July. Hopefully the mosquitos won't be too bad at the cottage. Love, Zoe and Mike
—Zoe Berman

To: Laura
Happy 10th anniversary to the love of my life. Wake me up if he reads this.
—Dale Temp

To: Scott, Anne and Sofia
i'm so excited to be at this show at wolf trap with 3 really great friends. thanks for coming with me and in exchange i will go to the "sound of music" sing along. cheers to new and old friends.
—Austin Cooper

To: Moms and Dads in Prattville Ala
Greetings from the girls on the "Girl's Trip" with Granny and Granddaddy--Mary Grace, Grace, Mary Lise, and Skylar. Granddaddy says don't forget to feed the birds breakfast while we are away!
—Richard & Peggy Allen

To: Pippin
Dancing with you to this show is the highlight of my week. Will you marry me again?
—Jenny Johnstone

May 24, 2011

To: John
Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy the show! Love you!
—Marilyn Clarke

To: Ashley
While it certainly isn't cake and therefore not 'birthday-ish' by yuor usual standards, I hope our time spent together watching Prairie Home Companion has made for a most adventurous twenty-third birthday. Love, SuperBoyfriend
—Zachary Sanford

To: Dan
Here we are celebrating our anniversary at Wolftrap, just as we have for the last ten years. Nothing like commemorating our love with close friends and Garrison!
—Suzanne Schmidt

To: George Bibel
Here's to George, in celebration for his 2nd book. His friends thank God he does not tweet, for who wishes to receive hourly updates of his Amazon ratings?
—Cindy Swope

May 23, 2011

To: Ken Mayo
Happy 38th Anniversary Ken. I'm listening to Prairie Home Companion in Tallahassee, Florida while you are listening in Horsleys Green, England. There are a lot of things I enjoy and spending Saturday evenings by the radio with you is one of my favorites.
—Kay Mayo

To: Emily
Happy 4th (or is it 5th?) anniversary! Looking forward to 40 (or 50?) more. -Your loving husband
—John Keeton

To: Tom & Bizzet
Sorry I could not attend the show with you this year, but go ahead and get me tickets for next year. Love Uncle Ed from Seneca, Ks
—Jan Lueb

To: Nancy Gerhard
Hello to my wonderful family in the audience--Nancy, Alison,and William--wish I was there with you instead of here at Camp Eggers, Afghanistan.
—Bill Gerhard

May 22, 2011

To: Loren Crawford
Happy Birthday! Hope you're having a great time celebrating with your friends at Prairie Home Companion at Wolf Trap and not at an ice skating rink!
—Dina Gold

To: Darrell
Happy birthday. I love you so much I sprung for good seats this year, after last year we could barely see from the lawn.
—Josh Israel

To: Jenny
The piano down the avenue is the one you play, and you are my sweet someone coming through that door.
—Phillip Hamrick

May 21, 2011

To: Garrison
Hi Garrison, we celebrated "Grunnlovsdag" or "Syttende Mai" here in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle last week with a big parade and all the goodies! Concordia College from Moorhead was here! Where were you??
—Rosalie Clemens

To: Buttons
Hello to my new kitty Buttons. Today is her "gotcha day". Thanks to her human foster mother whose name ia aptly Kitty.
—Carolyn Hubenak

May 20, 2011

To: Mark Mattson
To my soulmate and husband, happy belated 3rd anniversary. If I had never met you, I would have never heard of PHC. May all of us have at least 40 more years of love and laughter.
—Tanya Mattson

To: Jennifer
A shout out to my twelve year old daughter Jennifer who was so excited to hear she was going to see a Prairie Home Companion. We start them young in my house!
—Jennifer Strauss

To: Suzi
Suz, I love and miss you so much! Hope to see you as soon as I can get from CO to MN again!
—Brenda Kurth

May 19, 2011

To: Dave & Maggie Mezera
Happy 50th Anniversary from their son and daughter. The kissing still grosses us out - stop it! It's been 50 Years!!!
—Mary Mezera

May 18, 2011

To: Chas
Being here with you is my favorite way to start summer! Thanks for saying it was ok for me to retire!!! So long CRCS! loveyourwife
—Kathleen Keese

May 17, 2011

To: Janice and Patrick
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! Thank you for your love and patience over the years. I wish you many more blissful memories! Love, Colleen
—Colleen Hite

May 14, 2011

To: Gena Mena & Jason
You are the ***Best*** daughter in the world!!! Love you so much!!! And to my quietly reserved Son In-Law... I am so lucky to have you in my life too!Love you both!!!
—Maria Cloud-Jaques

To: Cal Hardie
Happy 54th birthday. Andrew sends his love from Denver. Patrick gives a shout-out and BIG HUG from the seat beside you! Many more years, love P.S. Great Job. Perfect Seats!
—Rosann Chamberlain

To: Tim & Katherine
Congratulations. You survived your first Minnesota winter following your move in December from sunny California to Minneapolis. We know your California friends and family think you're crazy. We know the real reason was to be closer to God's country and see Prairie Home Companion live tonight. Love, Mom& Don
—Mary Olson

To: Kendal, Bekcy, & Joe
Mom & Dad, glad you got to leave Eastern Montana for the big city. Joe, stay safe overseas. Wish we were there. Love, Kendra & Jake
—Kendra Kallevig-Childers

To: Katie
Congratulations on receiving your Masters Degree in Human Resources from the University of Minnesota. Now it's time to become "Human" and get into the working world. We are so very proud of you. Love mom and Dad
—Frank Lopuszynski

To: Dave Ziesel
Happy Birthday Yappa, from Luna and Tooley,and the new baby on the way we love you. We are so excited to visit.
—Logan Edwards

To: Carolyn
Nancy and Don in Springfield, Massachusetts, wish Carolyn in Milton, Pennsylvania, a happy 75th birthday.
—Nancy & Don Evans

May 13, 2011

To: Debra Weaver
Happy Anniversary Sweetheart, you are God's sweetest gift to me. After 29 years of marriage I still do!
—Tracy Weaver

To: Don & Inez
Mom and Dad, Hey you crazy octogenarians! Stop kissing and listen to the program. Love, your daughter
—Kathy Krohn-Gill

To: David and Bernice Jacobson
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary!!
—stacey jacobson

To: Karen
Congratulations on getting your PhD. Proud of all you've accomplished. Cleveland or bust!
—Jim Yoh

To: Bobby
Happy birthday, can't beleive your already 16. Where do the years go? Hope you enjoyed your day. And remember, your my Favorite little brother, and I love you.
—Michael Rodgerson

To: Kendal and Becky Kallevig
Welcome to Minnisota on your trip from Eastern Montana. I hope you can escape the cold sometime this year.
—Joe Kallevig

To: Honeybaby
Honey lamb. Thank you so much for creating the wonderful time to see the ol' National Treasure! Next stop, WSS. I love you.
—Mama Rivas

To: Diane, John, Laura and Carole
Sending our love to you all. We still love Mel,too, but we know he's not listening to the show.
—Deb and Rick Burns

To: Bev
Bev, Congratulations on your retirement and as we say at the casino, enjoy this bonus round!
—Cindy Johnson

May 12, 2011

To: Asianna Grace Davis
—Susan Wilpitz

May 11, 2011

To: Irene Valdivia (née Score)
Happy 80th birthday, in Lima, Peru, where hot is 85 and cold 55. You left North Dakota over 55 years ago and you stayed down there, wonder why? Daughters Corinne and Shirley flew from the States to be with you in this grand day. Kisses from your busy grandchildren Lucía and Sebastián.
—Domingo Martínez

To: Jean
Jean, We know you're listening tonight, and wanted to send our love your way as you struggle with your illness. Terry, Dan, Emily, Mo and Brad
—Brad Schnee

May 9, 2011

To: Miss Lindsay Brown
Congratulations! This weekend you graduate from the University of Miami. It began in Findlay, Ohio thru Skagway,Dunedin, New Zealand,Rockport, Maine.Four years later South Beach. Grandpa and Grancy
—Larry Slaughterbeck

May 8, 2011

To: Charlotte B McMillan
To my Mother who during WWII had a personal tour of of the royal bedrooms in Windsor Castle: they were a mess. Royalty and dignity are not always united, except in my Mom and Prairie Home.
—Andrew McMillan

May 7, 2011

To: Ken Noble (in Port Townsend, WA)
Welcome back from three months of cod fishing in the Bering Sea. We are so, so happy to have you home.
—Lauren, Clara and Jasper

To: Grace
Happy Mother's Day. Can't tell you much about Garrison, too far away. Maybe we will see him better in June. Love Eric & Caitlin
—Caitlin Galer

To: Becca
To Becca and all the great women at CFC in Orem Utah.You are all way above average! See you soon Becca. Love Mom and Dad
—Rick Litman

To: Ninny Face
Ninny Face I am so happy that I am going to be your partner in life. I love you soooo much! Thanks for taking me to Prairie Home Companion!!!
—Andre Cavalcante

To: Our Moms
Happy Mother's Day! If there is anything you need tomorrow just let us know. We'll make sure dad takes care of it. With Love, Craig and Laura
—Craig and Laura Kueffner

To: Dad
Last time we came to the Fox we saw Sesame Street Live – 15 years later we’re back for my 19th birthday. All of my love!
—Will Garbe

To: BIll & Jeanne Clancy
CElebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary. Love from your three beautiful daughters.
—ERin CLancy

To: Kim, Eric, Kevin, & Molly
We are thankful for our grandsons - Corbin, Cullen, & Liam - emphasis on the "GRAND"!
—John & Ketha Knuth

To: Susan
It's great to be in Detroit celebrating our 29th weddng anniversary! Love you sweety!
—Loran Walker

To: Hosley
A very happy birthday to Hosley who is attending today's show in Detroit from your friends in San Mateo, California.
—Elizabeth Greenlee

To: Mark Stephenson
In Memory of my best friend Mark Stephenson. You introduced me to this program and left me with these wise words “never alienate your bartender”! We grew up city boys and became Prairie Home Companions.
—Bobby Anderson

To: Denny and Sherry McGrath
We love you and promise we won't burn the house down while you're gone. Enjoy the show! Your favorite kids, Mary, Dan, and Will
—Mary McGrath

To: Hosley Werner
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and a fun day at the PHC show in Detroit!! Lots of love and missing you from Scotland, Auntie
—Carolyn Bell

To: Donna Gregory
Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day as wonderful as you are! Hope you enjoy the show. P.S. Shouldn't you be home crocheting my blanket?
—Dave Gregory

To: Dinah
Happy 29th wedding anniverary! Remember when we used to come to the Fox Theatre to see Iggy Stooge? And now.....well.......
—Charlie Kretschmer

To: Steve
Congrats Steve! Here's to your wanderlust and embracing our new adventure! Love, Suz
—Sue Lenart

May 6, 2011

To: Jennifer
You sure do have some big eyes. But boy are they pretty. They get more blue each and every day. Happy anniversary.
—Matt Swanson

To: Tim
Happy birthday Dad, and too Jeff and Grant. Dad I love you, Jeff and Grant you guys are okay too.
—Alex Lekander

To: Nicole
Great Mothers Day Dinner Nic & Karli! Grandma,Papa Mcauliffe & Mom consumed enough calories to last a month. Love Louis
—Louis Jahn

To: Rita Hermann
From Merrill, Barb, & Eileen Happy 70th Birthday! This is your birthday gift so don't expect a party or anything else. We did that when you were 50.
—Eileen Wright

To: Reginald
Happy Anniversary my darling husband. I've loved listening to Prairie Home Companion with you for the last 20 years and it's wonderful to be with you at the Fox tonight. Looking forward to many more years (as long as you and Mr. Keillor can hold out)!
—Tracey Patterson

To: Tess
For our youngest daughter Tess. Thanks so much for going to see PHC with us at the Fox this weekend. We know how lame we are but please remember how Mr. Keillor simply saying "TOMATO BUTT" would crack you up.
—Gordon Bloem

To: Judy Mousel
Mom came all the way from sunny florida to spend mother's day weekend back in Detroit with A Prairie Home Companion, oh and her son of course.
—Bruce Mousel

To: Christine
Happy Anniversary Honey! It's been quite a journey over the past seven years and I can't wait to see where the next seven take us. Love you lots! Nate
—Nathan Kidwell

To: Nathan Kidwell
Happy 7th Anniversary my love! Here's to all that we have accomplished and all that is yet to come. I love you!
—Christine Kidwell

To: William S. Davidek
Happy 87th birthday William S.Davidek. You are an artistic genius and you have proved it many times. From your daughter Denise.
—Denise Davidek

May 5, 2011

To: Maxine Thompson
We miss you Momma Maxine, Pappa Gary and Sister Kathy in Tampa. Tiger Town is GGGGGGGGreat! Love-the girls
—Amy Lamoreaux

To: Ma down in Chapel Hill, Ma in Garrison, Ma in Boise
Three Tufts' kids making rhubarb pie, listening to Prairie Home, and wishing our Ma's a sweet mother's day! We surely are thankful!
—Julia, Max, and Carolyn

To: Ma down in Chapel Hill, Ma in Garrison, Ma in Boise
Three Tufts' kids making rhubarb pie, listening to Prairie Home, and wishing our Ma's a sweet mother's day! We surely are thankful you!
—Julia, Max, and Carolyn

To: Sarah Bakken
Happy Birthday and congratulations on your acceptance into the nursing program at the University in Hilo. You have brought such joy to our lives and Grandpa and I are so proud of you!
—Karen Bakken

To: Joan Hall
We finally got you to the show!..Enjoy the view from the FOX. Wendy & Bradley
—bradley hall
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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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