August 14, 2011 - August 20, 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»

August 20, 2011

To: Ingrid & Jenica
Want to say hi during the road trip from Cupertino, CA. Hope home is beautiful; we haven't run out of food yet.
—Jonathan & Jim Wang

August 19, 2011

To: Heidi
Happy Birthday! We missed the Prairie Home Companion tour stop in Saratoga last year due to our honeymoon, so going this year is extra special.
—Brad Chin

August 18, 2011

To: Gary and Helene
Mom & Dad, I don't know how you both are in better shape at 70 than I am at 34, but thanks for all the physical labor at the winery, Love, Erik
—Erik Gustafson

To: Peter Garrett
Happy Birthday Dad to the best geologist in the world! Now we know you really are as old as dirt!
—Julian Garrett

August 17, 2011

To: Aubry Hall
Happy 1 year anniversary my love. I hope they put on a good show... It was either this or a giant diamond ring.
—Wyn Hall

August 16, 2011

To: PC and KJ
V8 and JJ look forward to their first day of school tomorrow; starting in less than twelve hours; where they will learn about semi-colons. Period.
—Dave and Heidi Reynolds

To: Walter Eldridge Pierce IV
I can't wait to marry you in two months and start making Walter Eldridge Pierce V (the fifth) in two months and one day!!! I love you!!!
—Lila Eve Rose

August 15, 2011

To: Bill Pate
Happy 83rd Birthday Daddy from your kids! I'm glad you get to spend it enjoying a favorite Garrison Keillor show in person. We love you!
—Suzanne Yost

To: Amanda Box
Thanks for 7 years 142 days (and counting as of tonight's show here in Greensboro) full of love, adventure, and prosperity from your lucky husband. You are a joy to share in the wonders of this world!
—Duncan Kennedy

To: Larry Oliver
Happy Birthday and Happy anniversary. Life is great. All I needed was the love of a good man and a good dog. .
—Bobbie Oliver

To: Anthony Dubitsky
Thank you again, my darling fellow Prairie Home Companion fan-addict for making my long-time dream to see Garrison Keillor in person become a reality this August 17th Wednesday evening in Portsmouth, VA. I am sure the show is better in person than from our bathroom radio! Happy 40th anniversary to us!
—Victoria Dubitsky

To: Mom, Dad, Aly and Squid
Sending our love to family up north. It's been three years since you visited your favorite daughter, please make another trip soon. Give the squid a kiss from us.
—Winky and Patches Wilson

August 14, 2011

To: Penny Deatrick
This is a shout out to recognize you as Elementary Principal of the Year for your work at Chenoweth Elementary! Go Chargers!
—heather edwards

To: Gillian (Mom)
Mom, can you believe the cost of your granddaughter Emma getting her ear's pierced this past week are the same as the cost of our seats here at the show? Both....priceless. Love, Heath
—heather edwards
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