August 28, 2011 - September 3, 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»

September 2, 2011

To: Steve and Grace
Keillor Our Presbyterian friends here in St Paul haven't kicked us out yet. While you're between joy rides in our red mustang convertible,  please remember to water the tomatoes (but don't pick the green ones!)
—Cindi Veldheer DeYoung

To: Rose
Hi, To to Mum (otherwise known as Rose). Here from New Zealand enjoying the ultimate Minnesotan experience.. The State Fair and Prairie Home Companion
—Dale MacLean

To: Erin and Carter
Happy early 1st birthday to our dear son Carter, and congrats to Erin for being an awesome Mom and surviving the first year!
—Erik Rohde

To: Lynn
Celebrating 27 years of marriage to Lynn,my husband & best friend, by flying from Florida see to the Minnesota State Fair and A Prairie Home Companion.
—carol niemi

September 1, 2011

To: Rick and Julie Jacobsen
Happy 30th Anniversary! I hope you enjoy the show... It was either these tickets or a luxury cruise. Love always, your devoted daughters and one great son-in-law.
—Wyn Hall

To: Harold and Susan
Butter-queens, horses, and the show you brought us up on. Have a happy 25th annaversary Mom and Dad! Bring us back some aligator on a stick, and we will love you more!
—Gina and Claire Abbas

To: Scott White
Our children having you as their father and friend gives me the greatest peace possible. Can't wait to see the show with you on Tuesday.
—Susan White

To: George and Nancy Reimers
Happy 50th Anniversary Mom and Dad - love from us. And thanks for mailing all the rhubarb to NJ!
—Jenny Reimers

August 31, 2011

To: John McDonald
Hello to Poppy and Aunt LeeAnna in Knoxville, Tennessee! I've discovered fried cheese curds and beer. See you next Spring! PS Send bug spray!
—Andy Oakes

To: Dick and Lucille Niederhiser
I wrote to you last week about my mom and dad (Dick and Lucille Neiderhiser (Nee-der-hi-ser) attending tonight's show in Kansas City. I think I forgot to mention they are celebrating their 60th anniversary. So,"The children of Dick and Lucille Neiderhiser wish them a happy 60th anniversary with lots of love, respect and appreciation." Thank you Garrison, et al. Can't wait until tonight's show! Break a leg!
—John Neiderhiser

August 30, 2011

To: Willa
Hello, love. Happy anniversary! Twenty years isn't enough: may I please have twenty more?
—Evan Hunt

To: Ann & Paul Berendes
Happy 41st Anniversary to Paul and Ann Berendes (bur-EN-dess) from the kids in Minneapolis and Florida! It’s been 25 years since we started listening with Dad while Mom worked nights. All our love and thanks for the “spam surprise”!
—Mike Berendes

August 29, 2011

To: Walt Blue
Happy 70th Birthday, Dad!
—The Blue Children

To: Dad
Garrison, because I was raised without electricity and my only entertainment was to listen to a 12 volt radio--I am still listening. Thanks.
—Kimberly Tubbs

To: Jeff Otterbacher
We made it to the Minnesota State Fair! Happy 50th Birthday, dear. May the adventure continue! Love, your travelling companion
—Ruth Otterbacher

August 28, 2011

To: Peggy Redford
Love to Peg in Durango from your two most favorite people in Alaska (Forest & Olivia). No more wishing we could be closer because we're moving to Durango!!
—Forest & Olivia Bommarito
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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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