October 16, 2011 - October 22, 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»

October 22, 2011

To: Lady, my recently passed dog
Here's to you, Lady, in Dog Heaven. We miss you and will always appreciate how you watched over the kids. Soon enough, Lauren
—Lauren Dale Reece

To: Francine
Happy birthday from your brother-in-law Dennis
—ray intemann

To: david
Spent all day searching Como park trying to fond Zen in the Japanese Garden. Couldn't find the Japanese Garden. But we found Zen.
—Faifan Tantakitti

To: Lisa
Happy 25th anniversary! My brother says I married up, and he sure was right but I still took 25 years to get you to Prairie Home!
—Jim Korslund

To: My dearest Chris
Happy Wonderful 42 Years! Sorry to be away this most special day; just wait for the celebration later! Love you too much, Pookie
—Susan Kayes

October 21, 2011

To: Gerard
Thanks to my wonderful husband for driving me 1400 miles to see PHC in its home theater in this lovely city and fulfilled a 35 year wish. Greetings to our sons in Michigan and Maryland, who grew up with PHC every Saturday night.
—Sheila Koot

To: Chase Kozak
Happy 11th birthday Chase. Your parents are sure we're fulfilling all your birthday dreams by bringing you to your first Prairie Home Companion show!
—Kim Chase-Kozak

To: Jamie Lee
Congratulations on the job with the TSA. Remember to get clean gloves if you ever need to search your mom, ok?
—Lu Anne Clark

To: Sue and Tom Broadbooks
Congratulations on your 25th wedding aniversary. Being at the show indicates just how wild a couple can be when the kids go off to college.
—Pat Byrnes

October 20, 2011

To: Gerard and Sheila
Even though the Sox aren't in the series, you made it to Minnesota! Have fun and "slow down tiger" from the Dutch Summer Scholars
—Ellen Siegel

To: Faifan
Glad you still wanted to see PHC with me, even after I described it to you. [1st time visitors from Seattle]
—David McWherter

October 19, 2011

To: Sue & Tom. Broad books
Happy 25th anniversary to my sister Sue and her husband Tom Broadbooks who will be celebrating at this Saturday's PHC show. Much love, Shawn
—Shawn Byrnes

To: Tom & Sue Broadbooks
Happy 25th Anniversary! Hope you have a MORE THAN above average day! We love you lots!
—Carrie & Bob Wurr

To: Louise Oven
Sitting in the audience, enjoying PHC for her 53rd birthday, fulfilling a dream on her bucket list! Thanks, GK!
—Pam Oberembt

October 16, 2011

To: Lena Risse
Happy 19th Birthday to our sweet Guy Noir fan, Lena. Hope Concordia (Portland) survives your birthday celebration!! Love, Mom & Papa
—Crystal Risse

To: Eva Risse
Congratulations to my English major daughter Eva, and her newly employed, Engineer-in Training husband, Jeremy-on receiving the new job!!
—Crystal Risse

To: Alyssa Mandel
To my wonderful wife Alyssa, I clearly married over my head so I thought skywriting my love for you but you know how horrible my spelling is. So I did the next best thing Mr. Keilor saying how incredible you are. Love your husband, Brian
—Brian Gomien
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