March 3, 2012 - March 9, 2013 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»
March 9, 2013
To: Sky Guthrie
Finally, a validation for the internet---since I didn't have the money to send you a gift, here it is..."HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SKYBOY! Almost 30! I no longer have to feel responsible for what you do!" Impersonally yours, Momma
March 8, 2013
Happy 50th to my naked bicyclist (and if you can't say that on the radio then - to my sweet Brian). So glad you're finally catching up to me!
March 4, 2013
To: Keil (Kyle) Sterling Brewer
Happy Birthday ________, 10956 days old in San Jose CA. Congratulations, you’re almost 30, when you will no longer be a “little kid” in your parent’s vernacular.
—Les & Roxanne Brewer
March 3, 2013
To: Col. Arthur F. Lykke Jr. ("Art")
Happy 80th Birthday to my Norwegian Dad -- love you, and Dusty does too.
To: Les Smith
Happy Birthday on Easter! You are the best!
To: Patrick and Suzanne Connolly
Hi Mom and Dad, I may be at Dartmouth, but I'm keeping out of trouble. You can find me every saturday night, not in the fraternity basement but in my dorm listening to APHC.
March 2, 2013
Tyler, I didn't think that your gift-giving prowess could top the .22 rifle you got me for our 10th anniversary.....but the tickets to spend tonight with Garrison were worth it! Thanks for being an amazing husband! Love, Heidi
A birthday with Seuss, what fantastical fun.
Learning to rhyme almost everytime,
sharing her joy with daughter and son.
On this prairie home scene we wish Happy Birthday Colleen.
—Ellen and Nathan
Happy Birthday to NIck who would have celebrated his 71st birthday this month....Here's to the books, films, music and memories we shared your last two years! You are remembered with love and laughter! Katie
At my Prairie Home I wish I could be To sing Happy Birthday to Seuss and to thee Garrison Keillor I ask To assist with this task Happy Birthday, Mom -- I hope he'll agree
March 1, 2013
To: Laurel, Sarah and Dave
Hey guys, what a way to celebrate my 49th birthday. Let's not think about our grade school age children at home, lets enjoy the night!
To: Rich Hockett
Happy Birthday dad we are all so blessed to have a dad like you! Love you and have a wonderful night!
To: L. David
Happy Birthday. Welcome to 62! I know you will never be as old as me as you are so prone to remind me, (beat you by 6 weeks) but remember what they say Older is Wiser. Your loving wife
To: Kate Costello
Thank you to the Costello's for babysitting and the kid-free night. Next time there will be two. A new baby is due in September.
February 28, 2013
To: Lisa Brandstetter
Happy 30th anniversary Lisa! Its taken a long time but we finally made it! Love, Brian
February 26, 2013
To: Dan & Sandy
Mom & Dad, Married 43 years and still in love – I think that deserves a round of applause, I hope you can hear me! I love you, Sarah Bea.
To: Todd and Lisa Shilts
My parents Todd and Lisa are attending this week, who loved me enough to support me getting an art degree, love you!!!
February 25, 2013
To: Brian Quigley
Happy Birthday to Brian Quigley of Cape Cod, a fleet-footed courier for Meals-on-Wheels. Despite this geriatric brown-nosing, he's still a really good guy.
February 23, 2013
Marry me. Love Christopher
To: LuAnn Hunter
Happy 70th Birthday. Enjoy another glass of wine. You deserve it. Love from your son David and his partner Christopher
To: Dimmer Switch and Sherrie
Happy 50th wedding anniversary from your kids! That advice on "wearing good underwear just in case something happens to you" has come in handy through the years.
To: Fred & Phyllis
Enjoy the show tonight! Glad you were able to check A Prairie Home Companion off of your Bucket List!
To: Christopher Carriero
To Bird (who is in the audience) from Pony (who is not): I love you so much, and I know it's only been 7 months but: Will you marry me? Tweet-Tweeeet!
To: To the important ladies in my life
Thank you for making me a son, husband, son in law, and daddy. My love always. From: Hasa(hay-sa), darling, SIL, and papabear.
February 22, 2013
To: Joy Posis and Alex Yi
Happy 80th birthday to my mom! And another happy birthday to dad of the the one I love--as they share the same birth day.
February 21, 2013
To: Little Jason
Jason, Uncle Paul loves you and promises to play turkey foot with you anytime you want. Sending you a hug from across the country. Your Uncle Paul.
To: Rachel Gerlach
Happy 15th Birthday love mom.
To: Marla Nargundkar
Wish you a birthday filled with bird- watching, relaxation, Southern Comfort, and NPR!
February 20, 2013
To: Dave and Gail Swindell
Greetings from Thailand! Sorry our winter is considerably nicer than yours. Can't wait to see you in April. Love Andrew and Jane.
February 18, 2013
To: Stan and Annie
Hope things are going well in Missoula!
To: Grace and Shane
Hope things are going well in Missoula!
To: Jay and Cheryl
Thanks for the tickets Mom and Dad!
February 17, 2013
To: AARON NESS
AARON, YOU SHOULD MOVE HERE SO WE CAN GO TO MORE PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION SHOWS TOGETHER. PS HI EVERYONE IN FERTILE, MINNESOTA! LOVE, MOLLY.
February 16, 2013
To: Sally Glemba
To: Sallicka Glemba;It's the end of your 75th birthday week so once more I'd like to say Happy birthday to a kind, sweet, loving, amazing wife a man could ask for! Who knew that I would find a treasure in Selma Oregon! Love you "Duša Moja".
To: Joanne Bosky
Greetings to you and your truly remarkable pug dogs.
Congratulations Chad- you're going to be a Daddy again! Wouldn't want to attempt this wild ride with anyone else. Love You. Nettie
To: Terry Spawn
Happy birthday from the rest of the family! We are so happy to be celebrating with you at the show tonight!
To: The Nellie Family
A shout out and sincere thank you to Gregg, Colleen, Raliegh and Barbara who so graciously shared their home with us this past year after the fire! We will never forget your generosity.
February 15, 2013
To: Bill, Jackie & Heidi
Visiting from Sussex, WI. Hope Josh got you good seats. We'll be listening to the show at home and wishing we were there.
—Bob & Diane Midland
To: Tracey Richwine
Happy 50th birthday to our wild and crazy friend! I know you LOVE sitting in the audience right now watching the show in person! And all the way from Richmond, VA!
February 9, 2013
Missing you very much, Dana. Definitely the worst part about this storm.
To: Esther Crosby
Hope you were "lashed" to the pine tree in Wrentham when the 68 mph winds "slammed" against you while the snow gently and quietly fell!
—Matt and Candace Rogers
Happy 30th birthday Jesse! Between this milestone and your new son, the gray hairs are soon to come! From your older, and grayer, brother.
To: Zach Sawyer Josephine Sheridan Summer Everett & Cassen
To our 7 wonderful children. You may never "see" radio in your lifetime so we are here to tell you what it was like.
—Shawn & Rebekah
To: Amy Wages
Thanks for 8 great years of marriage and chasing me around with your vegan dishes. My heart is happier and my belly is smaller.
Happy Birthday to my mother who died 3 weeks ago -- she was aiming for this 95th birthday.
February 8, 2013
To: Harlan Christianson
Let's say goodbye to , a devout Norwegian Lutheran farmer and devoted public servant, recently honored by the Minnesota Legislature with a Moment of Silence.
—Kiel & Tony Christianson
To: Char in Texas
Looking forward to your retirement so you can attend the Minnesota State Fair. Maybe your cat, Wishbone, can perform his tricks.
20 years ago we had that first Valentines dinner, we never did decide which one of us should have the seizure to get out of paying for the meal!
February 7, 2013
To: Peter Overlien
Hope you are listening on the radio so you will know how near and dear you are to me. I hope our paths will cross again soon. Will all my love...
Happy 83rd Birthday to Gene,from Augusta, Georgia, here in the audience! Love that your celebrating in MN with us, Dad-
February 6, 2013
To: Terry Spawn
February 2, 2013
To: Lindsay Boris
Thank you for coming all the way to St. Paul with me to enjoy the Winter Carnival, and to re-define you idea of what "cold" really is.
January 30, 2013
To: Rosa Yi
I continue to search for the frequency to your NPR-loving heart. If I could dedicate a PHC song, it would be "Am I Boring?"
January 28, 2013
To: John McTaggart
John, we all miss you and our City desperately needs you back on the Council. It's been 3 years since your passing and still there is no one to provide your wise and patient mentoring, shrewd advice, and the best and wryest humor of anyone I've ever known.
January 27, 2013
To: Leslie Lofton
Happy Birthday Daddy! Surprise! Thought it'd be a cool gift to have PHC wish you a happy birthday and Happy Anniversary to you and Mom!
January 26, 2013
To: Holly Lynn
Who knew I'd find the love of my life at the dog park. You're my best friend and I love you wildly!
To: Jack and Beth
Merry Christmas Hope all your wishes came true!
To: Molly Arbogast
Happy birthday to Molly! (here at the Madison show -- 9pm version)
When I said in my proposal 14 years ago that I wanted to grow old together, I meant it; and we do so as each day drifts past. But surely we've solidified a new maturity here tonight by attending this live recording of a PHC. (9pm) Your loving and slightly older husband, Bill
To: Terrisa Kienzynski
"Laetam natalem tibi,O Mater," from your soon-to-be Latin teacher daughter! Hope you had a great one!
To: Leif Erickson Kluesner
Happy 3rd birthday to a little boy with a big Norwegian heart!
Love Papa and Nana
January 25, 2013
I hope you're enjoying being in the audience tonight. I'm looking forward to many more experiences like this together. Love you!
To: Gracie and Bill
To a fun 50! You two are our role models, whether at "the club" or "up nort'!" Happy Anniversary, can't wait for the next 50! Love your sister friends in Overture Hall and the Radio Audience
January 23, 2013
To: Edna Lillian (b.)Crandall ( m.Mashl)
Our Mom, Edna, was born 100 years ago in Charlestown, Rhode Island. She still lives alone, feeds the deer because she has given up fighting with them over the vegetable garden, When we asked her what she wanted for her birthday she said, "I would love a lone, yodeling cowboy." So we thought of you. It's been tough trying to find one in Rhode Island.
—Sally, Stephanie, David and John Mashl
January 21, 2013
Happy 13th Birthday to our son, Sam! Celebrating at the late show on January 26! Sam's parents are Moravian and Presbyterian ministers. Wisely, he is being confirmed a Lutheran! Pastor Ingqvist would be proud!
—Scott & Staci Marrese-Wheeler
To: Norma Titherington
Happy 90th Birthday to Norma Titherington. Born Norma “Hansen” to native Norwegian Karl Hansen and his wife, Hazel, near Mikana, Wisconsin on the shores of Red Cedar Lake in 1923. Norma arrived 2 months early and weighed 1.5 pounds. Her grandmother put her in a cigar box with a homemade incubator to keep her warm and alive. For many years now, she has been singing the Star Spangled Banner a capella at the annual 4th of July celebration in Mikana, and sings regularly at her church, Our Savior Lutheran.
January 20, 2013
Well its the end of your Birthday week so once more I'd like to say Happy birthday to a kind, sweet, loving, amazing boyfriend a girl could ask for! Here's to many more to come! Love you baby!
To: Rick Evans
I'm so proud and happy to see you on stage with the Krause Family Band and PHC at the Overture Center!! I'm even more proud and happy that 77 days from today I'll be your wife! I love you, Jackpot!
To: Bill Parrott
Sorry you missed the show at Gammage in Tempe yesterday after waiting so long to see it. Feel better soon!
January 19, 2013
To: Bill & Margaret Knopf
Happy 70th Birthday, Bill Knopf! Love, Kelly, Mark, Leah, Ezra
To: Grandma Alanna and Papa Don
Grandson Corey wants you to return his Christmas gift in exchange for his two front teeth he just lost!
To: Anne and Jeff LaVigne
Hope you're having a great time at the show, you guys deserve it! Love you lots!
—Emma and Christian LaVigne
Reuben would like to ask Michelle for her hand in Marrage?
And says: I think we should open the “wedding wine”.
(Both in audience 1/19/13, and I have the ring with me)
To: Emma and Christian
...our two wonderful children, already 17 and soon to be 13. You're growing up so fast, and we're very proud of you. -Love, Mom and Papa
To: Sarah Cupo
Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife; the perfect friend, companion, and now mom. We love you!
To: Wendy and Stephanie
WE-HE-LO to my dear Campfire Girl friends from your fellow graduate of Horace Mann Grade School in St. Paul/Highland. I'm in the audience today!
To: Donna and Diane
Hi from Brownsville,Minnesota to my sisters who are in the audience tonight. I hope the Bucky Badger yard gnomes are scaring the scorpions away.
To: Julia Kennedy
Just finished our combined fall/winter season in 1 week here in AZ. How's the weather (and 'super phone ringer' we got you for Christmas) in White Salmon, WA?
January 18, 2013
To: Rebecca and Brian
Sorry Dad and I ditched you this afternoon when we found tickets to the show. Be good for the babysitter! Love, Mom
To: Amy, Eddie, Leslie & Trevor
Can't wait to see all of you at the beach this summer. Love, Mo and Po
January 13, 2013
To: Marcella Klemme
Belated Happy 91st Birthday to Marcella who is sitting in the audience today.
To: D. Garrison Hewitt
Happy 13th birthday this Jan. 19th 2012. We look forward to many more years of listing to Prairie Home Companion with you.
Mom & Da.
To: Jim bowen
Jim and Randy are in the audience, taking time out of archery deer season to see their favorite show!
To: Martha and Dreamah
Hope you're having a good time in Superior today, we are slip slidin' away at Big Lake in Bemidji, MN.
—Sarah, Bubba, Sissy and Happy Einerson
January 12, 2013
To: Jannot Ross
honey love Ty
To: Ryan duval
I can't wait for our first little one to arrive this year, you are going to be an amazing father, I love you!
My love- Thank you for five wonderful months of marriage; here's to many more!
To: Lucy Nordwell
Baby Melanie says Hi to Grandparents Steve and Lucy and Great-Grandma Nonnie in Port Angeles, WA. We had a great time over Christmas and hope next year will be the one where no one gets sick :)
To: The three generations of Webbs & Kenny-Elliotts in the audience
Thank you for the joy of family and music!
Love, Aunt Beth
Loretta, you still rock my world. I love you more. today as I did 30 years ago!
David, Sandy, and Cooper of Walnut Creek send woofs to our new dog, Kona, who's listening in the car.
To: Michael and April
To the not yet conceived child looking for
April and Michael: Have you lost your way? Use MapQuest! They live in
Emeryville and are awaiting your arrival.
January 11, 2013
To: Ted & Delores
Connie and Kari (in the audience 1/12) send greetings to Ted and Delores, who moved back to Minnesota and will be at the Fitzgerald Feb. 2. Enjoy winter!
Happy birthday to my niece. Really enjoyed your visit last year and next time we'll try out that French restaurant that makes the best burger in San Francisco.
Happy birthday, love of my life! Let's celebrate this marvelous day with Garrison and the Prairie Home Companion Show Live here is SF! Bunny says Hi!
January 10, 2013
To: Helen Wedmore
Happy 78th Birthday Mom, No dancing at the Eagles Club this week-end. Rest your hip. Love you, Theresa
January 9, 2013
To: Bruce Ruff
Happy 74th Birthday Dad! Can't wait to see you guys up here for the kid's birthday. We'll try to turn the rain off for your visit.
Happy New year Dad in Cincinnati from Marty and future daughter-in-law Susan-I promise she will be the last one!
January 8, 2013
A very happy day of birth to my loving wife and best friend. The move to South has been a quite change but at lest we have each other for in-depth discussions on (southern Living)- please read in "souther accent" if at all possible.
January 7, 2013
To: Pat Hanauer
A huge hello to my rabid Twins fan Pat from Farmington MN, from Paul, the lonliest Dodger fan in the Bay Area!!!
To: Nick and Pam Curtin
So glad I decided to tag along for your Christmas present Mom and Pop! Thank you for introducing Mary and I to the show!
Happy just-another-day to the love of my life.
January 6, 2013
Wishing her a Happy B'day on Jan 12th; a Minnesotan now living in Berkeley, and currently in attendance at the Live Show in the Opera House
To: Dick and Marie Chaisson
Happy January Birthdays from your son and daughter-in-law in San Francisco! Hope we can have you visit soon!
—Jon & Amanda Chaisson
Keep your head up! If you can withstand winters in Minnesota, then you can overcome this, too. Tap into your Midwestern pioneer fortitude!
January 5, 2013
To: Joanne Bosky
Greetings to my wonderful sister. I would love you even if you didn't make the best egg lemon soup in the world!
To: David Freburg
From the Prairie to the Pacific
My companion is terrific
I love you Pookie
To: sam & cindy wolff
congratulations on the new grandbaby.stay warm and dry in Saint Paul. From Marty and wendy in San Francisco. when are you coming to the West Coast?
To: Lucinda -mom
Celebrating Lucinda Whitrock's 98th birthday -born 1915, Frazee, Minnesota
Kevin, Carole, Matthew, Pat Tristan.
We know you're listening on the radio now.
To: Meg Cupman
Is 63 tomorrow and retired yesterday after many years as a children's librarian. Not because she was sick, just sick of working! Time to make some quilts.
We fell in love driving a mail truck on the Feather River Canyon, listening to the show, 18 years ago.
January 4, 2013
Dad and I always felt bad you and Jake spent your childhood in Berkeley, instead of St. Paul like me. Will more hot dish and jello make up for that?
To: Susan Reich
Happy Birthday, Mom! You only asked for Garrison to wish you a happy birthday on the air. So if he reads this I'm returning your gift.
To: Robin and Nancy Crawford
Happy 40th anniversary to Robin and Nancy Crawford! Celebrating 40 years of love, friendship, good times, and Sunday dinners serving both Idaho and Tulelake potatoes.
To: Jens Emil Nielsen (pronounced Yens)
To the only 24 year old man I know who would cry when receiving tickets to see this show. Enjoy!
To: the Prieto family
Eunice, Esteban, Mark, Paco and all the family we send you our love and are grateful for all the times with Peter.
Renu, Isa and Roshan - in India.
—Renu (Ray-noo) Neogy
January 3, 2013
Feb 11, McCallum Theater, Palm Desert, CA
Happy Birthday! St. Cloud, MN native, 1953 Minnetonka H.S. Graduate, now southern California resident.
To: Bob Newman
Hope you are enjoying being at the live show in San Francisco on your birthday. Seems wonderful and strange after growing up watching movies in the World Theatre in St. Paul. Remembering "Save the World" Theatre.
Thank you for the ticket to Prairie Home Companion in San Francisco, I’m sorry you can’t be there. Get well soon!
December 26, 2012
To: Betty-Jeanne and Donald Korson
Should you care to cogitate,you both will agree. From the very first date,you have been great. Happy 60th anniversary. Love, Andi
December 25, 2012
To Dave, my sexagenarian sweetie, I am so thrilled to be your bride this spring. The best is yet to come! From your septuagenarian finance, Betsy
December 23, 2012
To: Arvid and Eleanore Gullerud
Merry Christmas my two full fledged Norwegian Lutheran parents on your 92nd and 90th birthdays this year! Hope you get some Lutefisk for the holidays! love Peter your son, also still Norwegian even in California
December 22, 2012
To: Miriam Hof
Happy New Year! I hope you have clear days, no blizzards and no car trouble this winter.
Wishing ,y husband a Happy Anniversary on New Year's Eve. Twelve blissful years & counting!
To: The Svedlund Family
A very Merry Christmas to the Svedlunds in the audience tonight. Much love from the West coast, Matt and Clara
To: Leonard Kienzynski
Happy birthday, Dad! Congratulations on surviving the Mayan Apocalypse!
To: Jane Davis
Happy sweet 16 Janie pear. Hope you're enjoying your trip to see the show live from Town Hall. Love mom, dad, Cait, and Annie.
Happy 53rd Birthday to my dear friend "Snuffy". Don't worry, you'll never grow old because you, my love, ARE special.
To: Milo Cowles
Greetings to Milo and his host family in Yea, Australia! Hope you make it to the beach in Melbourne for Christmas. Wish you were here! Love, Mom, Dad,Hattie, Omi, Opa, Eric, Courtney, Elyse, Sophie, and Artur
To: Kevin and Maureen
Christmas greetings to Kevin and Maureen who are listening from their home in America's's "Little Apple"-Manhattan, Kansas.
From Pete, Karen, Family and Friends.
To: Joseph McMenamin
My Dad is an old man named Joe
who turned 60 a few weeks ago
no longer a youth,
now long in the tooth,
cheer up Dad we're here at Lake Woe!
December 21, 2012
Two deployments to Iraq, seven lost years, but we always had a couple books of Good Poems to bridge the time and distance.
December 19, 2012
To: Sam (Dad) Slabaugh
Happy 60th birthday from your daughters who grew to be various degrees of good-looking, strong and above-average.
—Laura, Joy and Sarah Slabaugh
To: Sam (Dad) Slabaugh
Happy 60th birthday to a good-looking father, who tried to raise an above average son--there's still time left to get there!
December 18, 2012
Happy 20th Birthday to Violet in Jerusalem listening on live streaming from Pops and Grandma in Hatboro,Pennsylvania. Keep up the good work at Hebrew U and come back to Bryn Mawr in the spring. Love, Grandma and Pops
Happy wedding anniversary to Don from B.J,his bride of 60 years! Thinking of you at home as we celebrate in the audience here in New York. Keep up the good fight! You're a Starker!
To: Courtney Cowles
Happy Birthday, Courtney. We're delighted to have you and yours back in the States, and we know this year will be better than the last. Much love from all of your in-laws.
December 17, 2012
To: Betty-Jeanne and Donald Korson
Mom and Dad. Should you care to cogitate, you will both agree. Your 60 years have been great from the very first date. Happy 60th Anniversary! Love, Andi
December 15, 2012
To: The Mazets s
Delighted you're there in New York, the whole family together. Warmest wishes from your Peach Place pals, & a howlin' woof from Duke
To: Beatrice Prior
The children, grand children, great-grand children, and great-great-grand children of a fine Norwegian woman, Beatrice Prior, wish her a happy 100th birthday - but please don't make a fuss. :-)
To: Steve Strickland
Happy 50th Birthday old man! Much love from your family and see you soon.
December 13, 2012
To: Jeffrey Howe
Happy Birthday from your Irish lass of Turtlepoint,PA. Want to stack firewood together forever. Love you more every day.
December 12, 2012
To: Betty-Jeanne and Donald Korson
Mom and Dad. Should you care to cogitate, You will both agree. Your 60 years have been great from the very first date. Happy 60th anniversary! Love, Andi
To: Katie & Saul
Kate and Saul. Looking forward to seeing you guys back in Minnesota where we just got 14 inches of snow. More coming this saturday. P. s. bring your snow shoes.
December 11, 2012
To: Jody Sackett
So glad we are together at the show in NYC. Thank you for being my Best Friend and Sister all these years. Love, Sis
December 10, 2012
To: Ethel Clawson
Dear Grandma Ethel:
Wishing you the happiest 100th birthday celebration from your loving family, see you at the church on the 16th!
Dave & Gerald
December 8, 2012
Thank you for supporting me through design school in Denmark. I've sold my soul and work in advertising so I can pay you back. I love you and I'll see you in Iowa for Christmas.
Happy birthday, Mom! It took six years, but you finally made it! Love, T. Rick
—T. Rick Jones
December 7, 2012
To: Pete, my LOML (Love Of My Life)
Hello LOML (or "Hulloml", as I say to you every day). I know it's your first time, and mine too, although we do it every week by the radio. Yes, I'm thrilled to be sharing APHC with you live, and I'm so happy that I was able to keep this a surprise! It's much better than the Nutcracker, right? Merry Christmas, Sweetheart!
Suprise Dad - this WRVO bus trip to NY is more than a fun day with with your daughter - it's your Christmas present!
Merry Christmas. I love you!
To: Granny Apple and Doodad
Wish you were here in the big Apple with us. Keep the radio on for Lefty when you are all driving in the Crown Vic.
—David and Cathy Pedersen
To: Clara and Shane Sanders-Marcus
Hope y'all are having a great time! Please bring back the answers to life's persistent questions...like the nature of the Trinity. Could really use it on the Church History exam! Love from Duke Divinity School.
To everyone helping to decorate Mom's tree in Pittsfield: Don't forget to hang my bells!
December 6, 2012
To: Grandma Parrish
Happy 101st birthday Grandma! You were one year old when the Oreo Cookie was invented and 19 when Twinkies first hit the shelves. You’ve outlasted the Twinkie. Watch out, Oreo!
December 4, 2012
To: Columbia Law School Midwest Society
Good luck with finals, members of the Columbia Law School Midwest Society! Life on the other side is sweet--one can bake Christmas cookies on Saturday afternoon and then enjoy PHC live instead of studying!
To: Columbia Law School Midwest Society
Good luck with finals members of the Columbia Law School Midwest Society! Now that we've graduated, we are enjoying tatter-tot hot dish while you study!
—Andrea, Libby, and Joy Johnson, Moulton, and Ziegeweid
To: Kurtis Walton
Happy birthday. Love you
To: Sheryl and Bruce Johnson
Mom, Dad: We'll be home to Minnesota for Christmas--please make it snow. Hugs and French kisses (not those kind...), your daughter and French son-in-law.
To: Jim McCarty
What is a true friend? Someone who remembers your birthday but forgets your age. Happy Birthday!
December 3, 2012
All my love and thanks for 20 happy years of marriage. Please ma'am may I have 20 more?
December 2, 2012
To the ten pound one ounce baby boy born Jan 19, 1963… It’s high time you started lying about your age, Love, Mom.
TO: Richard The Correct Husband
Happy 65th Birthday, December 7. Wishing you miles of love from the west coast to the east
So proud of your FEMA team in New Jersey helping those in need
Would love to have you home January 5 to partake of your birthday gift
seating for “Prairie Home Companion” at the War Memorial Opera House!
The correct Susan
December 1, 2012
To: Patrick, in North Dakota
Congratulations on your new career at the FDIC! Now, you just need a nice Catholic girl who will live up to your mother's expectations.
To: Mom and Dad
Mom and Dad - we've run away to New York and are going to Lake Wobegon next, with Garrison and crew. Love you!
—Sue and Rick Schleh
Thanks for coming and welcome to an American institution.
To: Bub and Emma
Thanks for continuing the birthday tradition despite absorbing Sandy's best punch! With love, Kyle and Abby.
To: Eleanor and Diane
Sorry you are missing the show tonight in person - but we hope you are listening right now. We (and now Mr Keillor) are thinking of you.
—Susan and Jeff D
To: Gwen Daniels
Happy 78th birthday, Mom! You've been such a great mother to Kim, Marc and me. So sorry one of us turned out to be a Republican...
Happy Birthday, Mommy! We promise to listen to the babysitter.
—Milo & Ruben Goldman
November 26, 2012
Happy (sweet 16) birthday to Mary. Celebrating here at Town Hall tonight.
You'll be sweet 16 forever to me. Love Dad
"we will be at the 12/1/12 show"
To: Ben Fuller
It all started in Bryant Park in NYC. What a glorious five years it has been. Thanks for always cleaning out the cat box. I look forward to the next 50 years – of being with you, not cleaning out the cat box.
November 25, 2012
To: Norah Jayne
Happy 1st birthday to Norah Jayne in Northern Minnesota and congratulations to her parents, Nathan and Sara.
November 24, 2012
To: Sarah Buck
A very happy birthday to cousins Sarah Buck and Sarah Bailey from Southwest Florida. Our birthday wish is to see APHC live in SW Florida 2013.
Came all the way from Caracas, Venezuela to see Mr Keillor (whom I listen to almost every week thanks to the Internet) in person in his red shoes, Here I am in the last row of the Town Hall and WOW!
Thanks to son Travis for tickets to this show. You made parenting a piece of cake. We're so proud of you. Love, Mom & Dad
—dan & susan bleen
To: 50% of Abbott In-laws (Jack, Clairie, Elizabeth)
Happy November 29 birthday, I'll meet you at Slippery's for a bump!!
November 23, 2012
My dear wife,
Just a couple of days and we will be together! Can’t wait to come home to Dresden for Christmas.
I love you!
I don't think it was a cat who ate a part of the turkey when it was left in the car to stay cool but I am glad you ate my portion anyway. Love you Monica
To: Amy and Ashley Ostdiek
Amy and Ashley from Colorado: Congrats and love from mom dad and Tim on your marriage. Enjoy Saturday's show. Yay for New York and marriage equality. See you back on the prairie soon.
To: Tom and Diane Turck
Sending warm Antarctic Summer birthday wishes to Mom and Dad in Bismarck. I used all the common sense you gave me and took a job where the months between November and March are milder than ND.
To: Derek Schraner
Happy Birthdaymas to my favourite Ottawa neighbour and co-conspirator. This night with Mr. Keillor in New York is to make up for the cosmic cruelty of your birthday falling on Christmas Day. Aren't you glad, this year, I splurged on a hotel room that doesn't have bunkbeds? May your next 41 years be full of skyscraping pastrami and corned beef sandwiches from Katz's, and teetering stacks of comic books from Midtown. I lurve you, I loave you, I luff you.
To: Blanche & Ian
Greetings to my 92 year old mother, Blanche, in Springville PA & to my son, Ian, proudly serving on the front lines of Phila NewsRadio.
November 22, 2012
There is no place else in this world where I would rather be right now then here in this iconic theatre, sitting, listening, and smiling next to you. I want you to know that I was grateful when you accompanied me to the movie theate in Burlington, VT to see our first Prairie Home Show . I was also appreciative when you left the radio on in the car even though it was tuning out with static! I hope you don't get embarrassed if our friend with the red shoes reads your name on the air. Or if he let's the whole world know how much Love I hold in my heart for you. Another year, another Town Hall NYC show. We made it to the front row!!!
November 20, 2012
To: Tricia Guthrie
Happy birthday Tricia Guthrie ,the blue bird days of Colorado are not so far away
November 18, 2012
Congratulations to Casey and Kayla on their engagement!
November 17, 2012
To: Jack Farrell
Happy 70th birthday to the man who makes me laugh nearly everyday along with our weekly Garrison Keillor. His nickname is Sasquatch because he has big feet.
To: David Schwab
Wishing my husband happy retirement after 37 years with the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Thanks for all you've done for our Great Lakes!
To: Heather and Eric
Congratulations Heather and Eric on your engagement! If you need a flower girl and ring bearer, I have two that you can rent!
Marc and Kelly
November 16, 2012
To: Ted Miller
Thank you for the best date night ever! You're the best!
To: Stephanie Taylor
Happy Thanksgiving Mom! I am starting to wonder if we are the only family that has more pies than guests?
To: Dan the Man Holt
67 years ago a dark, curly headed boy was oklahoma born, only to have the wind sweep him to the mighty state of Texas and there, firmly planted his roots. Happy Birthday to a man who deserves so much, Hope you enjoy this crazy
radio show! Love from me and the kids!
November 15, 2012
To: Bob and Kathleen Leingang
Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary you are an inspiration to your whole family. We all love you to pieces.
November 14, 2012
To: Evelyn Vecera
Dear Mom - I know you understand Blake's words that "We can't bind ourselves to joy. We have to kiss it as it flies by." I hope you have a pain-free 85th birthday. Much love...
November 13, 2012
To: JASD Jewish Association of South Dayton
Greetings to JASD who is having a Prairie Home Companion party tonight while listening to the show. Our home is now Lake Wobegon.
To: Tricia Guthrie
Happy birthday, The blue bird days of Colarado are not so far away ,I love you more and more with each passing day.
November 11, 2012
To: Kathy Gould
I'll still need you. I'll still feed you now that you're 64.
Your Big Brother
Happy birthday we love you!
November 10, 2012
To: Steve and Melaine (<--rhymes with Elaine)
Mom & Dad!
We hope you're having a beautiful time and your happiest anniversary!
We love you so much! Stay out all night and sleep in tomorrow, you deserve it!
Your loving kids.
To: charles and julie
Thank you Garrison for kicking off our first adventure together. Hopefully you bring us good luck. If not we will be forced to move to St Cloud.
To: Franklin and eliot
Glad you could make the show. Hope lefty can too. You're both handsome and above average in my book. Love mom
Happy 9 month anniversary tomorrow, Ron. Thanks for getting tickets to this show in Chicago!
Happy 92nd birthday to my Mom. Mom, please don't worry about the money. We could never repay you for what you've done for us. Carol
To: Paul Danko
Hello to Paul & Mel from Mom & Dad in Minnesota. Hope you're enjoying the show.
November 9, 2012
Happy 16th Birthday. Hope you are enjoying the show with all the old people. From you Aunt and Uncle.
To: Will, Jackie & Karina
We hope Karina enjoyed her first time hearing "The Prarie Home Companion". We will remember this night for years to come.
—Tom & Florence Pinn
To: Steve and Melaine (<--rhymes with Elaine)
Mom & Dad!
We hope you're having a beautiful time and your happiest anniversary!
We love you so much! Stay out all night and sleep in tomorrow, you deserve it!
Your loving kids.
To: Kasia Pater
Dear Mom, Happy 49th plus one! Me and sis can't wait to come home, P.S. don't tell dad we voted for Obama, we don't want to be cut out of the will. Love Bogdan and Ola
To: Mel Zellman
"How sharper than a serpent's tooth..."
Happy birthday, love, your very thankful children.
To: Barbara Luchsinger
A HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY , FROM ALL OF YOU FRIENDS AND FAMILY at the JOFFREY BALLET costume SHOP !!!!
—Travis j. Halsey
To: Mary Perkins
Thank you mom, for fulfilling a childhood dream by taking me to see Prairie Home Companion. A son could not ask for a better 30th birthday gift. Love always.
To: Paul Hopson
Happy 82nd birthday Dad. Being here with you on the same continent is easier than being in New Zealand confused about when it is actually your birthday due to the international dateline.
To: Jane Pelz
Happy Birthday to my wife Jane celebrating a significant birthday that ends in zero
November 8, 2012
To: Colleen Stephens (in the audience)
Congratulations (and Viel Glück!) on your upcoming internship at the Max Planck Institute for the Advancement of Science in Leipsiz, Germany.
Good luck on your Coast Guard exam. Sorry you couldn’t be here to enjoy the show in person. Your mother-in-law appreciates the free ticket.
To: Alumni of St. Raphael Catholic School in Naperville, IL
Mrs. Robinson sends greetings to all her phenomenal, former students who attended St. Raphael Catholic School in Naperville, IL. She always knew you were like the Lake Wobegon children, only you all were well above average!
To: Becca Silvas
Hello from Chicago Becca! Hope all things are well in your life. Wish you could be here - I miss you!
November 4, 2012
To: Laura Pruss
I love you Laura. You are the best girlfriend IN THE WORLD!! :)
—Schnitzel a/k/a Lambshanks
To: Shannon Skelton
Happy 5 year anniversary to my English major wife!
November 3, 2012
To: Aaron Bussey
My dear adventurer! The last two years and some months have been great!
November 2, 2012
To: Sasha Rosenfels
Happy Birthday Mom - doing just fine here with Papa. Though I can't believe you left him with a one year old. Enjoy the show!
October 27, 2012
I was a board op at WBAA from '80 to '87, in the basement of Elliot Hall! It's where I first heard PHC. I don't know if anyone's still there, but hi to Maurie and everyone else roaming the basement halls!
You’re right. Sue Scott is even prettier in person than she is on the radio!
—Pieter van Doorn
To: Chief Master Sergeant Sandra Dye
Sorry you were called to duty on short notice. Thank you and all the folks at Grissom Air Reserve Base for your service.
Love - Curt
PS. Mom says thanks for letting her use your ticket.
To: Amy Memmer
Thank you Amy for allowing me to abandon you and our three children to drive from Kansas to my alma mater on my Birthday to see this wonderful show. I am sure your parents will forgive me someday. I will be back in time for Chruch tomorrow.
To: My Carolina Viking
Ninjas are safe at home. Having a great time. All that's missing here is BBQ and you.
To: Joe Wilkerson
Happy birthday, Dad! After 74 years, your middle name is still "Go"!
To: Charlie and Kim Taylor (mom and dad)
Happiest anniversary to my favorite parents! Oh, wait... Happy anniversary.
Love you always!
To: Gary Mueller
Happy Birthday to our brother Gary who turns 60 today!! Good luck at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC tomorrow and to the whole family joining you! Hopefully a big celebration to follow!
To: Ella and Jakob
Mark this one off the bucket list, kiddos ....Mommy made it!
To: Angie (Freshman Boilermaker in the audience)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and thanks for coming to the "old folks show" with Mom and Dad today.
Brett, you are the love of my life. Get better soon. Wishing you were well enough to have made it out here to the Midwest.
To: Pawel Majkowski
What a way to end such a great summer. I look forward to many more summers of fishing northern pike, and motorcycle trips. And tell Kasia - don't forget that she's winning roommate tryouts. Thanks for all the great times together you're the best.
To: Andy and Marie
Hello from your parents in Granite Falls, Minnesota. We are still wating for you to bring home some grandchildren.
To: Betsy Caputo
To the best mom we three weirdos could ask for- wish you were here. Love you
—Erica, Kerry and Liz Caputo
To: Mom and Dad and Granny and Grandad
I'm sorry I'm missing the turnip picking, but I hope you're having a good time listening in Oklahoma. I miss you very much.
To: Granny and Grandad & Mom and Daddy
Thank you for making me listen to NPR and helping me find A Prairie Home Companion and scheduling a listening party for the Purdue show.
October 26, 2012
To: Anna Westfall
Peggy mama & papa want to say "hi" from Purdue University & sent Lots of love to our Grand-daughter 'ANNA' We are going to have a blast Camping-out with YOU! Pack your Long-Johns!
—Peggy Mama & Papa Terry Crose
Happy 12th Birthday to our wonderful niece in Massachusetts, from your aunt and uncle at Purdue!
October 25, 2012
Thank you for being the marviest mom ever!
—Lee Ann Jaeger
October 23, 2012
To: Frank and Barbara
Hope Florida is fine. Trying my best to keep up with leaves at your home in Lafayette but may need a larger rake.
October 22, 2012
To: Victoria Supernaugh
Happy Birthday to my wonderful wife and best friend!
To: Zippy Larson
Please announce on the October 27, 2012 show:
Happy 80 years young to Baltimore's Best Historian and walking tourguide, Zippy Larson! Keep the zip in your step, you octogenarian. We love you!
Dear Jim, I just want to say thanks for listening to Prairie Home Companion with me for 27 years! And I was wondering, could you change jobs? Not just any job but a job in Minnesota? I know you know how homesick I am for Minnesota & how badly I want to move home so could you try really hard to get a graphic design job somewhere in MN, preferably near a good walleye lake and not too far from the bait shop? If you do I promise I'll cook your favorite hot dish every Friday, play footsie with you under the table and let you ice fish from your favorite couch anytime u want. I love you forever Woody. your wife Chris.
October 21, 2012
To: Eva Langton
Congratulations on the impending arrival of the next generation of PHC fans!! We can't wait to cuddle your baby!! Maybe Next year we can see the show live. Love Grammie and Grampa Risse
To: Lena Risse
Happy 20th Birthday to our baby, Lena!! Happy to hear your public radio pledge as a birthday gift to yourself!! Welcome to adulthood, we love you!!! Mom & Papa
To: Ehtibar Dzhafarov
Happy 60th birthday, papa! Hope you're having a great time. We loved having you visit San Francisco. Next time, we promise we'll only walk downhill.
—Damir & Veronica Dzhafarov
October 20, 2012
To: Kevin Dearborn Olson
If you were listening to Prarie Home tonight, you might have heard my old banjo teacher, Jack Tuttle & his daughter Molly, as they're competing as a Duo on tonight's show. When you were pnly one yr old, the hifh 5on3 or my banjo made you cry! ,,, I'm sorry
To: Karisha & Sarah - MaMuse
Much love from two sisters to two "spirit sisters". Your poetry and music continue to inspire us and punctuate our lives. We love you!
—Kathleen & Rosemary Quinn
To: Martin White
I hope you enjoy your surprise tonight, coming to St. Paul just to see Prairie Home! Thanks for introducing me to P.H. I actually sort of enjoy it. ;)
To: mom and dad in N.H.
We made it into town yesterday from colorado,to see the show.already had walleye twice! Hope everything is well up in "lake Winnipusaki"! And hope the tourists have all gone home!
To: Cathy and Jim
Greetings from your Dutch dinner mates. You are now officially Prairie Home Companion groupies, and we envy you.
—Ruth and Luke
October 19, 2012
To: berit & gavin
wish you were here to help close the cabin! but we're jealous of auckland for the weather you're havin! love from minnesota kiwis
To: Tom Londergan
Happy 50th Birthday to my best friend and husband Tom. A night out with Garrison was the best I could do... Love you lots! xoxo
To: Marilyn and Susie
Greetings to both of you in "the other Rochester." Please sit Susie near the radio so she can hear this.
Love from Connie and Kevin
—Connie and Kevin Bowen
October 18, 2012
You're a Republican, I'm a Democrat, but what we have in common is a love of PHC and Lake Wobegone. Enjoy the show with me this Saturday, honey. We'll both be there in St Paul to enjoy it and for once, we won't talk politics!
Happy 23rd anniversary! We don't agree on everything but we agree that GK and PHC are the bomb! Let's celebrate like our wedding but without the earthquake.
To: the Rev. Danae Ashley
Happy birthday and happy second anniversary to the woman who changed my life forever. Next year in Scotland!
October 17, 2012
To: Marion & Orgean Storlien
Happy Anniversary Grandpa and Grandma! Fifty-nine years; you really know how to set the bar! Wish we could be there. Love always!
—Joe & Jessie Storlien
To: Christine and Art Melendez
Happy 20th anniversary! Love from you sons.
—Christopher & Curtis Walkons
October 16, 2012
To: Fred and Joy Fields
Happy 5th Anniversary! Enjoy the show
October 14, 2012
To: Jeff Baird
Happy 22nd Anniversary TODAY (10/20/12) to my wonderful husband Jeff. Thanks for coming to Prairie Home Companion with me, instead of buying me another shotgun.
October 13, 2012
To: Jim & Kathy Petrokubi
Happy anniversary Mom and Dad! 40 years together, and you still have the glow of two teenagers in love. Hope you got a little sunshine on your trip this week!
To: Marion Storlien
Happy Birthday to Grandma Marion; a woman who's braved life on the prairie in Dawson, MN for 80 years now.
Love, your grandchildren
October 12, 2012
To: Neil Blomberg
Happy Birthday! After listening to PHC for 30+ years, we thought it would be a great gift to attend this performance for your(70th)birthday! With love from Joanna, Erik, Annika, Michael and Henry.
To: Eddy & Susie
Happy 50th Anniversary! You took us on a cruise to celebrate and we're taking you to a Prairie Home Companion (Oct 13).
Congratulations. We love you!
—jeff, jody & meredith king
October 11, 2012
To: Tim Langhorst
Happy 29th birthday Tim. We are proud to have you as a son and a partner of Langhorst Dairy. Dad's wish came true.
Love, Mom and Dad
—Kurt and Constance Langorst
October 9, 2012
To: Florence Boyle
Happy Birthday to my mother who will 98 years young on october 26th. She lives in Windsor, MAss.
To: Family & Friends in Louisville
We're so happy to be here on our second October visit to The Fitzgerald and front row center this time!
—Allen & Brigid Brown
Happy 80th Birthday to Gladys, and congratulations on her marriage to Bud 60 years ago in Arkdale. They are attending the October 13 show.
October 6, 2012
To: Liz Masterson
Liz we are all praying for your recovery. We can't wait to hear Colorado's Favorite Cowgirl singer again soon!
To: Jack Holmquest
To our family expecting us in Sioux Falls SD tonight for dinner....sorry. Got the LAST two tickets for tonight's show and "Dinner with Grandma" would have been great, but has been off the bucket list for a while now. Thanks for understanding. Love you all!
To: John, Kathryn, Eric, Karen and Joanne
Thanks for coming up to Minnesota to visit us on our birthdays!
To: The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse, WI
Ready the holy water! My mother-in-law is en route after her visit to
the land of Lutherans!
To: My Dad, John
Happy belated 60th birthday! If you can't hear this, you probably need hearing aides.
Your loving daughter, Adria
October 5, 2012
To: Cristina Woodall
For Oct 6, 2012 Happy 40th birthday to our storm chasing girl from your Kansas family
—Randall & Betsy Kaufman
Have a very special 68th birthday!
From your sweetie
To: Warren Gager
Happy 62nd Birthday Dad! I love you with all my heart!
September 30, 2012
Thank you for ten beautiful, happy years of
marriage. I love you more than ice cream!!!
To: Austin Young I
Deployed in Japan and thinking of my wonderful grandparents. Love you and hope to see you soon.
—Austin Young II
September 29, 2012
In the audience tonight celebrating our 5th Wedding Anniversary! Glad to be partners in crime on this roller coaster ride through chaos!
To: Beth Kaufholz
I hope you're enjoying our 36 hours in St. Paul. But if you're not, we'll be back home in Florida tomorrow!
To: Carole /Mom
last saturday during PHC you went to heaven to dance with Jesus, but tonight I'm know you'll hear the merits of ketchup, and praise God I am not an English major, and if Garrison sings "Lord I TOLD THAT UNDERTAKER" together we can all scream! Love always, Jackie
September 28, 2012
Happy 7th Birthday Tommy Boy! You just might be the youngest regular listener. Like it or not.
September 27, 2012
To: Carol Jean Aagard Tillitt
Happy 80th to the girl who is a Farmer's Daughter, Nurse, Wife, Mother, Cook, Seamstress, Rosemaler, Gardener, Grandmother and most of all, BELOVED. From your Air Force Grandkids in Germany
—Suzanne, Perry, Sadie & Bennet Peloquin
To: Madie, Lara, and Rachel
Happy 16th Birthday Madie, Lara, Rachel, May you remain fearful of exceeding 22 mph and continue making only right turns. Love, your parents and driving instructors
—Your Moms Koehn/Trimarco/Koehler
September 24, 2012
To: Ann and Larry in Mancos, CO
After 20 years with no paper to show They done got hitched just a year a go!
It is Greg Hoekstra's 65th birthday on Oct. 1st and we are attending your show on the 29th of Sept. Was wondering if you could surprise him with a Happy Birthday wish.
September 23, 2012
To: Uncle Joel & Aunt Kirsten
Here live at PHC without the kids! Thinking of both of you and hope to see you soon. Hi Grandma. Thanks for watching your grand dog Addie.
Love Keely & Bob
To: Susan Marie DeLongis
So chaplain DeLongis. If your are still keeping score, spiritually and in the flesh, you lost. You lost BIG. Ya dig?! Dumb dumb!! LOL.
To: Bob Person
[FYI - Bob will be in your PHC audience at the Fitzgerald on Saturday, 10/6/12.]
Happy 70th Birthday to Bob in the audience, with love from his kids and grandkids. We hope you enjoy A Prairie Home Companion!
September 22, 2012
Hello to Carol. Glad you could come to visit and get to see Prairie Home Companion. Have fun!
To: David Cauffield
Happy 29th Birthday David! Lots of love from your family.
To: Jack n Jean
First time in st Paul and wanting to tell friends and family in Idaho and Vermont we'd come back.
To: Lucinda and Matt
Congradulations to Lucinda and Matt on your wedding this afternoon in Rice Park, in downtown St. Paul, from Lee and your mother Peggy, up from Columbia South Carolina.
To: Grandma Julie
Our first PHC show live tonight on the heels of our 5th grandchilds announcment this week!!!
September 20, 2012
To: Rod Tangren
Like to wish the CAVEMAN happy birthday out at the caveman ranch in moab ut.
To: theresa punyko
Hello to the best mother in Minnesota on your 80th birthday. You gave up the gardens of New Jersey for the Minnesota winters. thanks
September 19, 2012
To: Jim Ottery
things are going well and I'll be home to see you now that the fun of summer is over and I'm broke!
September 16, 2012
Happy Anniversary Honey , I live you so very much!
To: Ailie Phillips
Hello to Ailie (pronounced A Lee)from your folks in Maine. Study hard. Remember, today is both Grandma's and Frodo Baggins' birthday. We love you.
September 15, 2012
To: Dad and Sandy
Hey, in case you still listen and aren't too busy I wanted you guys to know that you're going to be grandparents. Love you bunches, Litz Noodles
To: Joy and Greg
In today’s show from West Virginia.
Hello from Dad and Mom.
Happy 22nd Anniversary to my loving wife today. She stands as a testament to women who can tolerate the absurdity of the male condition for these extended periods of time.
Dearest Moose. I wish you were here with me, and not in 103 degree San Diego, But I know that the kitties (Xora the warrior princess, captain naughty and the orange ninja) the yard and the farmers market peeps are glad you stayed. The wheel turns and will bring me home again Monday
To: Oliver Kokomoor
Happy 4 week birthday. Tell your mom and dad to keep you warm through the Madison, WI winter. Florida Gator boys weren't built for the cold. Can't wait to see you.
—Karl (Pop Pop) Kokomoor
September 14, 2012
To: South dade county family
I finally made it all the way from Miami. I closed my eyes had a dream about cheese curds and Lutherans and woke up in Lake Wobegon. Aka. St. Paul.
September 13, 2012
To: Michelle Elliott
To my beautiful wife Michelle. So excited to celebrate our honeymoon on our one year anniversary! You Are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey, you'll never no dear how much I love you. Happy Anniversary!
September 11, 2012
To: Nancy AuBuchon
Greetings to my brave wife, the rock lady of Sullivan MO. You have inspired us with your positive attitude while fighting parkinsons and enduring deep brain stimulation surgery. You have touched the lives of many people with your gifts of lucky rocks. This is for you!
My Lucky Woman
I said to a squirrel, "What is that you are carrying?"
and he said,
"It is my lucy rock; isn't it pretty?"
I held it and said, "Indeed."
I said to God,
"What is this woman?"
And He said, "It is my lucky rock;
isn't she wondrous?"
September 10, 2012
(laura will be audience on Saturday 9/15)
Good Luck with your new job in St. Paul. We will send cheese and maple syrup as needed.
Love, Mom and Dad in Vermont
September 6, 2012
To: Elizabeth Middleton
Happy 33rd Birthday, Elizabeth! You've been listening to A Prairie Home Companion since you were a young girl and you like to say that whenever you hear it broadcast, it reminds you of being young and being at home. May this birthday wish make you feel all the more young and at home when you hear it in our kitchen where we listen in with our children every single week.
September 2, 2012
To: Martha Jane Cordell
Best wishes on your engagement Martha and Ben! We're looking forward to the big day!
September 1, 2012
To: Cole Schneider
We're getting married today! Many waters can't quench our love but good thing it's an open bar at the reception.
August 28, 2012
To: Cousin Judy
Thinking of you and heard from the Indianapolis delegation that the wedding was wonderful and they all enjoyed themselves. Please thank the happy couple for the ornament they sent me. it is perfect. Sorry I was not there but you know how I am about weddings..
Always think of you when PHC comes on and hope that you are listening too.
August 25, 2012
To: Lily Morse
God bless you, canine soulmate. I’m glad you enjoyed your last evening rooted to the earth sailing on the chesapeake bay, eating saga cheese and lapping chilled water in a wine glass! You left us 5 hours ago and we miss you terribly.
August 24, 2012
To: Casey and Stacie Madson
Congratulations Casey Madson and Stacie Ausen on your very "prairie home" Norwegian wedding today at West Freeborn Lutheran Church near Hartland, MN. Love, your family.
August 20, 2012
Please wish a happy 60th birthday to Craig from his kids, who know better than to call during this show!
To: Neill and Arnie Fingerhut
A great Big Happy 60th Anniversary to my favorite Minnesotans - my parents! You are an true inspriration! With Love from your family!
August 18, 2012
To: Mom (Kathy)
Living over 4000 miles away in York has made it difficult for us to stay in contact as much as we would like. Hopefully you'll be listening to 'Holy Ole' with me. You'll be happy to know that we're already saving for a trip to Minnesota next summer. Can't wait! Looking forward to celebrating Eloise's 2nd birthday and a visit to the State Fair with you. Lots of love, Lisa :)
August 17, 2012
To: To all the current Oles
Believe me, 20 years from now you will crave that cafeteria lutefisk.
—A 90's Alum in Sydney Australia
To: Richard Corrick
Happy anniversary, my darling Richard! Thanks for putting up with all that comes with marrying a St. Olaf graduate!
To: Christene Fair
17 August 2012 - Happy Birthday to an amazing woman and friend - Can't believe it was a year ago that we went to see Garrison at Tanglewood! Hope your birthday is triple dream brie-like!
August 14, 2012
Happy Birthday Jennifer! We are so proud of you! It has been a pleasure to share in your joyous and triumphant year. Hang in there, Autumn is coming. It wont be "hot as hell" much longer. Love Mom and your very "Norwegian" Dad
August 7, 2012
To: Dot Smith
Happy Birthday Mom, after 30 or so years of you listening to APHC on the radio, and sharing the progam with us girls, we finally made it to a live show today. September 15, 2012. We love you Mom. Your girls Iris and Wanda.
August 1, 2012
Good luck with your new job in St.Paul. Vermont misses you but we will send cheese and syrup as needed.
—Mom and dad Chesnut
July 31, 2012
To: Pleasant street block in excelsior
Thank you for your ongoing support to the excelsior pillow store. we greatly appreciate it and hope you enjoy the show. Don't forget the popcorn :) .
July 28, 2012
To: Lisa Bevalaqua
Well Hello There~ Lisa,
Can you believe I live in this big city?
Have a wonderful Birthday and
a great year.
Your ole friend ~LuAnne
July 24, 2012
To: Augusta Donaldson
I tried to come up with something clever to say, but best to leave that to Garrison. Happy 30th Birthday - here's to many many more!
July 22, 2012
To: Edward and Harriette Gibson
Thank you for all you do! You two are the best grandparents ever! Love, Allie and Dresden..
I love you & I'm happy that I have a day off to spend quality time with you today!!
July 17, 2012
To: Melissa Bennett
To My Sister Melissa -
Welcome to the new member of your family - Bela!
We're so happy you have arrived!
Michelle and Jeff
July 13, 2012
To: Aunt Bernice
Dan and I are really happy to be celebrating your 90th birthday here at Prairie Home Companion. I promise it will take a lot less time to get home...once we get out of the parking lot.
Do it again at 100?
To: USCG BM2 Masri
Its been four years since I found the stack of Prarie Home Companion cd's at your home and knew you were the one. I wish you were here and now on that boat!
To: Appel Family
Welcome to LA, Willem, Elisabeth, Charlotte,emmeline, little willem and jurian!
Let's not wait another 7 years to get together!
Love, Tom, jean, Kaitlin and Nolan
My dear, sweet, engineer husband. I spent a decade listening to Prairie Home Companion before I met you. Somehow it is even better listening with you by my side, even though you always need a translation and you rarely hear all the words...! Thanks for taking me to see it performed live this year. I hope you hear everything clearly at the Hollywood Bowl. Your wife, the communication specialist.
Here's to starting a new life soon together! wah wah wah BOOM!
To: Chanel Boutakidis
Many thanks to my wonderful wife who had to purchase tickets to 4 other shows in order to land good seats to this one. Mr. Keiller, this had better be worth it.
To: Mary Zastrow
To my loving sister and her boyfriend. Thanks so much for inviting to come along to the Hollywood show. Love from the North Bay.
Happy four year anniversary...and you thought falling in love in our mid 50's would never happen. Sorry about the broken hip while mountain biking.
Congratulations on graduating from UC Davis Vet School. Carpe Diem. Mom & Dad
Welcome to California Shane.
We wish you good times, good grades and a Great Future!!
Uncle Damon & Aunt Anne
To: Penny & Ed DeRocker
Happy celebration of 41 years of marriage and congratulations on the sale of your home. Hope your stay at the lake cottage this summer is like a second honeymoon. If not, one of you is always welcome to come babysit here in LA. Love to you both!
"I choose you as my best friend, lover and partner for LIFE". I spoke those vows from my heart, and they hold true even stronger today. Its not over yet.
You loving wife,
Happy 51st b'day and 20th anniversary from Mel, mom, Shane, anne, and all those who love you and think you are the best despite your humble opinion of yourself.
To: Alicia & Ranga Bhaumik (Baamik)
To a young Japanese woman, born and raised in Colombia who decided to study abroad in the 70’s and got stuck because of a young Bengali man swept her off her feet in the great melting pot that is LA – Thank you Mom ‘n Pop
Dad, I know it's been a tough journey but you're still my hero.
Happy 40th birthday and 5 year anniversary to my someday husband Russell.
To my bride, I passed my dissertation defense in the big city. Mississippi bound in two weeks. Uncork the wine and put the babies down early, we've got some catching up to do!
Ten years ago, ten years seemed a much longer time. I love you, Wench, I love being married to you, and I love our funny life together. Dooot.
To: Bernice Burton
Happy 90th birthday to Bernice, from your kids, Tom and Elizabeth! Congratulations, and enjoy Prairie Home Companion at the Hollywood Bowl!
To: Larry Cistrelli
Hi Dad, just wanted to say Happy Birthday. I finally got to see a Live show at the Hollywood Bowl.
To: Papa Pat Eller and all of Clover Valley, Minnesota
I'm off the family pay role! Happy to announce I got a job offer and a boyfriend in LA, sad I won't be coming home to you and the humid forests of Northern Minnesota. May the varmints stay out of your gardens!
To my one and only bratty bro,
After you've finished swimming in this 90 degree weather there's only one thing I want to know: is it hot enough for you now?
From your Wonderful Big Sister (WBS)
To: Mike and Mary Morrison
Mom and Dad everybody at tonight's Hollywood Bowl show wishes you a very happy 49th Wedding Anniversary. XXXOOO your son and daughter-in-law.
Congratulations to Enzo on being accepted into the Los Angeles Children's Chorus! We are so proud of you and looking forward to every performance, where we promise to cry only a little bit.
Love, Mom & Dad
To: The Sauders
Safe travels to the Sauder van, rolling across the miles from LA to Roanoke, IL after two weeks of fun family times.
Hey Babe, our move to SoCal is not to shabby- I got into USC and your underpaid at your job! I love you and here's to living the dream! -Jenn
Dick, thanks for feeding our Betta fish, Mr. Roland Bond while we here at praire home companion.
To the loveliest gal that ever strolled down the avenue of love. And to the baby in your stomach, please be a good boy.
To: Frances Sanfilippo
7-13-2012 Happy First Birthday in Heaven MOM !!!
Hope the gardens are up to your standards.
Please give Dad all our love as well.
Hello to Amie, a California girl who only eats Asian food, spending the summer in Midland, Michigan. Don't despair -- Zachary's bringing 12 pork buns in his suitcase just for you.
—Karen and Milt Policzer
To: Christina, Angela, Chann
Thank you for the birthday gift of these tickets, we're having a wonderful time!
—Irene (mom & dad) Loera
To: Jess and little Alexander
I thought Mr. Keillor's dulcet tones would be easier to bear if singing your praises. You're a wonderful mom! Even 3000 miles away, a night in Lake Wobegon and I'm home again.
To: Carrie Salisbury
Happy birthday to my sweetheart, turning 30 for the first time here with Garrison. Maybe he'll go home to the babysitter so we can go out for dessert?
To: F. Garret Cloran
Thanks, my dear pal, for being my special date tonight! If anyone should live in a place named Lake Woebegone, it's you and I, ha ha! Hi,Garrison! Welcome to El Lay!
To: John Kumpe
I am happy to celebrate the anniversary of your 39th birthday with you this evening at the Hollywood Bowl! Happy Birthday, Honey!
To: Daniel Linscott
Happy 10th Anniversary my dear. You've still got it!
To: Zachary Scheetz
Thank you for accompanying me to tonight's show Zachary. This is the best anniversary present that I ever thought of! I will miss you when you deploy next week. God Bless our troops!
Love Maurin (Garrison, it is pronounced Maurin, as in Marin County, CA...)
July 12, 2012
To: Armando Lagunas
Happy Anniversary, the past 5 years have been great and I look forward to spending the rest of our lives together.
It seems at once fresh and new, and like it's always been this way. Happy 10th anniversary, my hubby-dubby. Love, your wifey-knifey.
Happy birthday dad. Love you fam. Sorry I couldn't be there.
To: Mom and Katy
Double Happy Birthday to newly introduced birthday buddies Mom and Katy (celebrating live with PH at the Hollywood Bowl). A shout out to GK and the Royal Academy of Radio Actors!Performing with you back-in-the-day was a Minnesota childhood highlight.
Mom may your next 60 be as spectacular as the first.
Jeff Goodell Glendale,CA
Honoring your 25 years as a music teacher on behalf of all the schools and churches you've selflessly shared your gifts with, but especially your own kids here with you tonight at the Hollywood Bowl! We love you, Mom!
—Rachel Van Houten
July 11, 2012
To: Bruce and Susan Orton
In 29 years of marriage you've yet to agree which side of the sink to wash dishes in, but they always manage to get clean. Thanks for teaching us that the labor of love is never a chore. Happy Anniversary.
—Your daughters Allie and Kimmie Orton
To: Pastor Phil at Bethany Church Sierra Madre
The church ladies from Monrovia and Sierra Madre say "hello" to Pastor Phil Carlson at Bethany Church. We know we shouldn't get drunk on the wine, but dear friends, if we do, we must stick to our pact: what happens at the Hollywood Bowl stays at the Hollywood Bowl.
To: Mr. Shovel
A happy day to Mr. Shovel, who is in the audience, celebrating his 49th birthday at The Hollywood Bowl, watching his favorite show.
Happy 2nd anniversary honey! Sorry I was out of the country for it last year, but now that we're expecting it looks like I won't be going anywhere for a while. Love you!
July 10, 2012
To: Danny and Michael
We are proud of the success you both achieved at school and in your community service efforts. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! Love,
—Mom and Pop Hirsch
To: Margaret T. Butler
Happy Birthday to a Fantastic Mother, Teacher, And human Being Margaret
To: Bonnie Lurie and Larry Cistrelli
Hi Mom and Dad, after so many years of listening to PHC, it's great to finally be here in person, at the Hollywood Bowl. I promise no more life threatening illnesses.
To: Mike Crow
Happy Birthday PaPa-san! Have a great year, we love you. Give those fish a break now and then! Love, your rose between two thorns
To: Brent Roske
Congratulations to Brent Roske for finishing the pilot episode of his
show “Chasing the Hill”. It will be enjoyed by many!
To: Jim Burkhardt
Dad, we hope you’re enjoying your father’s day gift. Congratulations on having three magnificent, superb, breathtaking and yet despite all that humble children. Good luck, and may the good lord take a liking to ya. From Eric, Chrissie and Jimmy
—Eric, Chrissie, and Jimmy Burkhardt
July 9, 2012
To: Liam Mooney
Now do you forgive me for decapitating your Guy Noir bobble head?
To: Mom & Dad
Glad you're enjoying your cabin in the woods. Sorry we won't make it up from California to help rebuild the chicken coop, clean out the barn, chop firewood, tear out cupboards and move Mom's 67 cubic feet of canned food. Sounds relaxing!
—Justin, Hap & Colleen Disney
I remember when you asked me out. I didn't take you up on that at first, but I am so glad we got together later. Happy anniversary! I love you!
To: Mia Xitlali Tenorio
Her dad thinks the world of her and he wishes her an absurdly wonderful 13th birthday while she visits Japan to play Taiko drums this July.
To: Heather Chambers
"She is celebrating her birthday tonight, Friday July 13th. She is part of a group from FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF LONG BEACH. She convinced her husband to treat her to our show by saying, 'You can't say no to a Prairie Home Companion because TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY.' "
July 8, 2012
To my husband, Happy 4th Anniversary. I love you and glad that we get to spend this special occasion at our favorite place, the Hollywood Bowl. I look forward to many more years together with you.
To: Andy, Eliot, Tim, Meghan
Thank you for sharing a momentous year: a 40th anniversary, a retirement, a doctorate. We love you very much.
—jane and lee freutel
From Hollywood lights to the Bill of Rights - what a great second act! Good luck on the bar exam.
July 7, 2012
Hi Haydo, Hope you are enjoying Interlochen and learning all you can. Just wanted let you know that you passed the AP Calc exam with a 5.
Love you, Mom
To: B'Ann Vance
Happy 80th birthday to B'Ann Vance. You're still a SOUTHERN BABE, a wonderful mother, grandmother, and so awesome that you're even great grandmother—not just a pretty good one. Love from your kids!
Happy 50th Birthday Annie. Hope you enjoyed visiting your niece Michelle, who is a camper at Interlochen. Love Kathy and Josh
Listening from the jungles of Peru. Wish we were at interlochen with you tonight! Sending our love from way south of the boarder.
To: Anne and Adam
Happy 43rd wedding anniversary!
Enjoy the rest of the show, then drive home safe and call us on the iPad for Memphis news.
Love, Paul and Gina
We got to attend the show at Interlochen and you got to take care of the "finest dog in all the land"
—Lisa and Leo Wolk
To: Carol and Kenneth Moncayo
Made it to Interlochen safely. Life is good and work is great. Hope you're well in Newport News. P.S. please send a care package.
Art, I'm so happy you left New York City and came to Michigan those many years ago as we celebrate 20 years of marriage. It's great to be here with you at the show tonight.
Wish we were there with you but we're listening to the radio with grandma and grandpa. See you in a month.
love, Mom, Dad and Nathan
To: Ben Robinson
Only a chance to see Garrison Keillor could keep us away from your performance with the Cape Cod Opera this weekend. Toi, toi.
Love, Mom, Dad, Sara, Bill and Melanie
Our first romantic weekend away together. Interlochen by the lakes on a summer evening, A Prairie Home Companion for entertainment... what could be better? I love you sweetie.
In the audience tonight, "Wurdy", our very own English Major. Enjoy your vacation next week in the cool north woods, playing cards and telling stories in the little cabin next to the lake.
To: The Katz Family
Greetings from Grandma Judy in the Garden State to Interlochen campers, Lauren and Natalie, their parents and Angelina. Can't wait to see you next week.
July 6, 2012
Best wishes on your birthday, Jocelyn! You are growing up so fast, please stop and rest for a while. Hoping this is your best birthday ever.
Love, Mom and Dad
To: Pastor Bud & Patty
Heartfelt WELCOME to Grandville First Reformed's new Pastor Bud & wife Patty. You may notice we’re not in the congregation this week - WE ARE NOT next door at the Methodist church (though rumor has it they have better coffee) - we’re here in Interlochen enjoying Garrison Keillor & friends. Wayne & Laurel
—Wayne & Laurel Jordan
July 5, 2012
To: My friends at st. Matthews Lutheran in north hollywood
To my friends at saint matthews north Hollywood where the norwegian bachelors support marriage equality
To: Wendy Thomas
Happy 28th anniversary! What better way to celebrate than to be companions at the good ole Prairie Home.
To: Elizabeth Myers
To our favorite Front of House Supervisor at Interlochen, Mad Dog Lizzie. Happy 20th Birthday!
Love Mom, Dad and Will
To: Dan & Cindy Lee
Happy 22nd Anniversary Mom & Dan! If there is any question of how much we love you, camping in a pop up camper with 4 adults AND a 2 & 4 year old to make tonight happen should be answer enough. We love you, just not nature.
—Bree & Jeff Anderson
To: Tom and Judy Winkler
Mom, Hope you enjoy PHC at Interlochen...Happy Birthday! Dad, I got the nearest seats to the exit as I could...in case you need to go for a walk! Cheers!
July 4, 2012
To: Lauren and Marlin
We wish you would let us come back home. We miss you both terribly. Love always-
—Wes and Jake-Dog Trexler
To: Shelley and Tom
Celebrating their 36th wedding anniversary. And who - 36 years ago - spent their honeymoon right here at Interlochen.
July 3, 2012
To: Heather Hamilton
Happy early Birthday to Heather Hamilton who is in the audience! Have fun at Interlochen! Love, mom, dad, sis and Daisy.
To: John Victor Platt from Kirkland, WA
Happy Birthday to my favorite longtime PHC fan! I'm so glad we get to share all their stories and ours together!
July 2, 2012
To: Isaac "Trombone" Johnson
Happy 17th Birthday! Glad you can celebrate it with your friends at Interlochen Arts Camp! We're on our way from Minnesota with cake and hotdish - see you at the show. Love, your family
It really IS Friday the 13th this year for our anniversary. I'm glad to be celebrating our 44th anniversary at the Hollywood Bowl (July 13). Here's to many more happy years.
To: lori simonian
after 18 years of marriage and 6 garrison shows together my love for you is stronger than ever!!
To: Norm & Marge Tubbs
To Mom & Dad,(who will be in the audience with us at Interlochen): Congratulations on your 60th wedding anniversary! From your son and daughter-in-law, Rob & Laura, and granddaughters, Natalie & Olivia.
—Rob & Laura Tubbs
To: Barb and Ann
Come visit us in Norway, and do bring the hooligans!
July 1, 2012
To: Dr. Bruce Allen
Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Allen, in the audience tonight, on his retirement from 30 years of academia, most recently 20 years at Central Michigan University, from your loving family. We look forward to seeing you get out of the box in retirement, but please, no more interior decorating! Love, Chris, Marc, Brooke and Mike
Happy 70th birthday to one who is young at heart from all your family
June 30, 2012
Happy first birthday to Jacob Thanks for coming from Tucson to Washington to visit us and share your day. Bubbe G and Grandpa Mick
To: Carmela Peters
It's a beautiful summer evening on the Tanglewood lawn. Thinking of you and sending healing wishes. Join us here next year!
Almost 30 years since we were at Tanglewood, glad you are listening tonight! Love ya, Skider
To: bumpa and nana
Thanks for coming back to Massachusetts. And for Mom, come to think of it.
—jack, christian and george bracher
Happy five year anniversary Tony. Yes, I fed the fish. Proof of enduring love idly swims content.
To: Alyse & Colin
Alyse & Colin,
Mom and Dad miss you here at home on the lawn at Tanglewood. See you here on the 4th.
To: Granny and Gramps in Stergis
Wishing you a happy wedding anniversary from Tanglewood. After 65 years some people need a charge, sounds like you got your refill when your chimney was blown off by lightning this week. Good to go for another 65, eh?
From toddler at our family hearth, listening to Prairie Home Companion, to making your way though life to attend tonight’s show, all on your own, you’ve warmed your parents’ hearts! Now, don’t forget to use the GPS, get the girls home safe, and fill up the gas tank! - Your proud parents
In special honor of our Mom, Carol Lansing, who never missed the chance to wander back to the good old days while singing with Garrison at the end of the concert at Tanglewood. Thinking of her now and hoping she will gather up the angels and join us once again here tonight!
To: George & Joan Puckett
Happy 57th Anniversary!
To: Madeline & Dane
Congratulations on your wedding today!
Your love is brave, strong, and true.
PS. the boat is still floating.
The Warf-rat crew.
Thanks for inviting me to come to see Prairie Home Companion along with your great group of folks. You and I have been companions since our kids were little. Just wish the chemo hadn't kept you at the cabin while we are here on the lawn.
To: Aidan Connell
Mumma and Daddy can't wait to see you tomorrow. Hope all the smarty-pants at St. Paul's haven't lost their trust funds to you in poker!
To: Adele Krones
Follow-up to original greeting:
Since I have my mother and sister in my heart, they got to talking and are a little irritated with me that I don't have a date and wondered if GK could put in a good word to the single ladies in the audience for me.
To: All our friends back in Minnesota
Who questioned our wisdom when we moved to Boston last year: we're at Tanglewood and you are not!
—Terry & Marylou Steeden
To: Ed Newman
Good luck running your 35th BoilerMaker race. May the wind always be at your back - and the competition too! The Raw Bits arrive next week.
—Juan and Terry Becerra
To: Adele Krones
Thank you Adele, my big sister, for getting me interested in PHC, I'm here at the broadcast in Tanglewood. It all started with Mom sharing the radio shows and 78's with us. You are both here with me in my heart, which is good, but attending with an empty seat since I could not get a date....
To: Kimm Quinlan
Happy Birthday Kimm Quinlan! Glad to be sharing APHC with you at Tanglewood!
To: Ryan Menson
Babe, I'm glad we're finally here. We survived the trip up from Atlanta and the weekend in a cabin with two teenage girls, and Hannah and Charlotte have enjoyed their day on the lake. I'm sure we'll be just fine next weekend even after the arrival of five 18 year old boys. (Did i mention that Andrew is bringing four friends?)
To: Aaron DiMartino
Congratulations Aaron!. Although you are missed in Palora, Ecuador,they had you for 2 years in the Peace Corps, you're home safe. Next stop, Colorado!
Greetings to Kristen in Manhattan, we wish you could have joined us here on the lawn. Happy nuptials to you and Mark next month!
June 29, 2012
To: Katie E.
We know that you miss your local coffee and Mexican food but enjoy your time in the land down under, you are only young once. Luckily you can listen to radio via computer. Long distance love from Mom, Papa and Tom, we miss you! PS don’t bring home your laundry.
To: Annie Kirvin
To my favorite sister-in-law. Thank you for liberating me from the nuke plant!! I was going stir crazy there with the giant rat an all. You are still my favorite. Looking forward to all those martinis with you and all the other Maden sisters!
—Mary Jo Gatslick
To: Matt & Chris Marcello
Hello to my sons who are home alone for the first time while their parents are at the show. And if there is any funny business it will be the last time they are home alone…
To: Marty and Jean
Happy 32nd anniversary! Hope you're enjoying your first summer without kids. As much as I miss you, I can't leave Australia just yet. Kangaroo meat is so sweet.
To: Nancy Travis
Happy 40th anniversary to the gal who said "Yes" all those wonderful years ago
To: Darcy and Richard Lettieri
Mom and Dad: Congratulations on 41 years. It's 41, right? Love, Anne and Mike
—Anne and Mike Lettieri
Special thanks, we miss you, to Libby, who planned our trip here, but is listening from home because she is busy fighting the big C.
To: John McNamee
Happy 60th Birthday Dad! We hope your trip to the Berkshires makes up for the time we locked you out of your hotel room and they needed to bring in the jaws of life. Love your children! -Caroline and Cameron
To: Family, friends, and colleagues
To everyone back home in Iowa, we look forward to returning soon. The sabbatical here in Massachusetts has been quite productive ... the baby is due in January!
—Jerod & Jennifer W
To: Richard and Virginia Leverson
A special Hi to a pair of old Norwegians from Vermont, We hope you have a great time at the show, can’t wait to hear all about it. Love Mark, Tamra and the Kids from California.
To: Grampy George and Grammy Mari
Hi Grampy George and Grammy Mari,
I can't wait to see you, and probably spit up on you, in Maine this summer.
your adorable, 103-day-old grandson,
To: John and Pam Morneau
Happy 29th anniversary Mom and Dad! Congratulations, you're another year closer to those renegotiations! Enjoy the show twice as much for the both of us. Love you both!
—Aaron and Jared Morneau
To: Peter Melewski
Peter, we said "I do" 26 years ago! It's been an exciting ride with thrills -teenage daughters!- and "spills" - three weeks with the bathroom contractor? So glad to share all this fun with you. Happy Anniversary! Carol
To: Immigration adjudicators
Greetings to the immigration adjudicators in Division 3 at the USCIS Vermont Service Center. Changing people's lives, one family at a time!
June 28, 2012
To: Katie E.
Since a round trip flight from the Land Down-Under to New England is 5 Grand, and you inherited your father’s cheap skate genes, it looks likes SKYPEs will have to do for a very long time. Long distance love from, Mom, Papa, and your brother Tom, we miss you!
A very happy anniversary to Kathy Anderson my lovely bride of 28 years today! (6/30)
June 27, 2012
To: Nick Koufogazos
Happy Father's Day to the best dad in the world. After all these years I still don't believe that the cats ate my ice cream.
To: Sean Callanan
To Sean, who’s recovering from a serious accident, thanks for letting your better half Audra join her girlfriends for our annual Prairie Home weekend in Lenox. We’ll bring you back some rhubarb pie!
Mama has missed you this week but also enjoyed being out on the town with the theater folk. Hope that Tanglewood camp was magical and has opened you even more to the miracles of art. I love you. and I love kerry and susan. What a fun time. How blessed we are to share a life together!!!! Mom
Grandma Carolyn we miss you and wish you were here for another show. Love you, The Bergerons
June 26, 2012
To: Mel and Marilyn Buchanan
Mel and Marilyn Buchanan of Bristol, CT are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Pinecones, angelfish, and apple blossoms have decorated their life. May a shower of golden roses fall on them from heaven. (Note to PHC the entire family will be at Tanglewood.)
To: Judith Landers
Congratulations on your retirement... such a long successful career in nursing and medical equipment sales ... you deserve the very best of happiness and blessings from above.
To: Churck Clayton
Happy Birthday, Chuck! May your day be filled with happiness and your life be filled with God's blessings.
To: Peter Bealo from Plaistow, NH
Enjoy your well deserved weekend in the Berkshires with your lovely Rachel. Mom and Dad must rest easy knowing that you've turned into a successful adult despite your teenage fascination with blowing ship models and rockets up on the barbecue grill. They were proud of you then and I'm sure they are still. I am too - despite you telling me for 50 years that I was adopted.
Congratulations on graduating from college! I'm so proud and I love you so much!
June 25, 2012
To my Bernie, I hope you are enjoying your birthday gift, being here in the audience tonight (July 7, 2012). I love you, I love you, I love you.
From your Heidi
To: Naomi and Todd
Who knew when you took your Rhine River Cruise last October that it would lead to four new friends and Garrison at Tanglewood? See you in Fort Lauderdale next year!
—Bob and Bonnie and Chuck and Cathy Sudell and LaBarge
To: Rolan Sosa
Happy Birthday! Looking forward to those Guatemalan sunsets from our lil mud house - Love, your man
To: Jim Trowbridge
Happy 30th Birthday. . . for the 40th year in a row!
Starting a new life in Wisconsin was a big leap. Now I'm asking for a bigger one: please, spend the rest of your life with me.
To: Karl Burkert
happy 45th birthday to my husband and best friend. Here's to many more, now get a haircut
To: Charlie Anderson
Happy 85th birthday to the greatest dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather from his daughter!
June 24, 2012
To: Sue Schuerman, Santa Monica, CA
What a great way to spend your 75th birthday, enjoying Garrison Keillor here at the Hollywood Bowl, on your birthday, Friday, July 13th, 2012.
To: Chelley in Nebraska
From: Bernie in New Hampshire
Hoping we'll both make it to the next PHC at Tanglewood.
To: Susan Molina
After 7 years of marriage I still want more. I love you. No better way to celebrate than with Prairie Home Companion.
Happy to be sharing an evening with you and the Bakers in the Berkshires as our 25th wedding anniversary tour continues!
—Mary Lou Basham
June 23, 2012
To: Sr. Maggie Butler, Holy Rosary Parish, Toak Alaska
Thinking of you from Chicago as you're cooking dinner. Say hi to Fr. John for me, and enjoy the moose.
—Fr. Arthur Olsen
Hey Uncle Matt,
Hope you enjoy the show tonight
From your one and only niece Radha
To: Claire Bear
Hello to our darling daughter, studying architecture this summer in Copenhagen! We miss you ... see you there in August! (Remember, Sue says speaking Danish is just Swedish with a mouth full of mashed potatoes ... you'll figure it out!!)
To: Our dog, Rylee
Want to say hi to our doggie, Rylee who's listening to the show right now at home. Please stop barking, the neighbors want to kill us. Love, Devin & Justin
Your name means “beautiful,”
Your voice is beautiful,
and you are as beautiful as the day we were married
almost 30 wonderful years ago.
From Andy, your loving husband
To: Alex Grillo
Alex and Jean, stay in California if you want but we midwesterners do not worry about getting seasick.
To: Kim McArthur
To Kim, my darling wife of 25 years whom together nary a cross word has past our lips. Love, Patman
June 22, 2012
To: Cmdr Mike "Beaker" Miller
Happy Birthday, Mike and greetings to everyone in VAQ 141 aboard the USS George Washington. FLY NAVY! Mom & Dad
Happy 40th anniversary to my wonderful husband! Thanks for getting me back to Ravinia to enjoy Garrison again. All my love
To: shannon kopacz
happy birthday to my wife of 14 years. i love you so much, your husband
Happy 30th birthday to Kevin, who got hooked on Prairie Home Companion in his 20’s and flew half way across the country to see a PHC live show!
To: Ky Dickens
Belinda and Jake Dickens say congratulations to our daughter, Ky Dickens, and her partner, Kaisa Dill (a former Minnesota bachelorette farmer), on their upcoming nuptials.
To: Maureen McArdle & Puddin'
Congrats on your upcoming wedding, may you have eternal bliss.
To: Debra OBrien
Thanks for an amazing 25 years of marriage: two wonderful kids and our good health. What could be better?
How how another 25?
June 21, 2012
Happy Birthday Rob! We are so glad to be celebrating your 26th with you today. Love, Mom, Dad, and Annie
June 20, 2012
To: Mom Mom and Pop Pop
Happy 50th Anniversary Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop... We all love you.
June 19, 2012
To: Paul VerEllen
You're the reason I started listing to A Prarie Home Companion. I love you!!!
To: Renee and Howard
Mom and Dad (Renee and Howard)
Bet you thought I was going to forget your 40th Anniversary. Did that last year.
Happy 41st and enjoy the show.
To: John and Rita
Happy 42nd anniversary to John and Rita Meier from your kids in Boulder CO, San Diego CA and Glen Ellyn IL. They all want you to move closer!
To: Mel and Marilyn Buchanan
Mel and Marilyn Buchanan of Bristol, CT are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Pinecones, angelfish and apple blossoms have decorated their life. May a shower of golden roses fall upon them from heaven.
+++Note to PHC... the family will be at Tanglewood
June 18, 2012
We finally made it to Chicago after 12 years to see phc. I'm happy, hope you are.
To: Chuck Clayton
Happy Birthday, Chuck!!! Wishing you a year of better health and wonderful memories in the making.
Happy birthday!!! After two years of being apart, it is so wonderful to have you home. And not just because you make amazing strawberry rhubarb pie. :)
June 16, 2012
Welcome to Eugene Lambster...enjoy your time there, next summer it wll be a paying job.
To: John Nix
Chevy Nix, Happy Birthday today! So much love Deddy and Tebby
—teddy and debby nix
To: Mary Ellen Moore
Mere and Tom say to the campfire gang back in Albany, NY that they are very parched!
To: Bob Davis
Dad, What a long strange trip it's been from Ohio to Oregon, but you've finally made it to Lake Wobegon! Happy Father's Day! We love you!
—Jen, Stajah, Leaf, and Wiley Blue
To: Michael Dress
Thank you Big Brother, Mouse, for this wonderful gift of bringing me to the live PHC show. It's good to have you back from the walruses. Thank you, too Sherry, if you're actually here and not delivering baby 567.
To: Harold and Joanne
Greetings to grandma and grandpa in Regent, North Dakota. We're still working on the flax seed - only 93 pounds to go!
—Chuck and Jane Pahlmeyer
June 15, 2012
To: Mark, Brian and Ben Sanderlin
Love to the Sanderlin Boys from Mom and Dad. Good luck to Brian on your cello audition; Ben for job search; and Mark for your band gigs.
To: Rick & Marcy Marsh
Hope you are enjoying your vacation from Indianapolis. Your siblings are jealous that you are watching the awesome Prairie Home Companion!
To: Jacob Garrison Kanzler
Special Hello to my favorite 12 year old, named after Garrison Keillor, from your mom. I hope you enjoy the great music and stories in the show that inspired your name! I love you!
To: Dennis Wiancko
Hope you and Cynthia are listening when I yell out your name during the Eugene show. Pay attention.
Aloha to the Home Place family.
To: Stephanie Way
To: my little sister Stephanie, happy 49th Birthday. Wish you were here to celebrate it with us.
To: Megan Christopher
Congratulations on your double Masters' degrees. Especially since you skipped your graduation to come to this show. Now here's hoping for a great job! Mom and Dad
Happy 60th Birthday to the Bruce, the King of the Northwest!
To: Big Dan and Kramer
I know you are out on the road somewhere between Cordova, Alaska and Davis, California. Come visit the next time you are passing thru Eugene.
June 14, 2012
To: Mr. Mrs. Richard Marsh
Mr and Mrs. Richard Marsh from Indianapolis,IN.Are in the audience tonite. 6/16/12 Eugene Ore. show
To: Ethan Hampton
Birthday greetings to our 5th grade graduate who turns 11 today - looking forward to tonight's spaghetti dinner! Love, Dad, Mom, Sophia, Grandma & Theo the dog
—Michael & Laura Hampton
June 13, 2012
Happy Birthday! The Doctor regrets he cannot make it to your party, but he left the e-brake on the TARDIS again.
June 11, 2012
To: Cheryl Lohrmann
You've been listening for many years, since it reminds you of your father, and we'll be in attendance in Eugene, What a perfect place to ask, MARRY ME?!
To: Bernice Anderson
Happy 95th birthday, grandma! Glad all of your children (and then some) will be able to celebrate with you. Wish we were there to represent the Alaskan contingency, but we'll have a party here in your honor.
To: Greg Flint
Retired this week as Senior Pastor of 1st Congrgational Church (UCC) in Eugene, OR, after 27 years. He began his ministry 40 years ago in Duluth MN.
Greg and his wife Susan will be receive a well-deserved send off from the congrgation this Sunday after the service.
June 10, 2012
To: Steve Patterson
Weekly we listened with the children. In your memory I came tonite. You'd have loved the show. You are gone, but always in my heart.
To: Steve Margerum
Happy Father's Day! I'm missing you on my choir tour and wish you were here. You're the best dad anyone could ever want! Love you!
June 9, 2012
To: Stacia, Michelle & Sarah
Wish you were here having a great time. Good luck at the Angus heifer show.
To: Taco and Pastor Hosch
hope y'all are having a blast
To: Mary Ellen Jayroe
Enjoy the show! "Plan B" will be listening in Santa Fe!
To: baba,dawn,dave and the moo crew at the farm
greetings from louisiana we'll be seeing y'all soon on july 4th
To: April Flowers
Happy 25th Birthday to my best friend. I am so glad that I get to be your friend for the next 25 birthdays!
I know we should be in Nebraska at the family reunion, but isn't this a better way to celebrate 36 years together? John
To: Paul and Debby Bison
Happy 29th Anniversary! Hope you got the hay cut and fluffed before the show.
—Debbie and David Hall
To: Sherwood Bailey
We love you Bakki! Congratulations on becoming a Grandfather. Start digging out the tools - we've got a lot of questionably safe tree houses to build.
Meg & Bub Fournier
June 8, 2012
To: Len and Sandy Jacobs
Happy 44th Anniversary Mom and Dad. If you hear this on the radio it should make up for the card I forgot to send.
To: Dick and Julie Hall
Happy 71st Anniversary (on June 28th) to my parents, here with me tonight from Texarkana, Arkansas. The renewal of marriage vows last year is still working! Love you!
—Sue Ellen Hall
To: Lauren & Kunal Shah
Congratulations on your fabulous Louisiana/Episcopalian/Indian/Hindu wedding! We loved weariing a sari and sherwani, getting henna tattoos and learning to do Bollywood dancing!
—Lindsey & Melanie Torbett
To my loving husband. I hope you're enjoying your birthday present! Did I remember to turn the oven off?
To: Dylan B
Saluti da sole Louisiana
Dylan and all 6th Fleet!
You all can float the Med, we will sail the Red River.
Uh, how's the weather Son?
Here we go again--another PHC, this time in North Louisiana. Mais, cher,I'm a Cajun, me,from South Louisiana and I am looking forward to hearing Beau Soleil, but, Garrison,what's with "Louisiana's rich Arcadian past" in the description of this week's show? It's ACADIAN!
June 7, 2012
I can't think of a better way to celebrate 33 years of wedded bliss than listening to A Prairie Home Companion. Ready to go around again?
To: Chuck Clayton
Happy Birthday, Chuck! We wish you a year of health and happy occassions.
June 6, 2012
Thank you for indulging me in this trip to Shreveport. Sorry you had to miss the LSU baseball super regional.
To my beloved wife, my best friend, and favorite blueberry picking partner. Sorry I didn't notice you standing in the ant pile sooner.
To: Ms. Pam
We hope you were happy with the choir at 4 o'clock mass. Thank you for reminding Dad where we are tonight.
—Shawn & Marybeth Pinsonneault
To: Aubri Smith
After missing both shows in Hawaii, many thanks to my wife for letting me travel from Hawaii to see the show.
To: Fellow Cary audience members
My deepest apologies to those who overheard my joking but ill-timed comment (about "little old ladies") which was directed to my boyfriend as we left the Cary show. I was teasing him as we tried to hold hands while carrying our chairs, and realized after speaking that I had offended our neighbors sharing the path to the parking lot. I am so very sorry for that sour note at the end of a lovely evening!
June 5, 2012
To: John and Pam
Happy 29th anniversary! Congratulations on being another year closer to those renegotiations! Enjoy the show and have a powdered milk biscuit with ketchup for us.
—Aaron and Jared Morneau
Well, we didn't make the show, but I got Garrison to read our name aloud. Best I could do. Sorry. Signed - your band mate, Paula
June 3, 2012
To: Mom and Dad in Highland Park, IL
*For your performance at Ravinia Festival* in Highland Park, Illinois:
Dear Mr. Keillor, Sir,
Well Bless Your Heart, you're doing a show in my hometown! I am a graduate of Highland Park High School. Hello to Mom and Dad! Hope you are enjoying the show! No, I wasn't planning on coming home. Much Love from the Front, Sarabeth (Oakland, California)
June 2, 2012
To: Steve Patterson
Weekly we listened with the children. In your memory I came tonite. You'd have loved the show. You are gone, but always in my heart.
To: my husband Sheldon
I'm grateful to have you as my partner for this second act of our lives!
—Mary Beth Clark
Thank you for a wonderful 36 years. Nice of PHC to have this great show on our anniversary
To: The West Coast Shapiro Family
To keeping the 30 year family tradition of cooking diner and listening to the show. Just don't forget to top it off with Catchup!
To a swan lost "down under": I got your named read out by GK. Will you call me back now? Miss you.
To: Anna and William and Mrs Howe
A big hello from Texas to my little sister and brother,there in the audience tonight (Cary, NC) and,to my beloved home state of NC!
Happy Happy Happy from your jealous big sister! Wish I was there with you! And an enormous thank you to Mrs Howe in Charlotte NC for turning me on to "The Prairie Home Companion" and great kindness some 20 plus years ago. Love to all!
You make it possible to sail through stormy weather. Thank you for sharing this special evening with me.
To: Margaret Brooks
Happy Birthday Mom!
To Ralf: Thanks for coming to Cary with me tonight to hear Prairie Home Companion. I am not going to tell you how much these last minute lawn seats cost us, but it is worth it.
To: All Eagle Scouts
Congratulations on 100 years of the Eagle Scout award. Carson got his despite brain injury. We hope his brother, Victor, will earn his this year.
—Doug and Heather Thomas
Congratulations for swimming in the NC state Special Olympics this weekend.
To: Jenny & David
Welcome to your first Prairie Home Companion show! How exciting! Wish WE were there!
Mom & Dad Green
—Betsy & Dan Green
To: Tim & Chris Murray
Wish you were here with us this beautiful night, this wonderful theater, and this fabulous show . . . oh, and don't forget the Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival weekend. You'll be having some guests!
—David & Katrin Schwerbrock
Congratulations to my thoroughly beautiful daughter on her graduation from high school and her new beginnings as a fourth generation Guilford College student. You make my life complete everyday.
To: Ed Holub
Happy 51st birthday to Ed "The Hatchet" Holub. Only 49 to go!
To: Michael Paul Hansen
Congratulations from Grandma as you graduate from California Polytechnic State University with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. I am so proud of you.
To: Marschelle in Cincinnati
Happy Birthday Month Mom. The air filters you wanted will be on their way shortly.
This has been your daily dose of daughter.
To: Melissa and Alexia
Thanks you for visiting us this week in honor of Aunt Carol Pugh. The Boys had a fantastic time getting to know you. We hate to see you go back to California. Love, Andrea, Matt, Glenn, and Murphy
Thanks,Son, for buying us tickets for
tonight's show. Great memories of listening to Prairie Home for the last
30 years! Love,Dad and Mom
June 1, 2012
To: Marvin Johns
Hello to Marvelous Marvin celebrating his Double Golden Birthday (finally! with Garrison at Koka Booth).
To: ruth mcmains
Dear mom, Happy 83rd birthday. Please drive the beemer slower than your age. Love kay
Sorry I broke my leg, honey. It wasn't to get out of the midnight feedings. Thanks for being an everpatient husband and father!
To: Sheilah & Ned Egan (aka Mom & Dad or Nana & Papa)
Happy 41st wedding anniversary--this is better than a card, right?! Love from your family in NC.
Happy Birthday this coming Wednesday.
—Susan, Duane, and Lydia Osgood
To: Brina (Pronounced "Bree-nuh")
Dear Cuppy Cake - I don't usually allow people to throw a grape into my eye, but for you, I'll make an exception. Happy Birthday!
To: David and Carole Seitz (Pronounced, "Sights")
Dear Mom and Dad,
Wishing you a happy 45th wedding anniversary. Give yourselves a pat on the back.
John and Laura
—John Seitz (Pronounced, "Sights")
To: Jack Martin
Happy 70th Birthday Dad with love from Martha, Jennifer, Beth, and Andy. Hope you enjoy your new knee.
(Note: Dad will be attending the Cary show!!)
To: Joe Gaughran
We are finally here, honey! Attending a live broadcast of Prairie Home Companion...our marriage is complete. Happy Birthday!
May 31, 2012
Thank you for 8 years of wedded bliss! Who knew that this Minnesota girl needed to come to North Carolina to find her Norwegian bachelor?
Thank you for a beautiful new year in this lovely city where you taught me how to live again, as opposed to being miserable, in Minnesota. And it's pronounced "Ruf," not "Roof."
May 30, 2012
Just because it's your birthday doesn't mean it's not still Caturday, but we can share.
—Maude and Darla Cat
To: Jim Sellers
Happy 29th Birthday to brother, Adam;
Congratulations to father, Jim on his retirement after 33 years in the criminal justice field. Sit back and relax finally, you've earned it.
May 27, 2012
To: Amanda Northrup
I am so glad to be sharing this special night with you. Hope the show is all you dreamed of and more!
To: Curt & Elaine and Larry & Irene
Happy 62nd wedding anniversary to both sets of parents, you are our inspiration
—Rich & Sharon Hallberg
I have listened for several years in the closet for my wife disliks PHC as much as I love it.Happy 41st Sharon, Love you!
May 26, 2012
To: Richard Franck and Anne-Marie Streeter
Happy anniversary Mom and Dad!!!
To: John & Kathy
Thanks for the tickets to celebrate the new post at the wash post! Thinking of grandpa know he'd be proud. Love Ben and Erin, Erin and Ben
—Ben & Erin Connors
To my mother on her birthday. If mothers were flowers, I'd pick you!
To: Clara Richter
Just so you know, we are okay with you being an English Major!
Love, Mom and Dad
Congrats on graduating... We're all glad you found an apartment! Only you would move six states away without anywhere to live but your truck.
To: Dr. Jim Brady
Happy 76th birthday! Couldn't imagine a better way to celebrate this milestone! I am so excited to share this night with you!
Happy 38th birthday from your favorite sister.
To: Our children, Caroline & Andrew
We're glad you're able to join us tonight at Wolf Trap! (Saturday)
After 10 years of coming to PHC it's great to not have to find a babysitter!
Love Mom & Dad
To: Alex Ratelle
Warm wishes from DC! Looking forward to seeing you next month in Grand Marais! Don't eat all the donuts before I get there! Love, Your Favorite Daughter.
I met you in 1987, that was a long time ago, what's your name again?
love you lots
To: Norma Jean Barratt
Happy Birthday to Norma Jean Travelute Barratt who turns a spry 85 years young. Mom, your not in Kansas anymore. Love from Jim, Venus and the grandkids.
Grampie & Aunt Susie say keep those Vermont chicks warm and let us know when the first eggs arrive!
To: Will, Tucker, & Maddie
I am excited to howl like a wolf this evening. Happy 9th Prairie Home Companion, family!
To: Janet LeCouteur
Mom. Sorry you were too ill for our annual trip to the show. Hope you are feeling better and can hear the broadcast today. Love, your son.
To: Mary Baechle
Greetings to my aunt Mary in Cary, Illinois, who listens to the show every Saturday. With lots of love from Amy, Jude, and Coury Cat.
To: Jim Relyea (Rel-yay)
Happy 60th Birthday Dad!! I'm glad we can spend it together. I hope it doesn't rain on the the lawn tonight!
—Danie Relyea (Rel-yay)
To: Sergey K
To Sergey sorry I didn't want to marry you. Now 10 years later we're living the dream with our darling girl! Now move over you're sitting too close.
May 25, 2012
To: Lew Ketcham
Happy 64th! Time sure flies when we're having so much fun!
To: Fred Bortz
Happy Birthday Fred! I'm glad you could finally spend it with Garrison Keillor.
Happy Anniversary of our first date to my husband Greg. We came to Wolf Trap to see a Prairie Home Companion 8 years ago and have been every year since. After 8 years, we’re now married and we’ve finally matured enough to bring our wine in a glass bottle, rather than a box. Love you!
To: Chance Teague
Hey new hubby! Can you believe we got married yesterday? Here's to a ton of happy years to come. I love you so much! Always, Shannon.
Happy retirement mom! Your high school and its students will miss you dearly. Especially all the intimate details of my life you used as examples for your 'skills for living' class. The school will never be the same without you.
To: Peter Liebert
Happy 2nd anniversary to my loving husband. Two years ago I introduced you to Prairie Home Companion; this week you suprised me with tickets to the show! How quickly you have learned - I love you.
—Lynn von Koch-Liebert
To my fiance Mike. Thanks for loving and laughing with me no matter what I throw your way. Even when you don't get the jokes about Lutherans.
Your South Dakota Girl
To: Noelle + Tom Mehlhorn
Happy 38th Wedding Anniversary to my parents Noelle and Tom Mehlhorn, Love Erica
To: Jenny Johnstone
All my love is yours!
To: Matthew Sickle
Congratulations on completing your Masters of Landscape Architecture degree. You're my favorite straight-A, tree-hugging graduate ever. So proud of you. Love from Alyssa Mae.
To: Marcel Truman
Karen and I brought our boys, Will and Pete (10 and 8) for their first live Prairie Home Companion. They asked me to share this from them: "Mr. Keiller. Welcome to the Capital of the Free World. This is our first show of yours to attend. We're kinda excited. We have a new puppy, a Wheaton Terrier, who barks with a cockney acent, btw. His name is Marcel Truman and we really want to get back home to him. So, please keep it moving tonight and send our love to Marcel Truman who is listening, for real, from his cozy bed. Thanks, Will and Pete."
To: Kathi Whalen
Happy 39th Wedding Anniversary. I love you and thanks for the great ride.
To: Laura & Erin
Happy early wedding (June 16th) to Laura and Congratulations on your graduation to Erin. Wishing you all the best. Mom & Dad
—Lucia & David Bacon
To: Don & Lois
Happy early 66th anniversary (June 6th) to Don & Lois. You have set the bar very high.
May 24, 2012
To: Finley and Packy
Finley and Packy,
We're so proud of you for being you. Keep up the aaarrgghh (spoken like a pirate).
Love Mom and Dad
—Anne and Dan Ferro
Hello to my wife in the front row from her rocketman in Kwajalein (7500 miles and 8 time zones in the future) launching another rocketship into outer space baby ! Love you sweetie, wear your Pegasus pin on launch day ! (And wouldn't you know we'd get the best seats ever at Wolf Trap - ow woooooow!)
To: Ma, Pa, and Faith
Get the fire going and put the coffee on--I'll be heading north soon. Can't wait to see you. I love you all.
Happy 64th birthday, Dad! We thought about getting you lutefisk, but settled on tickets to Prairie Home Companion, instead. Hopefully it's not as smelly!
Happy Anniversary! I love you always!
To our son Richard:
We love having you at home. Now go. Case Western Law School awaits.
Mom and Dad
May 23, 2012
Hi to my Dad, a Norwegian born in North Dakota (although NOT a bachelor farmer). He's been listening to you for decades -- although you might not want to mention that decades part. (I'll be at Wolftrap on Saturday for the live performance.)
Happy birthday to my wonderful wife! Another fun Saturday night at Wolf Trap on the hill with my girl. Owooooooooo!!!
Since we first met on the Wolftrap lawn, my life just hasn't been the same.
May 22, 2012
To: Jaki Ellis
Happy Belated Birthday to my mom Jaki Ellis who's the best mom in the world
Happy Birthday to my loving Army husband.With our third boy due in two weeks,hoping not to go into labor until after we attend the 26 May broadcast.Fingers crossed! Love,
May 21, 2012
To: Mike Spadaccini
Great 2 years. Who says square dancing is for squares!
To: Hartley LaDuke
Happy 80th Birthday to our wonderful dad. Your son is strong, your daughter is good-looking and all of your grandchildren are above average. We love you! Matt and Susie
To: Mark Mayfield
May 24, 1980, was the happiest day of my life. After 32 years of marriage, you're still and always my heart's delight. I love you.
May 20, 2012
Happy significant birthday to Debbie from Traci and Joe in San Francisco. We love you.
Thank you so much for sharing your love and life with me! Let’s drink to our first year of marriage and your very Happy Birthday!(*We will be in the audience at Wolftrap 5/26/12*)
May 18, 2012
Hey new husband! We did it! I am so excited to start our life together. I love you always, Shannon.
To: Jenny Johnstone
I love you! One more week till we are at the show!
May 16, 2012
To: Bill Harris
Wow! It's the big eight-oh... Who thought it would come this soon!! I'm so glad to have shared 50 of these years as your wife and best friend! Happy, Happy Birthday!
May 14, 2012
To: Jess & Travis
I want to wish the two of you a long, happy, and never boring life together. May the two of you always sail on smooth waters!
To: Pastor Ward Jones
Your friends and church members wish you a very happy 50th birthday on Sunday May 20th.
May 12, 2012
Good luck on the new job, Chief!
To: Tony Reidler
Happy Birthday Tony (May 8). Sorry about the bike accident, hope your collar bone heals quickly.
—Anthony Reidler (ride-ler)
To: tom lynah
Thank you for 20 wonderful years. Happy anniversary and happy 40th birthday!
An early "Happy Mothers Day!" to the matchless woman who helped us fall in love with lifelong learning, and quality public radio!
To: Cameron and Malik, our above-average sons
To Cameron and Malik (muh-leek), our above-average sons. From your loving parents. You'd probably rather be at home playing video games than here at the Fox watching PHC, but rewards are plentiful... for compliant teenagers.
To: The Gambles
Congrats to you Brent & Gail on graduating the last of three. Clearing the room out just in time for the Grandson - may be the next Chipper Jones! Thanks Mandy for the trip to this beautiful Fox theatre. Birthday tickets to PHC doesn't get much better than this!
To: Glennon and Anthony
Happy belated birthday Tony.You guys dont forget to call your mom tommorow. Hope your having fun!
To: Linda Acevedo
Thanks for being there for me this week, and always. Through my mom's illness, death and funeral, you anticipated my needs and followed through. You're a great friend.
Do I love you? Signs point to yes!
Happy anniversary! We can cross garrison and the shoe off the bucket list now!!
—Eric & Beth bowman
Happy 20th anniversary! Thanks for bringing me to Atlanta and to see the show!
Happy Mother’s Day from your good-looking husband and above-average children: we love you to smithereens!
—Dave, Beth, Jeff, and John Sweet
To: Stephen Welch
Congratulations Stephen on your graduation from UC Berkeley! We are very proud of you. Love, Mom and Dad
Happy 21st wedding anniversary. I look forward to another 21 more years of giving you foot rubs and putting down the toilet seat.
To: John Haddock , Susan Irons, & Katie Harrell
Greetings to Johnny-Jump-Up and Suzie Q! Get the guest room ready 'cause we're heading north. Katie, wish you were here. The view's certainly better this time.
To: Aiden Bray
To our Grandson Aiden in Austin, TX turning 10 monts old today (May 12). Come visit Grandma and Grandpa in GA and we'll teach you to be a refined, distinguished Southern Gentleman!
—Bob and Anne Bray
May 11, 2012
Thanks for the gift of bringing me to see A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor at Fox Theater! I love you more!
To: Barbara Ballard
Marking off an item on the bucket list with the most amazing mom in the world! Happy Mothers Day to my mom, Barbara Ann!
To: Terry Scott
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM ATLANTA.SEE YOU IN JULY--DON'T LET THE WEATHER GET TOO HOT UP THERE IN NEW YORK.
—Lorrie, Don and Emily Backer
To: Children and Grandkids Margaret. Garret. Claire Kate and Anna in Winston Salem; James and Stacey in Baltimore and Matt at GATech and Al in the mother county
I'm at Prairie Home Companion LIVE! Love you all. Al, thanks for taking care of Sallie, our dog. You are great! I'll be home Monday.
To: Mom and Dad
Hello from Atlanta, GA. We sure miss you both.
—Jean and Zack Braun
Thanks for coming to the show with me. It is truly a pleasure and a joy to be with you!
May 10, 2012
To: Mariangela [Mary Angela]
You made national news in two countries this week. When you leave Emory for Cornell this fall, will you please stop thinking you're going to fail? Hope you enjoy the show in Atlanta.
To: Sara Morales
Have a happy, happy, happy, happy, happy mother's day, mom! Much love from downstairs, -Rio.
To: John and Keli
So excited to be at the Foxx with my sisters, crossing of a bucket list item! Thanks to John Shaw for making it happen! You are the best! I love you all.
I was going to wax poetic...but the candle dripped all over my poem!! Love you more!
May 9, 2012
To: Linda Bashinsky "Mom"
Happy early Mother's Day Mom! Thank you for living the example of a strong, independent woman! We think you rock!
Emily, Amy, and Allison
To: Sally McSpadden
Here we are, celebrating our first anniversary with our parents at a recording of Prairie Home Companion. This year has been the best of my life. So let's just ignore the fact that you think I'm a little old-fashioned for loving this show.
To: Mark Horton
Brother, are you listening? April in the Azores wasn't the same without you and yours. Sending much love from Atlanta, your sister Jane
To: Mark Sofge and Roger Sofge
Hey Dad and Grandfather, see you soon 'way down upon the Swannee River!' love you Marcie
May 8, 2012
To: Lulu Lee
You are the best 16-year-old a mother could ask for in Sarasota FL, but you must still feed the dog, Wrigley the Terrible, while I am in Atlanta. Lets hope he doesnt break your collarbone too
To: Jenny Johnstone
Tonight we celebrate the completion of your PhD and 4 brilliant years of marriage. I suppose timing those just right makes you the doctor of love.
To: Joe and Jane Walsh
Hi Mom and Dad
Happy Mothers Day from the 12th floor of the ACME buildings in Kandahar, London, DC and Atlanta.
Love Eamon, Amelda, Kevin and Kathleen.
May 7, 2012
To: Greg and Virginia Jennings
Happy 25th anniversary Mom and Dad! Weddings may seem like happy events now, but wait until you have to pay for 3! From your loving daughters, Emily, Clara, and Maggie.
Now I have my own English degree. You can't stop me from using lazy grammar, or correcting your spelling. Don't you love being my mom?
Brother Mark,sister Jane missed you this year in the Azores. The house in Vila Franca is beautiful - complete with a pool and Azorean bed sores.
Darling Felicity Happy 4th Anniversary! Thanks for not killing me ! Ain’t this show a hoot? Its not the BBC but your in America now!
May 6, 2012
To: Kevin Moses
Happy 50th Birthday (5-14) to my best friend, the love of my life, my husband, who is a devoted fan of PHC. His love for NPR has brought such joy to our home.
May 5, 2012
Happy early 6 year anniversary!! From the Emerald Isle to the city of Lakes and land of lake wobegan. I never knew living in Minnesota could be this much fun. Love your Irish lass, Lorraine
It's been a great 12 years in Minneapolis! Now let's take that baby you gave me for a 20th anniversary present and head home to Florida.
PS - Perhaps the 5 and 8 year old kids should join us too.
Happy early Mothers day Momma!! Miss you so very much! Love love love you. Chris, Katie, Gizzie, Laila
May 4, 2012
To: Cindy Ballinghoff
Happy Birthday Mom. 53 is a good age. The dog doesn’t bark as loud and it’s always hot, even on cold days.
Thanks for the last 10 years on the Mississippi! Happy 29th anniversary just around the bend.
May 3, 2012
To: Sharon Rumley
I hope you have a nice Mother's Day. I am glad to have as my sister. Who raised me.
—Wayne Rumley II
Happy Birthday! There are no rules saying you can't celebrate your February birthday into May Party on dude!
May 2, 2012
To: Dick and Leah Peterson from Stillwater, MN
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary! Hope you enjoy your night out on the town! Love from your Family, Friends and the better part of Minnesota and Wisconsin!
May 1, 2012
To: Pilar de Guzman
Happy 53rd birthday to Pilar de Guzman of Makati City, Philippines. Thank you for being my BFF (best friend forever), and the thousands of letters, emails, and text messages we have shared for these so many years. Someday I may turn on my webcam so you can finally see my face but I warn you right now: no monkey business!
Hope that your Mackie’s Dinner mug is making the San Francisco coffee taste even better.
April 30, 2012
To: Justin Hicks
Congratulations on your graduation from Appalachian State! I will always remember sitting in the car with you in Boone, with the sun shining on us, looking at the mountains, on our way to the Apple Barn to dance, you were holding my hand so gently and we were listening to Prairie Home Companion. It was as close to pure joy one might know.
For the Atlanta Live Show May 12: Happy 20th Anniversary my sweet Sonya.
To: Ken Shea
Happy 51st birthday sweetheart. Your a real swell guitar player. Birthday 5/20.
April 28, 2012
To: Mayor Bob Gallagher
Hope all is well in Bettendorf, while I have been on vacation , don't forget to open the gate to the sewer plant.....your City Administrator......Decker
To: Tom and Jan
To Tom and Jan in the audience.
Just in case something might happen.
Would you take care of the dog?
I'm giving Kris a Scooter riding lesson today.
Kris and Mark
To: Grammy Thelma
Hello to Grammy Thelma in Chatham, Massachusetts (the elbow of Cape Cod)
Nashville may not have the Atlantic Ocean,
but we are LIVE at the Ryman Auditorium!
We are coming in May.
Love, Elisabeth, Bob and the Boys
To: Roger Taylor
Please will you surprise Roger Taylor with greetings. He is a great Suzy Bogguss fan and is already jumping up and down on his seat at the thought of seeing her live in Kendal, UK, next month.
April 27, 2012
To: Julia Moore
We have been listening to PHC for years, every vacation, traveling on the weekends..trying desperately to tune in another pbs station when the signal was lost..it's our anniversary and we have finally been blessed to see the show in the mother church of our home town. Please give us a mention. Thanks, the Moores
April 26, 2012
To: Larry and Lynda
Thanks for hosting Leta and me so we can all see The Grand Old Garrison at the Ryman.
To: Charles Moore
We will be at the Ryman Saturday night, 04/25/2012, which is our 5th wedding anniversary. It would be awesome to have Garrison send a shout out to Charlie and Julia Moore.. the show is my anniversary gift, on my bucket list of shows to see. We are so excited!
To: Ann Landers
Happy 60th birthday to my wonderful wife Ann! If I would have known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself!
To: Bob and Elizabeth Keenan
Happy 75th birthday year to both of my parents! I would like to carry on my dad's tradition of teasing my mom that she is older than he is. (Two months).
To: Don Nelson
I wasn't sure what to get you for your birthday. It was either this or cubs tickets. Guess which one cost less?
Your loving Daughter,
April 25, 2012
To: Cindy Hannah
Happy 24th Anniversary to the love of my life! Thanks for this evening. I promise we'll make it to Grayson's prom on time.
April 24, 2012
To: Judy Zimola
Warm wishes for a well deserved weekend. Hope this catches you next to your radio with a good cup of coffee, yours from bygone years.
Happy first Birthday to Eva from Grandpa and Grandma Smith. Exactly 365 days ago you were causing your mother a great deal of pain.
April 23, 2012
To: MWLS Class of 2011
We miss you so much. Perhaps Lake Wobegon would be the perfect place for our next reunion.
All the best from Ryan and Jennifer
—Jennifer Hundley Batts
April 21, 2012
To: Anna Nyseth
Hallo from across the pond! Thanks for the best Christmas gift EVER! Daddy loves ya!
Congratulations to Susan, graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt on May 11. We are so proud of you! Love Mom, Sharon, and Rob
To: Alice, John, Jeremy and Katie
Happy Birthday to us all today- Love from your Grandson, nephew, sister and self.
To: Mom Sharon
We love you now and we'll love you forever. Next weekend's half marathon will be dedicated to you, 13.1 miles of happy memories.
—Alex and Emily Koval
To: Aunt Mary in Cambridge, MA
Best wishes on recovery from your recent accident. Cars can be dangerous. Suggest investing in unicycle. Your nephew
—Cavan Casey in Morgantown, KY
To: Bill & Lynn McClary
Mom & Dad - Thank you so much for giving us our beautiful wedding in May. We can't wait to be married as many years as you. So sorry we didn't elope. All our love, Molly & Jacob.
To: Bill and Nancy
I miss you, grandpa and grandma! Come back out to Montana soon! Love, Violet
To: Mimi Carman
Happy belated birthday to Mimi Carman and happy early birthdays to Zac and Mary in Falmouth MA. Please tell the Red Sox pitchers to stop the shelling!!
To: Chris Miller
Happy Birthday Gentle Ears! I'm so so happy that you're in my life!
To: Todd Shelton
Happy 12th anniversary to my wonderful husband Todd! I love you.
To: Terrie and Conrad
Wishing you fair weather, calm seas, and good sailing! Love
—Joey And Lori Long
April 20, 2012
To: Jeremy and Bonnie Ruth Farmer
You and your little tribe of six are listening to tonight's program in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Thank you for serving Jesus there. We and our little tribe of five in Nashville, TN adore you.
Ryan and Chrissy Boomershine
Happy 31st Anniversay to my dear bride, Sherry...we finally made it to Prairie Home Companion after listening together for all these years...it was worth the 9 hour drive from the Gulf Coast!!
To: Jim and Marcia Twait
Happy to have my parents at the Ryman tonight to listen to GK & PHC LIVE! Despite the so-so seats, I know they'll have a great night and celebrate dad's retirement in 42 days!
To: Mike Weber
Happy birthday Mike! You'll always be young to me!
To: Ton Strawman
Happy 60th! enjoy the show, wish we were there with you. How do you keep the rain from tipping tulips?
From Sunny Seattle, Kris and Mark
April 19, 2012
Listening to A Prairie Home Companion this warm April evening takes me back in time about 30 years. Thanks to you and Dad for putting the speakers in the windows and forcing your four children into the yard to to listen, dance and sing along. We are all above average as a result.
—Mary Catherine Barganier
To: Anna, Emily, joseph and molly
thanks for the tickets to the nashville show for our 25th wedding anniversary. After 20 years of satuarday night fish frys and tales from lake Wobegone you finally get it!
—billy and marynell martin
To: Hadassa Lefkowitz
Happy Belated Birthday. Looking forward to your party tomorrow night. You are not only the Queen of Parody writing, but a dear friend. i'm glad you were born!
April 18, 2012
To: Elaine Brubaker
Happy Birthday to Elaine Brubaker of Minneapolis and Dundas, Minnesota as she enters her 60th year. Many more years of shaping landscapes and creating bird sanctuaries.
April 17, 2012
To: Janice Coventry
Happy Birthday, Mom. 74 years young and celebrating with a Prairie Home Companion at the beautiful Ryman Auditorium.
To: Sam & Ann Epting
Have a wonderful evening at the Mother Church of Country Music. Where the rhinestones are plenty, parking is scarce, and the acoustics are above average.
To: Elaine Brubaker
Happy 60th to our card-playing, high-jinxing buddy, a PHC fan for 35 years!
April 16, 2012
To: Pam Horne
Wishing Pam Horne, who has attended PHC shows in Ann Arbor, East Lansing, Purdue, and NYC, a happy 60th birthday.
To: Charles Betts, Sr.
Happy 80th birthday, Dad!
Love, Charles & Sylvia
April 14, 2012
There may be snow on the roof, but there's fire in the furnace. Happy 4th Anniversary, I Love You.
Happy Birthday Nana Maureen
Love, Chris, Nicole and Delia
—Chris and Nicole Cordaro
To: Thea, Darwin, and Cora Gundy
Hi girls, hope you enjoyed some spicy tacos, please be gentle with your grandparents and get to bed on time! Thanks deedee and bubba! Love, momma and Babbo.
To: Salma Bryan
Seven going on seventy in your sense of humor. Weekly, you listen loud and proud; today I won’t say “lower the volume”. Enjoy the show!
To: Peter and Becca in Pittsburgh
Good luck on your medical licensing exams and don't party too hard Wednesday night. Love, Mom
To: Michele Johnson
Happy 22nd Anniversary to my little SNUGGLE BUNNY! It's been great. Spending our day with Garrison and the crew makes it even better! Love You!
To: Bill Furman
You actually took a break from pulling on those teats and spreading manure to go downstate and see "PHC!" Wow! The girls were sore anyway!
April 13, 2012
Happy birthday to my husband David! 18 years ago you introduced me to Prairie Home on our honeymoon--I've been head over heels for you both ever since! All my love, Cynthia
April 10, 2012
To: Joanna Lowry
Just to let you know you English majors are no longer restricted to stoking your anguish on POEM (Professional Organization of English Majors). I've started up a competing group of sad sacks, MUSEUM (Massively Unemployed Society of English University Majors) and will be sending you an application form.
To: Catherine Kaufmann
Happy 80th Birthday Mom,
We love you.
From Michael,Kevin and Linda
April 7, 2012
To: Sharon Rumley
Glad,you don't need surgery. Get Well.See you this summer.
—Wayne Rumley II
My dearest friend, I eagerly await your return to our crazy country. I'll get the graham crackers and the Prairie Home if you get here.
Nick, have a great trip to San Antonio and best wishes to you on the presentation of your paper. Of course Mom cannot remember the title of it.
We are proud of you and your many accomplishments! Love Mom & Dad
Happy first time attendance to our nine year old son. So glad to have you join our annual tradition at town hall, today april 7th. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Love mom and dad.
To: Tess McCune
Hi Mom! Hope you can tune in to the show! Wish you were here to see the sound effects guy at work. Happy Easter!
To: Mikey Smallman
To my beloved husband,
Happy great big birthday from Kiki and Poppy and Zoie. We love you!
April 5, 2012
To: James Schaffer
Congratulations on becoming the newest Eagle Scout! Mom, Dad and your sister Jordan are all proud of you
From Vermont's Green Mountains to the lakes in Madison, I'm glad you made it another year. Happy birthday to the strongest woman I know.
April 4, 2012
Love from across the Atlantic may not be familiar or desired, but you remain its strongest recipient. Happy Easter!
April 3, 2012
To: Mom and Dad
Autumn is beginning down here in Cape Town, South Africa, hopefully it's nice to see even warm winters fade in Minnesota.
Love, Your Son.
April 2, 2012
To: Glen Michel & Family
His family in Sacramento sends him a fond farewell, as he passed at home on March 30. A huge fan of Garrison Keillor and of Rhubarb Pie, Glen's joy in listening to Prairie Home Companion brought a smile to us all. His warmth and wit will be greatly missed! Now pass the rhubarb!
—Glen's Family in Sacramento Michael
April 1, 2012
To: Adam and Claire
Congratulations on your engagement, you just heard that in Garrison Keillor's voice. From Tom in Idaho
March 31, 2012
To: Lynda Miller
Happy Easter. To you and family.In Tulsa,Ok.
—Wayne Rumley Ii
To: Clark Reed
You wooed me through banjo tunes, eating tacos on Tuesdays and driving around in the Earthmobile. You make my heart twang. Happy 12th Anniversary, Clark!
To: Krause Family
Love getting to listen to you guys all the way in California!
To: Tip and Vi Reed
Hello to my 93 year old aunt Vi and my cousin Tip who stay high......at 9300 feet in the Sangre De Cristo mountains above Westcliffe, Co! Love you guys!
To: Bill Adams
Belated birthday wishes to both Rachael & Bill! Good thing we celebrate birthdays Hanakkah style with a Beatles theme because I love you guys eight days a week. Lets chase squirrels in the yard forever! Love from the Momma Kristy-Moo
To: John and Lena
Happy Anniversary and welcome to the newest member of the family, Kitty.
—John and Lisa Calderone
To: Ian Kidd
To Ian at Case Western: we know it is tough work studying Materials Engineering but do not study to hard, you are liable to fall out of the tree! Keep up the hard work--we are thinking of you! Your big sis Abby, Jackie and Tim
To Stephi in Chicago: Happy Birthday! Wish you were here with us tonight, but we understand that someone has to be out saving the world, because we all know it won't save itself. Meanwhile we'll just sit here and wait patiently. Lots of love! Mom, Dad, Jay, Abby, and Tim!!
My sweet Merry...Missing you at the Prairie...wish you could be here...loving you Mommy and PaPa and Molly and Tommy.
Happy Birthday Pop Pop... having a great time at the Prairie...wish you were here! We love you Kimmie, Debbie, Tony, Tom, Molly, Tommy and Merry.
To: California Auntie Bobbie
Can you believe that we're at the Prairie in Milwaukee? Thanxs for introducing us to Lake Wobegon. Wish you were here! Go Mercer Tigers!
To: Marsha Bateman
Happy 60th Birthday to Marsha Bateman from Bill & Dave!
To: Jodi & Steve Emily
Jodi & Steve in Colorado! Great job on your latest production. He is beautiful! Enjoy your new baby boy Cormac. Much love to you all. Aunt Linda and Uncle Lynn
March 30, 2012
To: Scott Dizack
Happy birthday, Scott. Wow, 62 years of love, devotion, and being a premium stud. For 62 years you have smelt like pine and "Old Spice" which gives you your the distinguished aroma. We love you and have a "select cut" birthday!
To: Count this Penny
We love you and are so proud of you. Glad the people at Lake Wobegon get to hear you now, too! We are the ones happy crying in the balcony tonight!
—Suzanne &Rachel Zulauf-Zuraw
Enjoy the final year of your 30's. Next year at this time we both will have made it into our 40's.
Mark and Will
To: Scott Harris
Happy 60th Birthday Dad, from your ever growing family. Aaron, Maureen, Sarah, Abby, Max, JP, and Niki. We love you. Enjoy the show.
To: Dennis Uhlig
My friend Dennis will be celebrating his birthday by attending the Milwaukee show tomorrow night. I won't comment on his age, but he kind of looks and sounds like Garrison--in a good way!
March 29, 2012
To: mara fornicoia; lars olson
Greg and Jackie from Green Bay say hello to their Minnesota progeny, Mara and Lars. Wish you could join us for dinner at the King & I after the show.
It's Saturday, It's Milwaukee, HPC is here.....and not a pig in the sky. Yeehaw!
To our Dilly Bear, away for the first time overnight. Have a great time. Tell Aunt Laura if you need hugs. We love and miss you! -- love, Mom and Dad.
To: Dave and Joyce Laiosa
Have a great trip to Italy,
Since moving to Milwaukee we've lost our collective barganing, and now Robert Thomas Scalito want to take away our care, but, at least we have our Health!
Michael and Angie
To: Molly and Tommy
Dear Gerrisson, Please say hello to Molly(9) and Tommy (6). They are listening on the radio, because we make them.
March 28, 2012
To: Garrison Carter Hess
Welcome to the world baby boy! You are already quite above average.
Love- Dad, Mom, and your big brother Thomson
To: Kathleen Corcoran
Happy 74th Birthday Mom! You're doing great in your recovery from neck surgery. The neck brace is very becoming and hardly noticeable at all!
Soon you'll be back to your spry self!
We love you.
Maureen, Josh, Will and Riley.
March 27, 2012
To: My wonerful wife,Debra
Glad to finally see the show in person.this is a small,sincere thank you gift to my wonderful wife,Debra,of 34 years.Don't blow it for us!
Happy Birthday to my best friend and love of my life. To my good-looking man from your strong woman and above-average children.
To: cliff and alice miller
Congratulations Cliff & Alice! After 50 passionate years your kisses still linger like camping up north. We're inspired! Love, the girls, grand kids and great grand kids.
(50th anniversary wish for the Milwaukee show. Will be visiting from Cottage Grove, WI)
We hope that you and Brian are having great fun on your birthday while on vacation! Perhaps you guys might still find an excuse to come visit New Jersey again!
The Jersey Ehrmans (Catherine, Ken, Spencer, & Abigail)
March 26, 2012
To: Paul Pyfferoen
I just want to say that it is pretty awesome to be here at the show! Thanks to my brother Paul Pyfferoen for getting me in! I remember listening to this show when I was a kid! Also, here is a greeting to my Mom, Mary!
Thank you for caring for me the past 12 months as I had severe spinal surgery, my son died, and my Mother died. I would not have made it through without you.
March 25, 2012
To: Janice and Ethel
177 years is far too long a wait to see the man with the red shoes. Hope your having a good time. --Kyle (my grandma's are in row 9 on the left if you want to wave!)
March 24, 2012
To: Sammie Bates
Happy 2nd Birthday, cousin! We'll miss you when we move overseas this summer. Those seven hours between Philadelphia & Columbus won't seem so long anymore.
—Addy & Teddy Bates
March 19, 2012
To: cliff & alice miller
(for Milwaukee Theater show 3/31/12)...
Congratulations Cliff & Alice. After 50 passionate years, your kisses still linger like camping up north. We're inspired! Love, the girls, grandkids and great grandkids.
March 17, 2012
To: Hailey Anne
Happy birthday Hailey, i hope this is the the best 4 year old birthday you ever have ^.^
love you much !!
March 11, 2012
To: Gordon Glover
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Graduation from Old Dominion University, Virginia.
Philosophy and Religion, on the road to Law School---no mountain tops for you.
Hard work and study pays off! We are so proud of you!
Rest, relax, take the weekend off---and get a job by Monday!!!!
Mom and Dad, Graham, Padraic and David
March 6, 2012
To: The Butler family back in Claremont, Minnesota
Hi to Grandma, Grandpa, and everyone! Congrats to Joey and Emily; sorry I couldn't make it this weekend. Dad, make sure Mom eats some cake.
Love from Kentucky!
To: Tom, Kimmie and Tony
We've waited four years and we're finally here in Milwaukee with the Prairie gang!! It is well worth the wait. Hi to Molly and Tommy, the new generation of Prairie Fans!! Go Mercer Tigers!!
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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).