April 29, 2012 - May 5, 2012
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May 5, 2012

To: Larry
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
—Lorraine Mullen

To: Will
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.
—Tracie Setliff

To: Kim
Happy early Mothers day Momma!! Miss you so very much! Love love love you. Chris, Katie, Gizzie, Laila
—Katie Hanselman

May 4, 2012

To: Cindy Ballinghoff
Happy Birthday Mom. 53 is a good age. The dog doesnít bark as loud and itís always hot, even on cold days.
—Missy Ballinghoff

To: Christy
Thanks for the last 10 years on the Mississippi! Happy 29th anniversary just around the bend.
—Larry Brown

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

To: Jim'r
Happy Birthday! There are no rules saying you can't celebrate your February birthday into May Party on dude!
—Bev'r Anderson

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!
—Anne Peterson

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!
—Philip Gonyo

To: Judy
Hope that your Mackieís Dinner mug is making the San Francisco coffee taste even better.
—Gerry Lauer

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.
—Shannon Hoffman

To: Sonya
For the Atlanta Live Show May 12: Happy 20th Anniversary my sweet Sonya.
—Bill Jacobs

To: Ken Shea
Happy 51st birthday sweetheart. Your a real swell guitar player. Birthday 5/20.
—Kathy Shea
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