Greetings
May 27, 2012 - June 2, 2012
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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.
—Suzanne Patterson



To: my husband Sheldon
I'm grateful to have you as my partner for this second act of our lives!
—Mary Beth Clark



To: Beth
Thank you for a wonderful 36 years. Nice of PHC to have this great show on our anniversary
—Terry Sawyers



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!
—Liz Shapiro



To: Anna
To a swan lost "down under": I got your named read out by GK. Will you call me back now? Miss you.
—Daniel Dittrick



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!
—Susan Blair



To: Lindsey
You make it possible to sail through stormy weather. Thank you for sharing this special evening with me.
—Duke Meloling



To: Margaret Brooks
Happy Birthday Mom!
—Abbe Brooks



To: Ralf
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.
—Deborah Cousins



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



To: Davis
Congratulations for swimming in the NC state Special Olympics this weekend.
—Johanna Anderson



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



To: Julia
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.
—Karrie Manson



To: Ed Holub
Happy 51st birthday to Ed "The Hatchet" Holub. Only 49 to go!
—Christine Moorman



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.
—Greta Hansen



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. Love,
—Jessica Silverman



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
—Andrea Thomson



To: Carter
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
—Estes Thompson

June 1, 2012




To: Marvin Johns
Hello to Marvelous Marvin celebrating his Double Golden Birthday (finally! with Garrison at Koka Booth).
—Sally Johns



To: ruth mcmains
Dear mom, Happy 83rd birthday. Please drive the beemer slower than your age. Love kay
—kay groski



To: Bruce
Sorry I broke my leg, honey. It wasn't to get out of the midnight feedings. Thanks for being an everpatient husband and father!
—Sara Aycock



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.
—Sarah Warren



To: Emily
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!
—Luke Montoya



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. Love, 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!!)
—Jennifer Fuller



To: Joe Gaughran
We are finally here, honey! Attending a live broadcast of Prairie Home Companion...our marriage is complete. Happy Birthday!
—Lindsay Gaughran

May 31, 2012




To: Geoff
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?
—Beth Harris



To: Susann
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."
—Ben Schmit

May 30, 2012




To: Sean
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; and Congratulations to father, Jim on his retirement after 33 years in the criminal justice field. Sit back and relax finally, you've earned it.
—Dan Sellers

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!
—Ashley Pompey



To: Curt & Elaine and Larry & Irene
Happy 62nd wedding anniversary to both sets of parents, you are our inspiration
—Rich & Sharon Hallberg



To: Sharon
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!
—KEN MUNCY
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