August 4, 2012 - August 10, 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»

August 7, 2013

To: Miriam
Happy Birthday, Mom, Miriam Kachur. Eighty eight years old on August 8th. That's 88 on 8/8, congratulations from your son.
—Lewis Kachur

August 6, 2013

To: Jaleesa
Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife!!! Love You Babe
—Paul Cote

August 5, 2013

To: Bob and Gail Schultz
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad. Enjoy your "double nickel" at Interlochen! And thanks again for the pontoon ride on Long Lake.
—Matt Schultz

To: Julia Panaccio
To Julia Panaccio, our mother & Mom-Mom, Happy 100th Birthday - Cent'anni! Love, your family, celebrating with you at Mass at Mother of Divine Grace parish, Philadelphia, August 11th.
—Gregory Gordon

August 4, 2013

To: Scott
Happy 40-something birthday to my husband. You finally get to spend the day with Garrison. Hope you guys have fun. Love Sacha..
—Sacha Klein

To: Weezer
Hello to gram and gramps hope you enjoy the show and weezer good luck in nursing school this fall at MSU love Dad
—Michael Scheid

August 3, 2013

To: Ron, Fran and Mickey
Thank you for being our foundation as ours crumbled beneath us. Won't we all be glad when the kids are back in their own home? Love you! Carolyn and Deuane
—Carolyn Blatchley

To: Cliff
32 years with my favorite farmer... And yes, I love you more than my dog!! Sorry Marcie
—Jackie Root

To: Rick Dennison
Thanks to my husband Rick for bringing me to this live show. Been on my wish list for years. Thanks, too, Garrison, for not retiring before we could see you in person - awesome!
—Bonny Dennison

August 1, 2013

To: Matthew
To Matthew, Happy Four Year Anniversary (8/1/2013). I can't wait to spend a lifetime with you, although sometimes it feels I already have... :) Love, Michael
—Michael Sacco

July 31, 2013

To: Sam and Pat
Love to Sam and Pat, the two greatest guys, and their two greatest cats - Claudia Jean and Copernicus. Love, Emily
—Emily Ryan

To: Becca & Sara
Happy Birthday to Sara! And to Becca- Josh says he loves you!
—Joshua Bayer

To: alan aiken
happy early birthday to a good man, a great dad and my first (and only!) husband. After almost forty-seven years you still make me laugh --even if sometimes you don't mean to.
—kathryn aiken

To: Owen
Happy (July 31st) Birthday to Owen, born under a Vermont Blue Moon 28 years ago today! Love,Mom & Dad
—Lisa Foley

July 30, 2013

To: Paul, Lenna, Nate, Felix, Henry, Ilya, Julie, Boris, Sofya, Naum, Leo, and Elvira
We forgot what we wanted to say, but we hope we remembered all of you...
—Alex & Anya Vladimirsky

July 29, 2013

To: Madeleine
Missing you since you left for the summer intensive at Evergreen City Ballet. Glad to here that you're working hard on your fouettes, and also enjoying Modern for once. Love Dad.
—Yul Kim

To: Kathryn and Daoud
Happy Almost 25th Anniversary - May your next 25 years be even more fun filled! Wave hello to Garrison now!
—Kate Pietschman

July 27, 2013

To: Lise and Paul Duda
Thank you for helping me find my way to Prairie Home all those years ago. The ride would be boring without you guys! Love Karen
—Keith & Karen Buzzell

To: Jeffrey Rolfe in Farmingdale ME
Happy 49 1/2 Birthday. Sorry you have to wear those manty hose after falling because your walker lost its tennis ball. We Love ya!
—Keith & Karen Buzzell

To: Becky--Shakes
Well, we made it. After all these years and roads we traveled, we arrived. I love you so much! Eat some powder milk biscuits would you?
—Matthew Gardner

To: Deb in Holmen Wisconsin
Greetings from the twin cities (Bangor/Brewer). The blueberries are on the way. Ship us your homemade lefse by air express. This time, keep the lutefisk for yourself. Love, Harlan and Pam
—Harlan Onsrud

To: PAm
Happy Birthday to Pam, my partner and soul mate. After almost losing the dog in the garden, I concede that you may have been right about giant pumpkins needing their own patch. I will clear a path through them this week. The tomatoes are in there somewhere... I promise! All my love, Heidi
—Heidi Kleiber

To: Ethan, James, Alex, Taylor, Glenn
Congratulations to our newly registered Maine Guides Ethan, James, Alex, Taylor and Glenn down at Seaspray Kayaking, now lets go find those people that we took out before the test.
—Scott Shea

To: Grampster,mind like a steel trap body like a hamster
Hey daddy, don't forget you gotta give me away on the equinox! And seeing as how the last time you got me back, you might want to make the deal a little sweeter this Time,see if it sticks!and Mo! Don't forget to shut the weasel door! The ladies are depending on you!
—Karen Strunk,soon to be stpierre!

To: Daughter Skyla
Daughter Skyla in New York city…incredibly fresh lobsters on the way down…look for them off the docks around Battery Park in a week or two…they’re slow swimmers…Big Love, Daddy Guy
—Glenn Stover

July 26, 2013

To: Michael
When you walked in wearing a nail belt and suspenders with an pressed button-down shirt, I though you might be the one. When you whistled along to "Rhapsody in Blue," I knew. So glad I screwed up the courage to ask you out. 30 years and counting!
—Gretchen Piston Ogden

To: Pete Geaghan
To: Peter Geaghan For the July 27th Show in Bangor, Maine: On this our 20th Wedding Anniversary, I thank you for teaching me how to love and live the 'wonderful' life we have shared together. I look forward to at less twenty more... —Cynthia Geaghan
—Cynthia Geaghan

To: Brittany
I'm so excited that you said yes! Don't worry, there will be no tuna hot dish at the reception.
—Brendan Morse

To: Mike Petro
To celebrate your 60th birthday we are going to spend a wonderful evening laughing and listening to stories past. See you in Williamsport PA!
—Patty Wahl

To: Caleb
Happy 13th Caleb, so glad to be here with you. Now turn that smile on the world every chance you get! Love, Papa
—Jay Pettit

July 25, 2013

To: Mom & Dad
Hi Mom & Dad, Hope you're having fun at the show; everyone here is miserable. Love, Your favorite son John
—John Fitzgibbons

To: Mom & Dad
Hi Mom & Dad, Hope you're having fun at the show; everyone here is miserable. Love, Your favorite daughter Caitlin
—Caitlin Fitzgibbons

July 24, 2013

To: Uncle Bruce and Aunt Mariam
Happy 61st Annivesrary from the Chicago contingent of FAPLWAM.May you have many more happy years. Thanks for introducing us to Chautauqua Institution too!
—Wendy Miller

To: Brent Hoard
Brent, I am so grateful for our first month as husband and wife. You are my best friend and love. Belated Happy Birthday. More, Liz
—Liz Hoard

To: Ricco and Jaxen
We are at the show tonight, put the cats in before the coyotes come out at dusk.
—Amy Call

To: Julie Barnofski
You are my person, you are my home, you are my companion. I love you darling.
—Caleb Portfolio

July 23, 2013

To: Melody
Melody, Happy Belated Birthday, one month late today. I got you a belated birthday card, but haven't remembered to send it. Love, Sterling
—Sterling Lawrence

July 22, 2013

To: Brent Hoard
Happy birthday Brent. And thank you for an amazing first month of our marriage. More.
—Elizabeth Hoard

To: Roger
Happy Anniversary my love...We began our grand marital adventure with a cross country honeymoon road trip and Garrison Keillor, PHC and Lake Wobegon as our traveling companions. Raised our family singing Powder Milk Biscuits and Ajuh jingles. It's been a breathtaking journey ever since...Thank you for 30 beautiful years...lets keep travelin on !! All my love...
—Louise Collins

July 21, 2013

To: Peter Geaghan
For the July 27th Show in Bangor, Maine: On this our 20th Wedding Anniversary, I thank you for teaching me how to love and live the 'wonderful' life we have shared together. I lot forward to at less twenty more...
—Cynthia Geaghan

To: David
Son, Dad and I are so proud of you. You mean the world to us. We are thankful Nikki had you to turn to when she needed help and very honored you both can share your evening with us at the show tonight in Cincinnati.
—Maggie Longshore

July 20, 2013

To: Rich Schleh
For the July 29th show at American Music Theatre: Happy Anniversary, dear - thank you for the best 4 years of my life. I love you!
—Susan Schleh

To: Little nephrew River
Happy belated 3rd birthday my awesome little nephew! May you fly high, jump far and explore all the huge life adventures your life will bring.
—Cory Child

To: Connie Golden
Happy July 20 Birthday. Enjoy the show in Louisville and hope it won't be too hot!!! From your loving husband of nearly 33 years.
—Dale Golden

July 19, 2013

To: Lilly & Adam Starr
Happy 18th birthday(s). We'll see you Friday night.
—Starlight Theatre

To: paul lombardi
Enjoying our 40th Anniversary here in beautiful Vermont... We met when we were 17 and 18 year old camp counselors at a Lutheran Camp in Pennsylvania. Still happily married and still complaining Lutherans.....
—bonnie Lombardi

July 18, 2013

To: Cindy
Happy upcoming 60th birthday to me! (I didn't know how to do this ahead of the July 17th Salt Lake City show, but enjoyed the show immensely)
—Cindy Sisson

To: Christian
Thanks a lot for telling me about this great show!
—Dorothee Hermanni

July 17, 2013

To: Luisa McMillan
To my beloved wife on our 15th Anniversary. If I had to do it all over again, the only thing I would change is asking you to marry me 30 years earlier.
—Jim McMillan

July 16, 2013

To: Kelly Seifring
Sending a Rocky Mountain High happy birthday to my dear friend. It only took me 30 years and look . . . I didn't miss your birthday!
—Shannon Ross

To: Amanda
My beautiful Amanda, May all our years be as happy as our first! Happy one year anniversary, Kitten.
—Elijah Ickes

To: Marlis Wadleigh
My darling bride and firefighter….Happy 49th Birthday. Just think it will be 20 years in September when we first met and I tossed you out of that airplane, may our adventures continue.
—Matt Swinden

To: Kyle
We will be attending the 7/18 Red Rocks show in Colorado, and I would love for the following greeting to be read at that show. Thank you, I'm really looking forward to the show! Greeting: KD, What an adventure it's been... Here's to creating the best story, with many more adventures! Chick-ahhhh! Love, KN
—Kate Nickols

To: Max
Dearest Max, happy 30th birthday to the love of my life! Sincerely, wife
—Angela Kmeck

July 15, 2013

To: Jim and dorcie tracy
Hello, to my parents in hermiston oregon, hope you are enjoying your separate summers: mom, tending your father's raspberry bushes at home and dad in the mountains for as long as possible. Thanks for loving each other in your own special ways. Your eldest child,
—Jennifer Tracy

To: Ed Russell
Happy birthday dad from your daughter studying abroad in the land down under!
—Kirsten Russell

To: The Rutledges
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! Enjoy the picnic in Brevard! We love you! -your favorite carolina/california liberals and your granddog Morty!
—Brooks Hazel

To: Dan Le Blanc
Thank you for being my date to see Garrison Keillor / Prairie Home Companion this week @ Red Rocks Ampitheather! You've helped me check off one of my bucket list items! Love you! ~ Your favorite (only) wife
—Rachel Le Blanc

To: Joanna
To my wife Joanna who found me a date so she didn't have to attend the show I am addicted to, that's love!
—Gregory Grayham

July 14, 2013

To: Julianna
To my sweetness, Julianna, our 11 years together have been the best of my life! And I swear I didn't mean to lock you out of the house Friday night! :-)
—Alex Flores

To: George and Sarah
Hope you are having a good vacation... After driving 350 miles from Prospect Connecticut just to see "A Prairie Home Companion" in Bangor Maine. Too bad they didn't know "A Prairie Home Companion" was in Danbury Connecticut on July 25.
—Paul Breau

To: Linda Creed
Happy birthday to our favorite aunt--please don't tell the other aunts. You set the bar pretty high for other NW Missouri farm gals.
—Michelle Bliss

July 13, 2013

To: Joan
Happy 17th anniversary. It has been wonderful. And I look forward to the next 43 years together (at which time our retirement funds run out).
—Neil Tedeschi

July 11, 2013

To: Pamela Richey
Happy two week anniversary honey!
—Ben Richey

To: Dave Davis
Happy 64th birthday! Now that your wife is retiring too, there goes all that free time you have been enjoying!
—Laurene Davis

To: Bob Sexton
Dad, We hope you enjoy getting to see A Prairie Home Companion under the stars. Happy 70th birthday! You are the best father ever. You always put your family and friends above yourself. We love you. Love, Stacey and Harlan
—Stacey Sexton

To: Margaret Gross
Happy 50th Anniversary! Enjoy your celebration in New Orleans, and thank you for sharing with me the best 50 years of our life (so far).
—James Gross

July 10, 2013

To: Deena
I'm sorry that I didn't save you any of the leftover Chinese food -- but my subsequent food poisoning shows how much I love you, by saving you from the fried rice. I love you!
—Steven Chan

To: Nils
Happy 33rd anniversary. You might love me more but I loved you first.
—Sharon Olson

To: Janet Meyer
Happy 56th birthday and 25th wedding anniversary darling, it's all been a grand ride.
—Peter Sleeth

To: Grandma Lois
Congratulations to Lois Campbell of Forest Grove, Oregon, as she turns 106 on July 12, still in her own home. She actually goes to senior exercise 3 times a week! We kids, grandkids, great grandkids and great-great grandkids love our Grandma Lois.
—Kirke Campbell

July 9, 2013

To: Don Yoder
Don, "The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made." 30 years wed, hope to enjoy 30 more!
—Kelly Yoder

To: Ken
If you asked again, I'd say "yes" all over. Thanks for a wonderful 27 years of marriage. Here's looking forward to many more years together!
—Cindy Mogseth

To: Jan Muir
To my dear Janique, It has been a wonderful 35 years: 8 kids, 5 grandkids, two dogs, a cat, and Coco. I love you more each day!
—Larry Muir

To: Dave
Happy 20th Anniversary, dear Dave. Happy to be seeing GK again, happy to be sitting next to you again, happy to driving home with you again. Happy Anniversary to us.
—Heidi Reynolds

July 8, 2013

To: Bapo
So glad you are paddling rivers in retirement, and that mom is watching your every twist and turn-over. Your 36 years of love inspires our budding love.
—Bipa & Matt Bernacchi

To: Ron Roeser
Happy 80th Birthday Grampa - you are an inspiration to us grandkids. We want you to know we appreciate your wisdom. Love Luke Lucy Jackson Sally & Sam
—Paula Atkins

July 7, 2013

To: Joy & Michael Ballentine
Jerry & Peggy Goldberg in Denver,Colo. are happy with the return of Dr Joy & Michael Ballentine to Brighton Colo. from Phoenix where they learned what the weather in Hell was like this early summer. Welcome to new job at Hansel Phelps in Greely and hopefully prosperity and new challenges! Good to have you both back in Cool Colorful Colorado
—Jerry & Peggy Goldberg

To: My dear daughter Devin
Thank you for being the coolest 8 year old in Portland, so radiantly enthused to go see 'that funny guy from the radio' with me. I promise I won't tell your friends about it in ten years. Love, Mom
—Katie Grindeland

July 6, 2013

To: My Wonderful Mommy
I am so glad you are my mom, Mommy! I love you so much! You are the best!
—Kelta Vincent

July 5, 2013

To: Bob Roberts
For the Spokane Radio Romance Show July 8th...Happy 70th Birthday know, 70 is the new 50, so now I'm the one who's robbing the cradle! I love you, Becky
—Becky Gehret

July 4, 2013

To: Jeanne Pearson
Your grandchild in Chicago sends grateful greetings. November's trip will be one for the family to remember. Thank you.
—Evan Fazio

July 3, 2013

To: Janet Hamilton
Happy 50th Birthday (on July 10)! Will you marry me?
—Rob Lothrop

June 29, 2013

To: Caleb Wayne Payton Jesse
Happy first birthday!
—Sean Jesse

To: Darby
To the best mom anyone could hope for. After many years as a loyal Garrison Keillor groupie, you're finally in the audience experiencing the magic in person. Remember to eat, take deep breaths and try not to faint.
—Brendan and Cari O'Brien

To: Scorey family
Welcome to Berkshire. Eva & nessa, Remember to spend that hundred euro your granny gave you..on your auntie benie perhaps
—Benie Mc Guinness

To: Anne Pacileo
Happy Birthyday extravaganza weekend! You're a wonderful wife and mother! We all love you very much!
—Your Loving Family

To: Margot Mercer
Margot and Jed, Oregon urban farmers, hope you are collecting all that excess methane from your bountiful broccoli harvest!
—Thomas Mercer

To: Mark
For twenty years I've wanted to see this show. Now I realize I was just waiting to be here with you.
—Ann Marie Grathwol

To: Jack
With this your third PHC show, the second on your own, it seems our indoctrination of you is now completed. You're doing your old folks at home proud! Love, Mom & Dad
—Dave Wrenn

To: Jean
Jean's family wants to welcome her to the official Medicare Card-Carrying Curmudgeon's Club. Happy 65th birthday today!
—Nicole Anliker

To: Bibi Pasternack
Happy 28th anniversary honey. I'm toasting you with a Dixie cup of bug juice from Camp Nebagamon, Wisconsin.
—Ted Dupont

To: Rich & Reanne
The weather is here, the wine is too, the only thing missing is the company of you!
—Greg & Deb Bonzek

To: All those people who eat New Zealand Apples
Hi there to all the apple growers who started listening to the show when they found out that you buy our apples to glue on your trees when you are in short supply in the USA. They need all the help they can get.
—Jimmy Parlane

June 28, 2013

To: Ama, Alex and Martha
Ama, Happy Birthday, we're glad to be spending it with you up in Vermont! Have fun in Florida, feel free to take black flies with you, compliments of New England!
—Chloe Dickinson

To: The Herd of 32 Horses and Many Devoted Humans at Blue Star Equiculture
Blue Star Equiculture - a Working Horse Rescue and Sanctuary helping Horses, Humans and Mother Earth in the small, but vibrant town of Palmer, MA...We love you all, especially Cupcake, the Herdmaster!
—Laura Grant

To: Malita and Roy Brown
Congratulations on your 45th Anniversary (in the audience at Tanglewood).
—Mark Flahive

To: Marianne & Sarah
Remembering we were all here at Tanglewood this time last year. Early birthday wishes to Sarah, Eileen and especially Marianne turning the big 6-0 in West Virginia.
—Ceil O'Doherty

To: Ruth Machado Calhoun McQuade
It's just not right all of us sitting here with Garrison Keillor and not having you here. We raise a cup to Demi and Spatz who loved this show and taught us how to tell stories and laugh at ourselves. Have a safe ride home from the Woods Hole Ferry. We all love you anyway, Ruth. Keep those cards and letters coming.
—Will Calhoun

To: Donnie & Aleah
Congratulations on your new home--just 360 payments and it's ALL YOURS!
—Andy Holmes

To: Mrs. P
Congrats on your retirement! Remember, a teacher can never tell where her influence stops. Love, Team Tanglewood. PS - Hurry back to NJ. Your grandchildren need a hug.
—Team Tanglewood

To: Greg Massing
To my dearest Gregoire: 25 years ago we honeymooned in France, and tonight we have our first INDOOR seats for Prairie Home Companion. Happy 25th anniversary, my true love. Next year, back to the lawn!
—Laurie Coiley Massing

To: Linda
Happy Birthday my love. So glad to be continuing the tradition of coming with the kids to celebrate your birthday with all these beautiful people here at Tanglewood. Famous forever!
—Reggie Cooper

To: JoAnne
Thank you for bringing light to my world!
—Andie Newman

To: Kathy Anderson
Happy 29th Anniversary to my wonderful bride who couldn’t be here tonight, but I’m enjoying the evening with our daughters. It’s been a fun ride!
—Bill Anderson

To: April
Mom, thanks for trying something new, now wake up!! Happy Summer.
—Denise Meicke

June 27, 2013

To: Dad
Dear Dad, Every time I hear someone say Dr. Crawley, I think they mean you. I miss you and mom every day. I promise I won't turn into a Yankee and that I'll move back to the South someday. Your loving daughter, Dr. C
—L Crawley

To: Irene
We celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on June 25th. Irene is a long time fan of PHC, how could she not be? Her maternal grandparents from Norway & Sweden homesteaded in North Dakota. Her Dad was from Aland, the islands between Sweden and Finland. So happy to here with you again at Tanglewood! Love, Bruce
—Bruce Waldorf

To: Joe
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and smile with me daily - Happy Birthday! (July 9th 2013 Boise, ID show)
—Mandi Stewart

To: Donnie Lombard
I'm so happy the closing is over and we finally have a house! I can't wait to fill it up with candles!
—Aleah (uh-lee-uh) Webster

To: Todd and Naomi Smith
Greetings to our cruising buddies Todd and Naomi who shared this wonderful experience with us a year ago from B&B and C&C. Here's to the next adventure!
—Bob and Bonnie Sudell

June 26, 2013

To: May & Carl Daw
For hymn writer Carl Daw and his best beloved, from Hartford CT
—Meg Smith

To: Mike
Happy Tanglewood mini-moon to my brand new husband! Everybody is so jealous of us right now! Elephant poop forever, darling!
—Katherine Yoder-Moffit

To: becky elem
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—collins elem

June 25, 2013

To: Elaine
Happiest of anniversaries to Elaine from James – It’s been a joyful ride for these 39 years. I’d do it all over again!
—James Schwartz

June 24, 2013

To: Carol Lansinh
Sending love to my Mom, Carol Lansing, from Tanglewood..Summertime & the livin' is easy. Fish are jumpin' & cotton is high. Your Daddy's rich & Momma's good lookin'. Hush l'il baby, don't u cry...I love you Mom!!
—Jill Lansing

To: Clare & Charles Schulman
Mr. Keillor and the PHC team, At the upcoming show taping in Tanglewood, Lenox MA (June 29th 2013), two very special people will be in the audience. From Montreal,Canada Clare & Charles Schulman, happily married for over 37 years, are both celebrating their milestones 70th birthdays. Their two children and the MANY family & friends who love them have collectively gifted them two weeks vacation in the Berkshires, including tickets to your show of which they are long time fans. If you would be so kind as to mention them during the radio broadcast, as you often do for audience members, we would very much appreciate it! Thank you! Thank you so much for helping us make this milestone extra special. John, Alison, Matt and Josie
—John Schulman

To: Trudy Kijanka
Although I live in FL now, my Mom still occupies our family home in Plainville, CT, and, like me, is a long time listener of Prairie Home Companion. While I wish I could attend the show with her, I'm sending my (sometimes evil) older brother Kevin instead. I'd appreciate if you could tell her that her family loves her very much, and thanks for being the best Mom ever. God bless.
—Keith Kijanka

To: Members of Peace Corps Honduras 1983-1985
On the 30th anniversary of our arrival in Honduras to serve in the US Peace Corps, Tom and Jerry wish our entire group "Felicidades". Now if we could just find someone with the organizational skills to throw ourselves a party.
—Tom McGlone

To: GarryNancy
Happy anniversary to the couple that continues to author their story of love and grace. Your 42 years of marriage has taught me that it's still funny to laugh at flatulence. Love, Rachel & Izzy.
—Rachel Reenders

To: Jed Johnson
Happy Birthday Daddy! Love Jack and Henry. Go Hockey!
—Wendi Gunderson

June 23, 2013

To: Ed hogan
Happy birthday, daddy! We love you! Thank you for introducing us to prairie home companion! Love, holly, Amy, Mary, Hannah,jack,chub,moose, and Sadie.
—Holly Hogan

To: Beverly
Sorry that we only got you Prarie Home Companian tickets for your birthday. Lord knows you deserve more! We love you.
—Kevin and Chloe Heckler

June 22, 2013

To: Everyone at home in Fairban, am
Nursing school is going well. They were right about all the ticks in MN though. Can't wait to get home. Happy solstice!
—Liz Patterson

To: Nick in Fairbanks alaska
Happy solstice don't get too crazy! Wish you were here. Thanks for including us in Elizabeth's birthday trip to lake woebegone You scored big with the mother in law. Julie
—Julie Patterson

To: Gabe
There is a young man in the audience celebrating his seventh birthday. Gabe, you are numero uno! With love, your family.
—Danny Hergott

To: Brittany Dressler
Brittany, Bill, and Kate Have fun in Chicago. Since you are taking Baby Kate to the show, I hope Garrison Keillor will invite her on stage.
—Gretchen Pomeroy

To: Michael
Happy 30th anniversary to the love of my life! We showed them!! Xxxooo
—Terri Palluzzi

To: The Downs Kids
Welcome to Ravinia, kids. Hope you're having fun. Now settle down, we're trying to hear Mr. Keillor.
—Mom & Dad Downs

To: Sweet William
When I married you I thought I was marrying a Greek God, turns out what I got was a God Damn Greek! Happy Birthday my Love! Margie
—Marjorie Metros

To: Paratrooper Bill Metros
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy your 75th birthday is upon you! We love and cherish you! Anastasia, Melissa and Margie
—Anastasia Metros

To: Tomas Novickas
A toast to our summer anniversary! May our strengths continue to bloom & grow as we continue to uproot and compost the persistent presence of buckthorns and dandelions in our garden. I love you with pleasure.
—Patricia Sanborn-Novickas

To: John Kerr and Bill Kelleher
Dear John and Bill Thank you for always opening your home and hearts to me - your home will always be my American home away from home in Australia! Stay near and dear always....Jacquie
—Jacqueline Siva

To: Lydia and Chris
Hope you enjoy a romantic nature's respite with Garrison. The hoopla of wedding and baby planning will be there when you get back to the real world. -love, Mom
—Jeannie Dodge

To: Adam Behnke
Live from Ravinia: Happy 16th Birthday, Adam! With love, from Mom and Dad.
—Jennifer Behnke Behnke

To: Major Sam Sterlin, USAF
Maybe you'll hear this on air, but we wish we could be enjoying this together on the rain-soaked lawn at Ravinia.
—Ruth & David Sterlin

To: Dan Murray
To Dad from Anna: I hope you and Mom are enjoying your Father's Day gift of tickets to PHC at Ravinia! I wish I could be there with you, but I'll be listening at Luther College.
—Anna Murray

To: Bailey
Happy sweet 17 to Bailey J, who's spending her second birthday with Prairie Home!
—Suzi Benes

To: Jim Roth
Happy Birthday JIm Roth, a longtime fan of APHC.
—Don & Carole Trunnell

To: Dad
Greetings from Cameron and Bailey sitting in the lawn because our dad is too cheap to be pavillion seating.
—Richard Benes

To: Jessica Walsh
Your thirty first birthday Filled with your favorite things This haiku's for you!
—Matt Walsh

To: Robert Anderson
Tell the crew of the Hamilton that Mom will not give phone recipes while attending the PHC broadsat.
—Marilyn Anderson

To: Ted & Judith Heimer
Happy Birthday to my parents! Chicago is the 4th city where I've seen Prairie Home Companion live, and that's entirely their fault. Love and gratitude.
—Matt Heimer

To: Vanessa Manteca
I'm sorry I forgot to call the repair shop yesterday and check up on Skyler. I didn't know they closed on Saturdays. If its any consolation, I'm sure everyone at Ravinia is wishing that cruiser a quick recovery. C'est la vie!
—Jesus Manteca

To: Mae Britt Hansen
To Mama Mai-Britt, 91 years old and listening tonight in Geneva, Illinois.Thanks for not divorcing Dad - a Norwegian - the year before I was born.
—Linda Hansen

To: Patricia Beiting
You retired this week after 16 years of teaching, but I'm glad you're not retiring from being my mother. Happy retirement Mom, I love you!
—Kimberly Beiting

June 21, 2013

To: Rebecca and Mark Petersen
Happy 40th anniversary mom and dad. Happy to spend your day with you at Ravinia. Or over the radio from San Diego. We couldn't be who we are today without your love and patience.
—Matthew, Erik, and Kiersten Petersen

To: Jed Johnson
Happy Birthday Daddy! love your boys Jack and Henry
—Wendi Gunderson

June 19, 2013

To: Layla Eileen
Happy 5th birthday sweet girl. I love you so much.
—Stephanie Duncombe

To: Elyse
Happy Birthday Elyse, here's to all those Saturday evenings listening to PHC when we were little girls in south Minneapolis. I can't believe you are 40! (How hold does that make Keillor?)
—Emily Hansen

June 18, 2013

To: Kris Kozel
Happy Birthday to the best mom in the world!
—Steve Kozel

To: Joy and Ed
So happy you're enjoying A Prairie Home Companion live. Give a shout out for your dear old Dad in Sebring, Ohio! I'm listening.
—Marty Radcliff

To: Connor Smith
Darling, you changed my life from the moment I saw you across the room. Thank you for making me happier than I have ever been.
—Jennifer Cox

June 17, 2013

To: Herman and Joan Mullajohns
The children and grandchildren of Herman and Joan Mullajohns wish them a HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY, celebrating with Mr. Keillor on the lawn of Ravinia this coming Saturday, June 22 (the very day of their anniversary)!!!
—Lisa Shaw

To: Virgina Hilton
Happy Belated Birthday. You were on the road to North Dakota so I hope you had a great day! Love Anne
—Anne Hiles

To: Maggie Nawyn
At 15 you're likely the youngest person in America to start her own symphony and save an historic ballroom. Congratulations--you're my hero! Love Mom
—Lori Nawyn

June 16, 2013

To: Jane & Jack Weir
To Jane and Jack Weir on up north on Madeline Island Wisconsin: Happy Anniversary on June 21st. 60 years of love, faith, humor, happiness and public radio.
—Sheila weir

June 15, 2013

To: Rachel Nagorsky
Happy birthday little bear. Love Gary.
—Gary Owen

To: John
Happy 49th birthday ! the last 22 of your first 49 are only the beginning!
—Courtney Goldbach

To: Robin
Greetings to Robin, my lovely wife of 25 years. I'm in Seattle and all she got was this inexpensive yet heartfelt radio callout from the host of A Prarie Home Companion!
—Tom Moskal

To: Cari Brady
Cari we can't wait for you to come home from college. We can't wait to meet "the Boyfriend". Tell him not to worry we think he will pass all of the tests with flying colors. Love aunt Sherri and Uncle John
—Sherri Brady

To: To our parents- Reba, Keith, Mary, George
How we wish you were here! We'll see you soon in the Rocky Mountains.
—Laura and Jacob Miller/McPherson

To: Jill Dvorkin
Greetings to my fabulous wife, Jill, who left her Norweigan-Lutheran family behind in Minnesota, and hitched with a marginally-nice Jewish boy from New York, to raise a Norweigan-Lutheran, marginally-nice Jewish family in Seattle. Happy Sixth Anniversary, Love, Dan
—Dan Dvorkin

To: Will Warner
Happy Fathers Day Dad with love from Becky in the audience in Seattle. Thanks for all the forced cultural appreciation including PHC on cassette during car trips throughout my youth. Wish you were here !
—Becky Warner

To: Lily Clifton
Congratulations on your graduation from Boston College! Mom and Dad look forward to your return to the left coast and are wondering if you'll have time to help your brother get through Wazzu.
—Patrick Mulcare

To: The Hellers, the Hwangs, and the Argonauts
To Evelyn and Andrea, sorry, no babies yet, but hopefully this will do. Pepper, be a dog. Good dog!
—Tom and Lily H

To: SPC Rory Martinez
So proud of our son serving in Afghanistan, can't wait for you to come home safely! Love from Mom and Grant
—Shelley and Grant Huntley

To: Stephen Stott
Happy Father's Day Dad. We look forward to seeing you and Mom over 4th of July to see the fireworks.
—Erin and Fred Gilbreth

To: Flamin' Joanie
What joy that you're bouncing around the Lake again with your best black lab companion and your new hip!
—Denise Tabor

To: Seattle Fire Dept and my wife Kris
Kudo's to Seattle's Finest for the safe and efficient evacuation of the Victoria Clipper last nite. Happy 36th Anniversary to my wife Kris. Thanks for getting PHC tickets instead of the Whale Watching Tour on the Victoria Clipper!! Love you more than ever, Mark
—Mark Hiraiwa

To: Dr. Ryan Gaalswyk
Congratulations, Ryan, on finally achieving the goal you've been working so hard for!! Enjoy the show!!
—Lynn Mertes

To: Don Jones
Happy retirement, Dad! If the walleye are not biting on Lake Vermilion, the salmon are running in Seattle. Love your daughter, Poopsie (or Evelyn Bozak)
—Evelyn Bozak

To: Leon Schilling
"The roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd!" Happy Father's Day Daddy!! Thanks teaching us what live theater and good radio are all about. Love, CD & MC
—MariClaire Schilling

To: Dava Sobel
Happy Birthday from your brother and congratulations for being mentioned on the Writer's Almanac earlier today.
—Steve Sobel

To: Lynda
Happy (almost) 60th birthday Mom! Don't worry, we won't tell anyone. Oops! Oh well, now that everyone knows, can we have a party, or would you rather go to Disneyworld? Love, Jen and Lee.
—Jennifer Hunt

To: Alison Faulkner
Mom! Happy 55th birthday! This is your year! Thank you for treating us to Prairie Home Companion at le Chateue. Love Justin, Sara, Nathan, Haylie, and Sarah
—sarah rolfe

To: Phyllis
Looking forward to seeing you in a week. We'll have the rain ready.
—Alex Sutton

June 14, 2013

To: Steve Krauss
Happy birthday papa! Enjoy some stinky cheese and don't forget to share with the cats. Love, your son
—James Krauss

To: Shirley Morrison and Hinda Kipnis
Congratulations to my nonagenarian friends Shirley and Hinda who are starring in the new Norwegian (!) documentary film "Shirley and Hinda Take On Wall Street"! From your fellow Seattle Raging Granny, Karen.
—Karen Schneider

To: Michael, Robin, Adam, Tiffany, and the Kidos
From Seattle, I send love to my family in Oklahoma. And yes, Mom, I will hire you to design the exhibit, if you behave.
—Emily Hall

To: Linda Moore
Happy Birthday to our sister Linda, our favorite Twin-Citian. When are you coming to visit us in Bellingham? We have plenty of coffee shops for you.
—Dennis and Benita Moore

To: Jane
Happy birthday to my lovely wife Jane. You look just as young and beautiful as when we first met, which is probably why you still get carded for wine.
—Seth Howard

To: Duane and Eleanor Poole
Happy 60th anniversary and thanks for getting married on flag day so we almost never forget. Love from your grateful kids and grand kids
—Steve Poole

To: Mom and Dad
Hi Mom and Dad, our drive and move from Alaska, through Canada, Went Well. If the kids call, let them know. We think, we know where we left them and we'll leave next week to go look for them.. Having a great time Paul and Linda.
—Paul Sweeney

To: Mom and Dad
When I was 8, we saw this show and you learned I needed glasses when I couldn't see anyone on stage. 17 years later, I'm back. Thanks for all your love – and for the glasses.
—Alison M

June 13, 2013

To: Pat and Jim Bland
Mom and Dad- Wishing you early happy 70th birthdays. Please make it to your birthday or we will really feel bad. Much Love. Your horrible children
—Mary Pat & Brad Bland

To: Karen
Thanks for seven wonderful years of marriage.
—Glen Braun

June 12, 2013

To: Ryan Cresswell
Happy 40th Birthday,to my lovely fiance Ryan. You are now of an age when a Canadian can say "Eh?" and sound dignified. Congratulations. Love, Amber
—Amber Taylor

To: Scott
I know we'd never miss a live Prairie Home Companion show, but after almost 16 years together let's make honest men of each other and get married today at the Woodland Park Zoo.
—Matt Ratzer

To: Robin Johnston
Happy 81st birthday, and enjoy the show at Ste. Michelle Winery ... which is appropriate, since you're a big fan of Garrison Keillor and of wine, though not necessarily in that order.
—Scot Johnston

June 10, 2013

To: John T. O'Leary
Happy 80th Birthday to Mr. John T. O'Leary, native of Leadville, Colorado, longtime listener to Prairie Home Companion.
—Charlene O'Leary Luke

To: John T. O'Leary
My older brother, John, has been listening to your show for a long time and he thoroughly enjoys it. I have listened to some of the tapes he's made from your show and I too am fascinated by your guests and quality of the show. On June 13th, John will be 80 years old. Can you please wish him a "Happy Birthday" on that day? I would deeply appreciate it. By the way, John comes from a family of thirteen - ten boys and three girls. There are two sets of twins in a row right above me. John is fourth from the top and I'm fourth from the bottom. Thanks so much for your time. Rick O'Leary
—Rick O'Leary

To: John T. O'leary
Happy Birthday John! So blessed to have you in our lives. We love you very much! Hugs- Dale, Kerry, Matthew and Joshua
—Kerry Dunnells

To: John T. O'Leary
Happy 80th Birthday!! May this be your best birthday ever and may your birthday wish come true!!
—Mary & Chuck DalPiaz

June 9, 2013

To: Rabbi Seth Goldstein
Happy 40th birthday to the cutest, funniest and most delightful rabbi and husband. Love, your wife
—Yohanna Kinberg

To: John T. O'Leary
Please wish John T. O'Leary a very Happy 80th Birthday! He has been a fan of yours for many years and bringing up his name on your show would be very nice and thoughtful. We come from a large Irish family of 13-ten boys and 3 girls. Again Thanks Doris
—Doris (O'Leary) Grasmick

To: John T. O'Leary
Dear Garrison- John T. O’Leary of Colorado, has been listening to your show for over a decade; to be honest, we aren’t even sure how long. He adores your show and for his 80th birthday we wanted you to wish him a happy birthday. Sorry, we missed putting his 60th and 70th birthday into your greetings. He would love it! Happy 80th birthday John T. O’Leary from your friends and family! Note to Editor: actual birthday 6/13/1933
—Mike Luke

To: George Gilchrist
Today, June 15th is the 45 wedding anniversary of George and Margie Gilchrist
—George Gilchrist

June 8, 2013

To: Carol Taylor
To Carol of Westside story Praire home companion is our Broadway. Enjoy the show. Your son Richard and Patrica in Minnesota. (she at the LA show)
—Richard Edlich

June 7, 2013

To: Sydney
Hi Sydney, Our little squirrel friend. Hurry brack from Texas! Los Angeles isn't the same without you! Love, Mom and dad
—Angela Villarreal

To: Denis Letourneau
Happy Birthday! You are the wind beneath my 5 mega watt wind turbine.
—Adam Martin

To: Marissa Jenrich
My sweet honeydew! Congratulations on your graduate school acceptance! Your passion and thirst for knowledge will make you a wonderful historian! I love you!
—Bryan Rodriguez

To: Jim Westerfield (Dad)
Happy Birthday. Hope the squirrels at the cottage aren't torturing you too much this year and that you're getting hammock time in too! Love, Your Son.
—Will Westerfield

To: John & Rosemarie Calhoun
4 children & 2 grandchildren of the late John & Rosemarie Calhoun are with us tonight (Tanglewood, June 29, 2013). 1 sibling and 6 grandchildren are listening tonight. They're here in memory of all the cribbage games, the laughs and the stories we all shared together with Garrison Keillor over the years - in gratitude.
—Will Calhoun

June 6, 2013

To: Renee
After listening to many shows together and dreaming of seeing the show in person, we are finally here LIVE at The Greek Theatre Los Angeles.
—Brett Asolas

To: Gary
Feeling grateful for another trip around the Sun together. Happy 33rd Anniversary, Gary!
—Sue Franklin

June 4, 2013

To: Beverly
My Lovely Wife, five years ago we tied the knot after finally finding each other. Look how far we've come already! Thank you for our two wonderful boys, and thank you for your saying "I do"! Let's see what the next 50 or so years may bring! I love you!
—Barrett Steele

To: John Martinez
To John Martinez from Aliso Village, there may not be any BBQ fried chicken within 1,353 miles of here, but I'm willing to drive you around to go find some. Green Machine, bro!
—Loana dP Valencia

June 3, 2013

To: Jessica and Miyuki
Hope you're having a great time ladies. Don't worry your little boys are safe with ABUELO. But is he safe with them?????
—William Jaramillo

June 2, 2013

To: My Best Friend Quinn
I am so glad we are friends! I can't imagine the world without you! With love, your best friend Kelta
—Kelta Vincent

To: Dann Swanson
You're an amazing man, a wonderful father and fiancé. Thank you for all you do. We love you. Happy early Fathers Day. LOVE BABBS
—Megan Gray

June 1, 2013

To: Mommy
I love you Mom! You are the best!
—Kelta Vincent

To: Craig Nakagawa
Karen and Paul send a welcome to niece Elissar Ben-Abdallah Nakagawa, the newest leaf on the family tree. You are the only reason your parents passed on tickets to the show.
—Paul Rich

To: Carmencita
Mommy, I'm in Minnesota and you're in Ann Arbor and somehow YOU get to see Garrison Keillor live. Love you.
—Maria Princen

To: Emma and Matthew
Please don't forget to feed and take out Mr Darcy so he can pee and poop! Love Mom and Dad
—Andrew Chang

To: James
Happy 30th Birthday, sweetie!! Love you and can't wait for the next 30 years together
—Shannon Bacon

To: Jylle Benson-Gauss
Happy Birthday. Sorry I couldn't be there.
—Robert Cohen

To: Kim
Sorry I'm such a hothead when I get behind the wheel. Next time maybe you should drive.
—Eric Lund

To: jonah timothy
happy one month birthday to our newest grandson. tonight at Hill Auditorium we put one ladle into our bucket list knowing the family name goes on in you
—ken Pollitz

To: Our friends and family
Hi to Alpena, Michigan--the sanctuary of the Great Lakes and sister city to Lake woebegone. And to our above average children, Zach and Karrie
—Chuck and Karen Bennett

To: Zoe
Early happy 13th birthday my sweet girl and thank you for babysitting so that we could come to the show! Signed: mom and dad.
—Isabelle Davignon

May 31, 2013

To: Ron Warner
To my amazing husband, congratulations on your Masters Degree! I am so proud of you and happy for you. You did it!! Now it's time to enjoy this of your faves! I love you.....
—Mischelle Warner

To: Liz Rose Ryan
Happy Birthday Liz Rose Ryan! You are my sunshine! Love always
—Mr. Pigglesworth

To: Kyle
Thank you, Kyle, for the best gift of "paper" for our first wedding anniversary - tickets to see A Prairie Home Companion recorded live!
—Meredith Nickerson

To: Morrissey- Maute RD Supper Club
Hello to the Morrissey-Maute ( Mahtee) Rd. Supper Club, of Grass Lake, Michigan Wish you were here to chew the fat. See you next Wednesday for supper at the Beerbowers.
—Candice Dunnigan

To: Bill and Myrna Holland
I hope you are listening tonight up there in Elk Rapids, which is almost as lovely as Lake Wobegon. This show is one item off my bucket list.
—Carolyn Shalhoub

To: Olivia thorp
Our daughter from Ann arbor will go to macalester college in the fall and will buy books at garrison k's bookstore on Snelling.
—Steve Thorp

May 30, 2013

To: Marissa
Hope you have enjoyed the show as much as I enjoyed sharing this experience with you, You are MY sunshine.
—Troy Hammond

May 29, 2013

To: Brother-in-law Phil,
Happy Birthday, you get the whole bag of Bordeaux cookies because your special day is coming up. Love,
—mary litterst

May 28, 2013

To: 8th period American Literature class
Hey 8th period students, I want to thank you for a great year. It's been fun getting to know you. Thank you for being enjoyable and open to learning. I wish you the best of luck in your senior year, your swan song.
—Riley Worth

To: My sixth hour American Lit class
It's been great getting to know you this school year. You've been a wonderful group of students and I wish you well in your senior year, your high school swan song, next year.
—Riley Worth

May 26, 2013

To: Dave Pritchard
Happy Birthday to Dave! He always has his rafio tuned in to the show every week and loves the laughter and the music
—Jennifer MacDougall

May 25, 2013

To: My dear friend Quinn
I can't wait to see you when you get back to CA. You are my best friend! : )
—Kelta Vincent

To: Lois
Happy 94th birthday Mom (Okay, I know it is not until December, but at 94 better safe than sorry)
—David Bacon

To: Mark & Colleen
Look mom and dad, I finally made it to one!! Happy Memorial Day from the nations capitol!
—Cara Inman

To: Benjamin and Sebastian
Happy Birthday! We hope the fish are biting on the Chesapeake tomorrow. If not, at least we'll have cake for dinner.
—Mom and Dad bergen

To: Antonia
Best wishes on your wedding today just up the road. Dennis, you won the hand of a wonderful woman. Have a great honeymoon in Canada! Your friend and colleague at the State Department.
—John Dinger

To: HS-9 Sea Griffins everywhere
taking a moment this holiday weekend, in remembrance of our brethren passed, for warm holiday greetings to those who served, our friends and family everywhere. Sea Griffins forever!
—John Leonard

To: Jerry Robarge
Happy Birthday to a Minnesotan in the audience (Wolf Trap, 5/25) proudly wearing suspenders for his 80th year!
—Marc Robarge

To: Maggie
After two and a half years of dating, I know that you'd rather have him ask than me, will you go to prom with me?
—William Sheahan

To: Paul & Kathy
Happy 40th anniversary to Grandma and Grandpa! We love you! Love, Ethan and Charlotte
—Genny Sogn

To: harry
Happy retirement. Here's to sleeping late and spending more time together. Without work we're going to have to find things to talk about again. Here's to good times together.
—Fran Hertz

To: Eviva
Happy 1st birthday to the fastest 1 yr old crawler there is. Soon you'll be running around the house with your big sister. I always warned your dad he would have a kid just like him -- and I was right!
—Fran Hertz

To: Nira, Bill, Maurit, Tim, Joel, Laura and Charlotte
Hello to all of you in Madison, Wisconsin. Danny and I are fulfilling my lifelong dream of watching A Prairie Home Companion live. Love and hugs to all of you and I hope you're having fun this weekend.
—Orelia Busch

To: Darling Daughter, Katie
Thank you, Katie, for the tickets tonight. Now you understand why I love watching the radio!
—Nancy McNealy

To: Harold and Janet Kay Nelson
Happy almost-50th anniversary to these two loyal listeners in Carlisle, PA from their grandson Adam. They were married July 14, 1963 in Tekemah, Nebraska.
—Adam Maisto

To: Hope & Roy Brubaker
Thanks for coming to our rescue with the milk this morning. Hope the show is worth a whole day off the farm! Love you both!
—Hannah Smith-Brubaker

To: My Wife Heather
Happy nineteen years sweetie. I am lucky to be able to spend tonight with you and the kids here at Wolf Trap. I love you!
—Eric Christensen

To: Alex
Now that we got rid of the kids, it's nice to discover that we still like each other. Here's to 26 more years of discoveries with my favorite husband.
—Marie Turner

To: Carol
To Carol, The girl I met under the basket thirty years ago. You always had a great jump shot and you still have all the best moves. (PS We will be at the show tonight at Wolf Trap.)
—Jack Petrash

To: Anya Samawicz
To my little sister Anya in Port Angeles, WA from Loulou in the other Washington. Congratulations on the new job. Your dream realized is an inspiration to the rest of us. Your whole family is so proud of you, and we're all coming out for a hike in the fall!
—Justine Manning

To: Hoyt
There are not enough words to tell you how very much I love you. Thank you for loving me.
—Louise Baker

To: Lizzie McKinney
Six year old Lizzie McKinney, In the audience tonight for the first time with her Great Grandpa Bob, who just turned 89, and her grandparents as well. Proof that a radio show can bring generations together!
—David McKinney

To: Lev Hurlburt
Greetings to Lev Hurlburt of Takoma Park, Maryland, who at age 8 is attending his first PHC live broadcast at Wolf Trap tonight, and bringing along his grandparents, Sid and Carol Hurlburt of Reston, Virginia, who are celebrating more than 25 years of loyal listenership, a decade of regular attendance at the Wolf Trap live shows and their 50th year of marriage.
—Sid Hurlburt

To: Ellie, Hannah & friends
With great appreciation for 3616 - DC home of great friendship, ideas and romance -- with a new generation here tonight! love from Peter and Ruthie
—Ruth Nielsen-Jones

To: Birgit and Bob Coffman
Hello to Mormor and Morfar in Iowa From Inger, Mark, Sophie and Fiona. We are looking forward to seeing you this summer. Please leave some gooseberries for the girls to pick. Nothing builds character like picking gooseberries in August.
—Inger Moran

To: Larry
Happy 30th Anniversary! I'll see you after the show!
—Kakthleen Stovicek

To: Mike
Happy 25th wedding anniversary. Now why did I agree to drive across the country this summer with you and our 14 year old daughter? Am I crazy? Yes, about You! Love, Amy
—Mike Mason

To: Neil
Happy one week anniversary from your wife and role model, Jenny.
—Jennifer Boyle

May 24, 2013

To: Tess Dearing
My dearest Tess, I love you more with each passing day. You are my one, my only, my treasure.
—Alex Civetta

To: Paul Orr
At 87, still seeking the answers to life's persistent questions...and teaching the next generation to poach a proper egg. Love & squalor, the grandkids.
—Patrick Dorsey

To: Kate Crosbie
From an 87 year old thesp, who still yearns for the spotlight: Greetings to his Towngate Theater colleagues in Wheeling, WV.
—Paul Orr

To: Marla
From Kalamazoo; 28 years ago, in Blacksburg, you heard your name on the radio and blushed. Happy birthday, Marla. You’re blushing again. Your husband Mitch.
—Mitch Keil

To: Nora
I'll be listening live and thinking of you, out there on the Virginia prairie. As. You. Wish.
—DP Roberts

To: Michele (my bride) & Meghan (my pride)
Tonight we celebrate retirement after 25 years of Coast Guard service. We crisscrossed this great country from one adventure to the next. Your love keeps us strong, and APHC keeps us howling. Life is Good!
—Russ Proctor

To: Kitty
Mamma-San, wish you were here with us, we know how much you love a Prairie Home companion, see ya soon!
—Roy & Jackie Koons

To: Lew Ketcham
Have been trying to wish you happy birthday at the wolf trap show for years! You are now 65.... We are running out if time where we can count on good hearing....
—Barbara Ketcham

To: Kevin McAlevy
Happy 50th birthday to a wonderful husband and father of five sons. We're so glad we could celebrate your birthday together by seeing Garrison Keillor at wolftrap. Love you! MG and The Boys
—Mary Grace McAlevy

To: Susan
My dear friend and fellow NOT-Crazy Cat Lady, I'm so glad to be with you for our fifth Prairie Home Companion at Wolftrap!
—Christine O'Donnell

To: Lisa Gross
Happy birthday to a wonderful mom!! Thank you for everything you do!
—Sara and Allie Gross

To: Becky
Dearest Rebecca, Word has it that your boyfriend who is from Minnesota does not like Prarrie Home Companion. We are gravely concerned for your wellbeing. Love, Laura, Jeff, Linda and Oke
—Laura Neischel

To: Richard
Richard: Congratulations of your international law internship in Uganda. Wherever you travel, Cleveland still beckons. Mom and Dad
—Rob Wanerman

To: Evan
Congratulations on Graduation from Colgate. We are so proud and counting on your divine connection as a Religion Major to get us in the “Pearly Gates.” Love, Mom, Dad and Lianna
—Cynthia Weissblum

To: Mom
Congratulations on your please stop spending my inheritance.
—Greg Hammon

To: Kate Kelley
Happy Birthday Kate - We can add this to the accomplishments on your bucket list.
—Willem Roosenburg

To: Mary Cecile
Your parents & I thank you for getting PHC tickets. We hope your seat is comfortable & you can wait until we’ve left the parking lot to go into labor.
—Victor Mastroianni

To: All our friends in Minneapolis
A shout-out to all our friends in the friendly city of Minneapolis. You were the warmth in our lives, especially during those long winters. We miss you! Sanjay, Harini and Sneha in DC
—Sanjay Parthasarathy

To: Amy Hawkins
Hey Amy, Thanks for attending A Prairie Home Companion with me tonight. Since it might be hard for us to get out to Lake Wobegon, we will just have to settle for seeing Keillor here in Vienna. Thanks for being a great sister! Love Jennifer
—Jennifer Joyner

May 23, 2013

To: Jessica (mom)
Hello to my mom and dad who have brought me to the show this evening! I love you! Ben
—Benjamin Clark

To: Jess Hencke
Four years ago we met over the book Good Poems; now we're one month married and watching the editor's live broadcast. Life is amazing!
—Kevin Hencke

May 22, 2013

To: Mom, Dad, Uncle Charlie, and Aunt Pat
Smile you are on Prairie Home Companion. Love Chris and Judi, Flagstaff AZ PS- There is still just a bit of snow on the San Francisco Peaks
—Chris Barrett

To: Aunt Linda
You have swum the Minnesota lakes of Darling, Carlos, and Le Homme Dieu, but please remember, you are no longer 52! Happy Birthday Aunt Linda, love from Wes and Evie, Kris and Rob.
—Rob Culp

To: Tom Rhodes
Hope you are enjoying A Prairie Home Companion with your family at Wolf Trap on this holiday weekend.
—Felice Saint-Germain

May 21, 2013

To: Mom, Dad, Molly & Mary
Thank you all so much for supporting me throughout my time in college. You have all been there for me, even though I may have taken the scenic route.
—Andrew Levine

May 20, 2013

To: Travis
Congratulations on your Sergeant’s exam with the Washington DC Police Department, we are so proud of you. Now…let’s start planning for baby number TWO!
—Katie & Charlotte Maguire

To: Clare Hall Smith
Thanks for the grammar "training." While painful then, I'm now the most grammatical electrical engineer on all my contracts. I'm actually certified in Written English.
—Kirk Halgren

May 19, 2013

To: Nancy and Joe Roe
Happy 60th Anniversary from your kids and grandkids. Your wedding day locust swarm was good luck for a long and happy marriage!
—Becca Roe

May 18, 2013

To: Quinn
Have fun in Tennessee Quinn! I can't wait to see you when you get back!
—Kelta Vincent

To: Hoyt
I love you so much Honey. Thanks for the wonderful birthday surprise.
—Louise Baker

May 17, 2013

To: Heather and Bruce
Please congratulate Heather and Bruce on their marriage. Bruce says he can't wait to marry Heather and have a life-long adventure together.
—Bruce Callan

May 14, 2013

To: Marion Gotwalt
Happy 90th Birthday from your kids, grandkids, and greatgrands! Cancel your weekly Saturday night date with that guy Garrison. We're having a party. Surprise!
—Ellee Stokes

May 11, 2013

To: Brian and Debbie Ransom
Thanks for keeping the tradition alive, looking forward to many more live shows together! Janice & Bob
—Janice OBrien

To: Mom
Happy Mother's Day Mom! You are the best! I love you!
—Kelta Vincent

To: Janice Van Fossen
Happy 60th birthday mom! You seem younger and more full of life each day. I hope you enjoy your birthday surprise, say hi to Garrison for me.
—Jessica Redford

To: Brother Doug and Mr Jim Briggs
Thank you to Doug for getting us tickets, and to Mr. Briggs in Winter Garden FL for telling us about PHC and making us faithful listeners for almost 40 years. And Happy Mother's Day Moms
—Jim & Erma Cooley

To: Marcia Gertner Johnson
Salute to resource librarian: Marcia Gertner Johnson retiring this month after 37 years of service helping thousands of students at Minnesota West Community & Technical College in Worthington as a dedicated employee of the state of Minnesota. From her baby sister who remembers attending a live Prairie Home Companion together in Worthington almost 37 years ago.
—Nancy Gertner

To: Jon and Adrianne
Thanks for the tickets we are going to have a great time, we can't wait.
—Stuart Smith

To: To my sweet David
Gargantuan thanks for my Christmas gift of being here tonight-talk about worth the wait!!! Also, bunches of love to the family, especially Mama on Sunday - a day she perpetuates!
—Susan Williams

To: Lynne
Happy Mother's Day all the way from Tennessee! We'll be thinking of you listening back home as we listen from the Ryman tonight. Love,
—Amanda & Chris Sousa

To: Greg Wiser
Thank you for the great Mother's Day gift - a California lemon tree for a Georgia girl living in Tennessee. Love it, but paying off the mortgage last week tops everything! Now we can rock in those chairs on the deck with no worries, 'cept maybe how to keep a lemon tree alive - I love you my good, GOOD man.
—Lynn Wiser

To: Hal Andress
Thanks to my dad, Hal, for bringing me up to love APHC- and for coming with me from Orlando to this show!
—Erin Andress

To: Anna & Michael
Congratulations on a year of blissful marriage, proving that a Boston Democrat and a Kentucky Republican can find love and happiness together. Who could ask for more? ---Love, Mom & Dad
—Wini Wood

To: Willow
Happy Mother's Day! You're the light of our lives, and we love you so so much!! Love Sequoia and Chris
—Chris Robinson

To: Stephen Greene of Stamford Vermont
Happy 60s birthday. You have been preaching sustainable living since you left home in Amherst to go live with the seedsavers in the desert, back in the 60s, and now you are in YOUR 60s...Keep telling us how to survive; we are really going to need to know that soon. For real this time! From your loving wife and fellow social justice prophet.
—Helen Fields

To: Alycia
Alycia, I love you and I've been In love with you for just about as long as we've been together. Make me the happiest man alive by making me your husband.
—Ben Yeargan

May 10, 2013

To: Dena
It has taken my beautiful princess, 31 years to finally take me to see a live program. We have listened for the better part of 30 years, and she still is trying to convince me that Lake Wobegon is a real place. Love you!
—Greg Leggett

To: Kathy Lenahan Agnew
Happy my "OLDER" wiser sister came to PHC with me. We enjoyed this show years ago and am thrilled we get to enjoy it again. Love you & so glad we didn't kill each other when we were younger.
—Sherri Lenahan Simpson

To: Mary Ann and Bob Savard
To the greatest supporters of the Arts we know, Congratulations on 50 years of marriage, from your whole family.
—David Savard

To: Ralph, Nancy, and Galen Montrone
Love to Galen, Mom & Dad on this fourfold celebratory weekend. Shame we couldn’t celebrate with Garrison Keillor in Tennessee!
—Andrea Montrone

May 9, 2013

To: Heather and Bruce
All the best to Heather and Bruce, who are getting married in Scotland this summer. We wish them a lifetime of happiness. Love from all their friends and family
—Bruce Callan

May 8, 2013

To: Keven
You messed up big time when you didn't take me to Prairie Home's Big Love Tour in Knoxville on my 50th birthday--but bringing me here gets you back to zero.
—Karen Bowdle

To: John and Carmen Varley
Happiest of Birthdays Carmen and John Varley, born May 6 and May 8, 1947 and married on June 11, 1975! We love you, Janelle, Ben, Jack, and Chris.
—Janelle Varley

May 7, 2013

To: Dad
You know how you were preaching about the virtues of hard work? Well, I did as you said for the last couple of years and I'm still poor so I'm coming over for dinner tonight.
—Susannah Bennett

May 6, 2013

To: Hoyt
I love you so very much!
—Louise Baker

May 5, 2013

To: Alex Berger and Rebecca Eskin
Rebecca and Alex! Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! We wish you blessings of health, happiness, fun and growth together all the days of your lives. Susan and Freeman
—Susan and Tom Freeman

To: Greg and Aaron
Thanks for getting me tickets to see Prairie Home Companion tonight at the Ryman. You guys are the best father-in-law and husband (respectively) that I could ever ask for!
—Bethany Winter

To: Jonah Harrison Schmidt
Happy First Birthday from your Grandma and Grandpa in Ridgewood, New Jersey. We can't wait till you move closer to us!
—Kathryn Schmidt

May 4, 2013

To: joe and clare reagan
from salt point,ny: hi mom and dad! heading out to do the barn chores then over to rose's for volleyball under the lights! awesome you could go to the show in norfolk, how bout those twins-- .500 ball, almost as good as the little falls flyers!
—anne reagan

To: Brother Lynn
Happy birthday to Deep Creek's most "extinguished" band director from big sis.
—Joanna Whitehouse

To: Daniel
For Daniel, So proud of you for donating your car to NPR! Thanks for a wonderful weekend in Norfolk and a great first year together. Love, Holly
—Holly Murray

To: Anna
Tom and Bruce say hi to Anna and Charles and our sweet granddaughter Rhoda. Hope you had fun at the zoo.
—Bruce Forehand

To: Buddy Petzinger
One year ago you set sail for eternity where the fair winds forever follow the sea. Your love and laughter remain immortal.
—cary petzinger

To: Susan
Happy 45th Anniversary of your 1st Holy Communion, to my Precious Polish Princess! From your Adoring Husband, Peach
—Michael Picio

To: Stacy Shorter
To my wife Stacy: thank you for 8 wonderful years together and for giving me the most beautiful daughter in the world. Happy birthday, I love you. -Mike
—Michael Wade

To: Stephen, in the middle of exams in law school
Remember that a Tort is not a small chocolate pastry and you'll do fine in your law school exams! Love, Dad
—Michael Rigg

To: Pat Feehan
Dr. Pat, I hope you and Daisy are listening to the show tonight. You must be relieved after finishing with the grading. Not bad, huh?
—Kathleen Fogarty

To: wife Barbara
enjoy the show honey. I'm sorry you can not call pastor Liz to be the rector of Abington Episcopal Church. She's Lutheran
—Hugh Bryan

To: Andy Wermuth
Greetings to our family in upstate NY - Remember all those great summers in Maine listening to A Prarie Home Companion on Saturday nights. Lobsters on the rocks and Prarie on the radio - as good as it gets! Arnie & Joannie
—Arnold Boughner

To: Amy and Dave
Mom and Dad say hello from Minnesota! So glad Dave's on shore duty. See you in Norfolk in July--can't wait to meet our first grandchild.
—Mary Latta

To: Mike
Thank you for eleven happy years of marriage! Even though I said I'd never move again, I would be okay with moving down the street
—Amber Bickel

To: Aaron Bondurant
Your mom and dad are so proud that you will be receiving your master's degree in 2 weeks. Now can you start paying your car insurance?
—Brenda Bondurant

To: Denise Krupski
Happy Mother's Day to a woman that can do it all! Thanks for introducing me to Prairie Home Companion. Wish you were here.
—Christina Krupski

To: marian russell
Happy Saturday with Garrison and Jerome K Jerome ... sunshine & smiles ! your niece
—Simone Standefleur

May 3, 2013

To: Bill Bailey
Won't you come home Bill Bailey? Won't you come home? Happy 88th Birthday to my dad, Bill Bailey! With love, your girl child Sarah
—Sarah Bailey Turgeon

To: Jon & Sarah Potterton
Good luck on your first full Ironman at Lake Placid in July Love, Mom and Dad
—Joe and Barbara Gwizdaloski

To: Michael Joseph
hi mom and dad, can't wait to hit the beach with you this august! love from sybil and alan
—Cybele Phillips

To: Richard Mayer
Thanks for the tickets Grandpa. Bummer you couldn't make it- we're planning on checking out a new restaurant later, tell you all about it! Love from us all.
—Suzanne Snowden

To: Snowden Barnett
Happy Birthday, hope you liked the giant 8 pillow mommy made you and your night vision goggles. Oh the possibilities!
—Suzanne Snowden

May 2, 2013

To: Nancy McCall
Happy Belated 70th Birthday! We had a great celebration in Brooklyn, didn't we?
—Ann Donovan

To: my wife, Lari
Sorry about the lame proposal but thanks for saying yes and for 24 1/2 wonderful years of marriage and moving in this whacky Navy lifestyle.
—Sam Howard

May 1, 2013

To: Mike and Becky
Dont forget to bring a covered dish to Thanksgivng in Williamsburg this year.
—Joe and Tom Vickstein

To: Wayne & Jean
Congratulations Dad and Mom for 37 years of marriage, then 5 years of divorce, still friendly and in the audience, thanks to the healing properties of ketchup, rhubarb pie, and Evelyn Lundberg Counseling Agency.
—Lydia Olson George

To: Bill and Jackie Plemmons
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to the greatest parents two boys could hope for. Looking forward to celebrating properly in beautiful Spring Creek North Carolina this August.
—John and Tom Plemmons

To: Jeanne Carlock
Congratulations to John & Jeanne Carlock, who are celebrating their 43rd wedding anniversary at the show in Norfolk, Virginia on May 4, 2013
—John Carlock

April 30, 2013

To: Arlette McNeil
Happy Birthday Mom. I hope this greeting makes it on the air to make your day. Love, Georges
—Georges McNeil

April 29, 2013

To: The In-laws
Celebrating their 2nd anniversary, Caitlin and Craig would like to thank their role models...Marty and Carol married 33 years, and Pete and Jo married 52 years...Thanks parents!!!
—Craig Voigt

To: John & Ruth
"Happy 60th Anniversary to John & Ruth, celebrating tonight at the oldest Inn in Ohio, the Golden Lamb, also their honeymoon destination in 1953."

To: Mom
OK, Mom, the gloves are off. Happy Mothers Day from your daughter who gets pretty darned tired of hearing "Thats your MOTHER? I thought she was your SISTER!" Much love, Jan
—Janice Sequeira

April 28, 2013

To: Suzanne King
Happy birthday to a remarkable woman who has brought fame and wonder to family and friends alike for 49 years. You are a treasure to us.
—Jan Skonord

To: Mom and Dad
Happy Mother's Day Mom and Birthday, Dad! Thanks for visiting us in the town where you fell in love and bringing our vintage Pontiac Parisienne!
—Cat and Marc Hoecker

April 27, 2013

To: shannon and rodolfo mcintyre
Welcome to Va our favorite cousins Shannon and Rodolfo Hernandez-Mcintyre all the way from Seattle. We love you. Mark and Jody
—jody mcintyre

To: Shelley Spong Daily
Thank you. Over 40 years ago, your birth at the Reese Air Force Base "Quonset hut" hospital in Lubbock helped postpone Dad's orders to Viet Nam. He then went in 1969,came safely back;we moved back to MN, raising four kids. We're remembering Prairie Dog Park in Lubbock. Is that how you got your show name, Garrison?
—Katie (Mom) AKA Grandma KiKi, Spong

To: Rachel white
Happy Anniversary my Sweet Angel. 12 years feel like the perfect first date. All-in, Always. I love you, Alan

To: Ina Braudt
Thanks for all the good times in our first 36 years together, looking forward to the next 36. By then, the twins will be a lot bigger.
—Sam Braudt

April 26, 2013

To: Combes girls
In Lubbock spending your inheritance. Congrats to our OU English major graduate. Love Mom and Dad
—Clay and Annabeth Combes

April 25, 2013

To: Freda and Jay Gilbreth
Congratulations to Freda and Jay Gilbreth of Lubbock, TX who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 3rd.
—Fred Gilbreth

To: Anita and Nick
Anita, Happy Birthday! Nick, congratulations on graduating summa cum laude from Texas A&M in 2 weeks and your acceptance at UT Southwest Medical Graudate School. Way to go Nick!! Love Grandma and Aunt Laura
—Laura Rice

April 24, 2013

To: CJ
Happy 15th birthday, Punkin! We love you, Mom & Dad
—Neal Brown

To: Wendy Wilkerson
Happy birthday, Wendy Wilkerson, from Abby, Pat, and Lauren, who are lucky to have you in their lives! Now wave to Lubbock for them (yes, right now) and go kiss the Buddy Holly statue on their behalf.
—Abby Wilkerson

April 22, 2013

To: Hernan
(For the weekend of May 4/5) To my loving husband, Happy Anniversary I love you more than yesterday, but not as much as tommorow... Vanessa
—Vanessa Moon

April 21, 2013

To: John Horns
Happy 82nd birthday. Maybe this will be the year that you finally retire...or at least cut back to one job
—Danny Horns

To: Dick Novotny
Dick Novotny and his wife Martha are here in Lubbock celebrating Dick's 65th birthday. Your live show moved way up on their bucket list by coming within 200 miles of home. That's only one bathroom stop away.
—Dick Novotny

To: Alli Kaplan
Glad you joined Garrison in Wierd Austin. Listening in was almost as great as being there with you!
—Mary Kaplan

April 20, 2013

To: Laurie & Eric
WISH I were in Austin with you watching PHC! It's gotta be better than that opera you went to!!!
—Leota Roesch

To: Bethany and Noah
Happy significant birthdays to Noah (the big one-oh) and Bethany (the big three-oh) from Mema (at the big five-oh). See you at the beach in a few weeks!
—Wendi Copeland

To: Morris
When you first brought me to Lubbock, I thought, "Oh my!" But then you showed me the skies... Thank you darling, All my love
—Sharon Fitch

To: Travis Chapman
Welcome home Balmorhea. Loved seeing you perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg, RU this week!
—David & Jan Chapman

To: Mom, dad and Charles
Austin is great in the summer, I promise! Nothing a few South Carolinians can't handle. Love from Als
—Alli Kaplan

To: Kyle
Stay safe while patrolling St. Louis streets and think of me when you help out cyclists. We'll go for a ride when I get home.
—Abigail Mack

To: Matt Whitman
Things are just not as weird when you're not home. Have fun judging at NFA Nationals and Roll Tide...Mom, Dad, and Andrew
—Janice Whitman

To: Julie
To Julie: Happy 21st Anniversary. I can't imagine a happier life than what I've spent with you. I'm excited for the next 21 years. -Wade
—Wade Aubin

To: Sharyl
Much love from your sister in Austin on your wedding day!
—Nicki James

To: Cousin Mary Stolp
Happy Birthday - one more surprise to add to Ron Greening's party last night. Now all of Austin knows you are starting your 6th decade! Celebrate!
—Charles and Jan Greening

To: Our Minnesota Family
You may think Minneapolis is Funkytown, but in Texas the Keep Austin Weird movement is alive and kicking. I promise, it's the city not us, we're not the weird members of the family! Come see us soon!
—Paul & Laurie Carlson

To: Janie
Happy 34th wedding anniversary. The years get better and better.
—John Harris

To: Katie Adams
We're at UT with Garrison Keillor. You're at UT with Mechatronics, Dynamics and Fluids. Who is having a good time now? Love - Mom and Dad.
—John and Sharon Adams

To: Mom & Dad
on Cape Cod still independent Dad in the garden Mom in the kitchen LOVE and HAPPY 70TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!
—Larry Good

To: Barbara Paul
Barbara and Jim are here (austin show), together celebrating 50 birthdays and 25 anniversaries together. Jim thanks his better half for giving him the better half.
—Jim Paul

To: Dale & Louise Peterson
Hope the fox urine is working out for you.
—Alice & Mark Driscoll

To: Lucas
Lucas - Grammy's appt with Dr Keillor is running you and be home soon! Mom, Dad, and Grammy
—matt peterson

April 19, 2013

To: Heather Smart
Congratulations to Heather and Bruce on their marriage. Heather, Bruce loves you very much and is looking forward to your future together.
—Bruce Callan

To: Gayle Temkin
Best wishes and highest aspirations for your 69th birthday tomorrow. Now standup and wave so everyone will know how lucky I am to be here with you. DENMW.
—Richard Gebhardt

To: Grandpa nd Grandma Maresch
We will come visit you in Bird Island Minnesota once the snow melts!! We Love you!! Ashlie, Eric, Tim, Lucy
—Eric Ketteman

To: Mom & Dad
Had fun with you at the dancehall in Lukenbach, hope I've become the ironic hipster cowboy you always dreamed of having. Thanks for all the love, you are my world
—Nathan Reid

April 18, 2013

To: John
See ya back at the treehouse, Sweet Hubs. I've wanted to do this for decades! Keepin' it weird. Lady Cutesy.
—Paula Alvelo

April 17, 2013

To: Tiffany Bowman
Make me that happiest man in the world and marry me. If Garrison doesn't read this I'll have to come up with a Plan B.
—Ryan Hoffer

To: Dave Donovan
Happy 70th birthday from your four wonderful kids and their respective families! We love you dad and we finally forgive you for wrapping our sandwiches so tightly. We wish you great adventures to come! Love, Anne, Patrick, Mary, and Bridget
—Anne Overstreet

April 16, 2013

To: John Rife
Celebrates his 100th birthday on May 11. He's already planning his next 100 years. We love you, Dad.
—Sharma & Vince DeNeui

April 15, 2013

To: Phil Curtis
Happy 58th Birthday, I hope this makes up for Birthday #53 in Hot Springs, AR. I messed that one up.
—sherri curtis

April 13, 2013

To: Sarah
Happy Birthday! What did you want again, my darling?
—Jed Peterson

To: mary rose
To the woman whoswept me over the largest falls outside Niagara
—mary rose mcguigan

To: Taylar Elise
I am so in love with you. Alas this will be the last Surprise Birthday Party. I hope it was the best. Love
—Blair C And Yanna Also

To: Grant VanVeldhuizen
Grant, hope the fish are biting on the Buffalo River. Miss you, the morells mushrooms and those wild azaleas! Much love, Chip and Linda
—Chip Andrus

To: May & Lar
On April 17Th seventy years hitched A curse, a burden or Marital bliss? 'tis the heart enduring the imperfect And loves loving the imperfect sublime.
—Joe Good

To: Karen & Bill
Happy 9 year, 7 month and 21 day anniversary! We can't wait to come home for Pond Day!
—Sarah Gosnell

April 12, 2013

To: Andie Raye and Robin
Please turn on your "listening ears" for Gram and John. And no more food coloring in their milk. Love, mom and dad!
—Matt Jones

To: Sara Markel
Happy birthday! You are the love of my life. Our animals Reggie, Jack and Calvin love you too.
—Michael Laidlaw

To: Mom & Cassidy
To Mom & Cassidy. I know you're listening at home. We made it & we're having a great time. We love you & miss you...See you tonight.
—Dad & Jonah

To: American Forces Radio
AFN radio 1170, provides talk radio to US Armed Forces in Europe and which broadcasts A Prairie Home Companion every Sunday at noon. LCDR Fred Gilbreth, USN
—LCDR Fred Gilbreth

To: Collin
Happy 9th Birthday! We hope you can take your ear away from the radio long enough to enjoy cake and ice cream!
—Mom & Dad Chutter-Cressy

April 11, 2013

To: Taylar Elyse
Happy 29th birthday ... Wish I was there to help you celebrate!
—Dawn Foster

April 10, 2013

To: Curtis Ahrens
Happy Birthday my sweet Curtis. Thanks for turning me on to A Prairie Home Companion, my favorite Saturday night date! Love you!
—Pamela Harrod

To: Jeff Alterman
To my darling pest of a brother, Happy one month anniversary of your 50th birthday. Since it's on our mother's birthday I won't remind her of your advanced age as long as I get a bigger piece of cake than you.
—Andrea Alterman

April 9, 2013

To: The New York Gilmore's
Olivia, do take the job at the Guggenhiem. Thaddaeus your old Batman sheets are in the mail. Emberto needs the rent on the 15th!
—Scott Gilmore

To: Nancy McCall
Happy 70th birthday to Nancy in Baltimore from her family. We will all celebrate in New York City!
—Ann Donovan

April 8, 2013

To: Nancy
Congratulations on 20 years of personal growth! What a journey!
—Andrea Montrone

To: Sara Nicholas
Happy Birthday from Mom, Matt, and Kitty Bunkport in Philadelphia...have fun in NYC!
—Barbara Nicholas

April 6, 2013

To: Mitch Kinstler
Hello to my brother Mitch and his family in sunny Naples Florida, lots of love from Jeff and Janet
—Jeff Kinstler

To: Erin
Happy Birthday Erin! Love Brendan, Ripley & Harper.
—Brendan Mahoney

April 5, 2013

To: Kimberly Wilson
Happy Birthday!!! I am excited to attend this show on your birthday. Hope it is as special as you are!
—John Kinsedahl

To: Alison
Ali, I am so glad you found me.My whole body giggles when you are around me! I love who you are and want to spend the rest of my life with you. Dave
—Dave Cobb

To: Mike Byrnes
Who'd of thought that the Irish catholic hippy from the private girls school and the tough guy protestant from the Detroit school of hard knocks school would be end up celebrating a 40th anniversary !
—Ann Byrnes

April 4, 2013

To: David
Miss you dearly and hope you're having a wonderful time in NYC! Much love...
—Deb and the Tentacle Monster

To: Col. Arthur Lykke ("Art")
Happy (belated)80th birthday to my Norwegian Dad - I love you, And Dusty does too -- he's looking forward to chasing the rabbits in the backyard. See you next weekend!
—Karen Lykke

To: Mary and Katie
Hello to Mary and Katie from Shoreview MN, visiting New York for the first time this weekend! Don't worry about getting stuck on the subway. Have a blast and remember you can sleep when you get home!
—kate rowles

April 3, 2013

To: Alyson
Rest in peace Alyson from your cousin Nathan. Your family misses you and prays for your peace.
—Nathan Tran

April 2, 2013

To: Ralph & Kathleen Wilson
Mom & Dad - Happy Birthdays on Saturday and HAPPY 40th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY on Monday!!!!! Keep on singing and dancing. Lots of love, Kora
—Kora Wilson

April 1, 2013

To: Benjamin
I would like to wish a happy anniversary to my boyfriend Benjamin, with whom I will be in the audience for the Town Hall show on April 6th.
—Erin Shaw

March 31, 2013

To: Yuki
Congratulations on your baby koala! Hope he doesn't bite too much.
—Rebecca Savelsberg

March 27, 2013

To: chris and christine clarkin wright
I thank both of you from the bottom of my heart. I owe my life to you. maybe I can repay you one day.
—matthew wright

March 25, 2013

To: Lynda and Gerry
Happy 39th anniversary to our parents who are an inspiration for both your daughters' marriages! Enjoy the show on April 6 - don't rush home, but your fourth grandchild may be on the way - just kidding, but check your texts please!
—Anne and Chris and Barb and Mike

March 23, 2013

To: Itzak
Have fun on your birthday and we hope you like your new joke book.
—Tsu Nguyén

March 21, 2013

To: John
Welcome to Birmingham, Alabama! Happy 70th Birthday to John Brannon in two weeks--we splurged and bought good seats, we usually sit in the rafters!
—Christal Brannon

March 20, 2013

To: King's College Theatre
Keep your chins up guys! From great adversity comes amazing art! No matter what happens, we're still the King's College Theatre!
—Lukas Tomasacci

March 17, 2013

To: Isaac
Happy fourteenth birthday. Have fun golfing on your spring break.
—Genghis Frontega

To: Brad & Gloria Oldenburg
To my lovely and loving parents, who are still dancing together after 61 years, and have inspired many, many lives, and put up with me and my sisters, and allowed each of us to explore our creativity. You are the best.
—Brad Oldenburg, Jr.

To: Becky Zelent
Mom: yes we are coming home for Easter and no, nothing is wrong. Please have the breakfast casserole ready. Love, Blondie and Nichola
—Caroline Grunenwald

March 16, 2013

To: megan gray
love you babs heres to 12 great years from middle school sweet hearts to a loving family and many more to come
—Megan Gray

March 13, 2013

To: Alvin
Congratulations on your opening! Only in that universe would you be considered old enough to play Leonato in Much Ado. Your very proud and older wife.
—Clare Ward-Jenkins

To: Betsy O
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 3/16 to My Darling in the snowy U.P.! So great to be together again 36 years after our first date. LOVE YOU!
—L-Dewd Himself

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
—Julia Guthrie

March 8, 2013

To: Brian
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!
—Ann McBurney

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.
—Karen Lykke

To: Les Smith
Happy Birthday on Easter! You are the best!
—Leslie Smith

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.
—Sean Connolly

March 2, 2013

To: Tyler
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
—heidi schleicher

To: Mom
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

To: Nick
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
—Katie Mickelson

To: Mom
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
—Ellen K

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! Dan
—Daniel Johansen

To: Rich Hockett
Happy Birthday dad we are all so blessed to have a dad like you! Love you and have a wonderful night!
—Kelli Ritter

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
—Carol Russell

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.
—Jennifer Garing

February 28, 2013

To: Lisa Brandstetter
Happy 30th anniversary Lisa! Its taken a long time but we finally made it! Love, Brian
—Brian Brandstetter

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.
—Sarah Hilliker

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!!!
—Kyle Shilts

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.
—Karen Heitkotter

February 23, 2013

To: David
Marry me. Love Christopher
—christopher carriero

To: LuAnn Hunter
Happy 70th Birthday. Enjoy another glass of wine. You deserve it. Love from your son David and his partner Christopher
—christopher carriero

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.
—Lynne Thall

To: Fred & Phyllis
Enjoy the show tonight! Glad you were able to check A Prairie Home Companion off of your Bucket List!
—Laura Jonker

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!
—David Hunter

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.
—Jason Myrmoe

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.
—Michael Posis

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.
—Paul Hargus

To: Rachel Gerlach
Happy 15th Birthday love mom.
—Inez Bissada

To: Marla Nargundkar
Wish you a birthday filled with bird- watching, relaxation, Southern Comfort, and NPR!
—Satish Nargundkar

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.
—Andrew Swindell

February 18, 2013

To: Stan and Annie
Hope things are going well in Missoula!
—Emma Lugenbill

To: Grace and Shane
Hope things are going well in Missoula!
—Emma Lugenbill

To: Jay and Cheryl
Thanks for the tickets Mom and Dad!
—Emma Lugenbill

February 17, 2013


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". —Fero
—Frank Glemba

To: Joanne Bosky
Greetings to you and your truly remarkable pug dogs.
—Anita Bosky

To: Chad
Congratulations Chad- you're going to be a Daddy again! Wouldn't want to attempt this wild ride with anyone else. Love You. Nettie
—Danette Parr

To: Terry Spawn
Happy birthday from the rest of the family! We are so happy to be celebrating with you at the show tonight!
—Cory Spawn

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.
—Beth Cliff

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!
—Sabet Stroman

February 9, 2013

To: Dana
Missing you very much, Dana. Definitely the worst part about this storm.
—Josh Herbst

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

To: Jesse
Happy 30th birthday Jesse! Between this milestone and your new son, the gray hairs are soon to come! From your older, and grayer, brother.
—Ben Wolff

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. Austin TX
—John Wages

To: Annie
Happy Birthday to my mother who died 3 weeks ago -- she was aiming for this 95th birthday.
—Carolyn Hubenak

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.
—Paula Greene

To: David
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!
—Barb Pederson

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...
—Sarah Moylan

To: Gene
Happy 83rd Birthday to Gene,from Augusta, Georgia, here in the audience! Love that your celebrating in MN with us, Dad-
—Becca Norris

February 6, 2013

To: Terry Spawn
Happy Birthday!
—Cory 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.
—Matthew Glithero

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?"
—Michael Posis

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.
—ted vegvari

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!
—Alicia Ramsey

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!
—Daniel Ronesi

To: Jack and Beth
Merry Christmas Hope all your wishes came true!
—Glenn Miller

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
—Bill Arbogast

To: Terrisa Kienzynski
"Laetam natalem tibi,O Mater," from your soon-to-be Latin teacher daughter! Hope you had a great one!
—Misty Kienzynski

To: Leif Erickson Kluesner
Happy 3rd birthday to a little boy with a big Norwegian heart! Love Papa and Nana
—Terry Meyer

January 25, 2013

To: Kirsten
I hope you're enjoying being in the audience tonight. I'm looking forward to many more experiences like this together. Love you!
—Theron Schultz

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
—Martha Vukelich-Austin

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

To: Sam
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.
—Kris Pagenkopf

January 20, 2013

To: Bobby
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!
—Heather Ostrowski

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!
—Marsha Kinzer

To: Bill Parrott
Sorry you missed the show at Gammage in Tempe yesterday after waiting so long to see it. Feel better soon!
—joan allen

January 19, 2013

To: Bill & Margaret Knopf
Happy 70th Birthday, Bill Knopf! Love, Kelly, Mark, Leah, Ezra
—Kelly Knopf-Goldner

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!
—Brian Mack

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

To: Michelle
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)
—Reuben Rettke

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
—Anne LaVigne

To: Sarah Cupo
Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife; the perfect friend, companion, and now mom. We love you!
—Jason Cupo

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!
—Susan Boudreau

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.
—Dick Shepherd

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?
—Eric Jensen

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
—Susan Zulch

To: Amy, Eddie, Leslie & Trevor
Can't wait to see all of you at the beach this summer. Love, Mo and Po
—Bev Keefer

January 13, 2013

To: Marcella Klemme
Belated Happy 91st Birthday to Marcella who is sitting in the audience today.
—Faye Koger

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. Love, Mom & Da.
—Lori Hewitt

To: Jim bowen
Jim and Randy are in the audience, taking time out of archery deer season to see their favorite show!
—Marie Bowen

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
Happy birthday honey love Ty
—ty parker

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!
—Franhesca Duval

To: Cora
My love- Thank you for five wonderful months of marriage; here's to many more!
—Cory Schoolland

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 :)
—Hillary Nordwell

To: The three generations of Webbs & Kenny-Elliotts in the audience
Thank you for the joy of family and music! Love, Aunt Beth
—Beth Kenny

To: Loretta
Loretta, you still rock my world. I love you more. today as I did 30 years ago! Love, Kevin
—Kevin Miller

To: Kona
David, Sandy, and Cooper of Walnut Creek send woofs to our new dog, Kona, who's listening in the car.
—David Ogden

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.
—Vivian Clayton

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!
—connie olsen

To: Jenna
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.
—Brian Shylo

To: Tom
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!
—barbara barrett

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
—Theresa Keller

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. Love, Abigail
—Abigail Bokman

To: Clyde
Happy New year Dad in Cincinnati from Marty and future daughter-in-law Susan-I promise she will be the last one!
—marty ankenbauer

January 8, 2013

To: Kaye-Lani
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.
—Andrew Lerner

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!!!
—Paul Haut

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!
—Christa Curtin

To: Martin
Happy just-another-day to the love of my life.
—Ana Cruz

January 6, 2013

To: Bridget
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
—Gaurav Vashist

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

To: Kristy
Keep your head up! If you can withstand winters in Minnesota, then you can overcome this, too. Tap into your Midwestern pioneer fortitude!
—Andrew Smale

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!
—Anita Bosky

To: David Freburg

To: Barbara
From the Prairie to the Pacific My companion is terrific I love you Pookie Your M
—Mark Schlichting

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?
—Martin Wolff

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.
—Kevin Whitrock

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.
—Ed Cupman

To: Dominic
We fell in love driving a mail truck on the Feather River Canyon, listening to the show, 18 years ago.
—Rich Seeber

January 4, 2013

To: Jon
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? Love, Mom
—Ellie Goldstein-Erickson

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.
—Carrie Reich

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.
—Raina Crawford

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!
—Lynette Nielsen

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

To: June
Feb 11, McCallum Theater, Palm Desert, CA Happy Birthday! St. Cloud, MN native, 1953 Minnetonka H.S. Graduate, now southern California resident.
—Dawn Hibbard

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.
—Dan Wilkowsky

To: Lea
Thank you for the ticket to Prairie Home Companion in San Francisco, I’m sorry you can’t be there. Get well soon!
—Jeanette Arpagaus

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
—Andi Korsoon

December 25, 2012

To: Dave
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
—Betsy Bliss

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
—Peter Gullerud

December 22, 2012

To: Miriam Hof
Happy New Year! I hope you have clear days, no blizzards and no car trouble this winter.
—Alice Mairs

To: John
Wishing ,y husband a Happy Anniversary on New Year's Eve. Twelve blissful years & counting! -Love Rain
—Rain Kemperman

To: The Svedlund Family
A very Merry Christmas to the Svedlunds in the audience tonight. Much love from the West coast, Matt and Clara
—Clara Svedlund

To: Leonard Kienzynski
Happy birthday, Dad! Congratulations on surviving the Mayan Apocalypse!
—Misty Kienzynski

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.
—Lisa Davis

To: "Snuffy"
Happy 53rd Birthday to my dear friend "Snuffy". Don't worry, you'll never grow old because you, my love, ARE special.
—Raychel Wengenroth

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
—Erin Cowles

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.
—Karen Ripkey

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! Love, Cara
—Cara McMenamin

December 21, 2012

To: Sabrina
Two deployments to Iraq, seven lost years, but we always had a couple books of Good Poems to bridge the time and distance.
—Thomas Morley

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!
—Fred Slabaugh

December 18, 2012

To: Violet
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
—B.J. korson

To: Donald
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!
—B.J. korson

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.
—Gregory Cowles

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
—Andrea Korson

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
—The Gilardis

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. :-)
—Randa Schollmeyer

To: Steve Strickland
Happy 50th Birthday old man! Much love from your family and see you soon.
—Suni Strickland

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.
—Kelly-Jo Mullin

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
—Andrea Korson

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.
—Steve Sopoci

December 11, 2012

To: Jody Sackett
Sis, So glad we are together at the show in NYC. Thank you for being my Best Friend and Sister all these years. Love, Sis
—Susan Zekas

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
—David Clawson

December 8, 2012

To: Dad
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.
—Angela burr

To: Mom
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!
—Cara Kohl

To: Dad
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!
—Adrienne Allen

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 the nature of the Trinity. Could really use it on the Church History exam! Love from Duke Divinity School.
—Andrew Phillips

To: Mom
To everyone helping to decorate Mom's tree in Pittsfield: Don't forget to hang my bells!
—Nancy Bailey

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!
—Warren Pettey

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!
—Joy Ziegeweid

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
—Misty Walton

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.
—Andrea Johnson

To: Jim McCarty
What is a true friend? Someone who remembers your birthday but forgets your age. Happy Birthday!
—Ashley Heeney

December 3, 2012

To: Ann
All my love and thanks for 20 happy years of marriage. Please ma'am may I have 20 more?
—Michael Starr

December 2, 2012

To: David
To the ten pound one ounce baby boy born Jan 19, 1963… It’s high time you started lying about your age, Love, Mom.
—Mary-Ann Gilbreth

To: Richard
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
—Susan Wilpitz

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.
—Brent Haase

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

To: Kinga
Thanks for coming and welcome to an American institution.
—Abby Coplin

To: Bub and Emma
Thanks for continuing the birthday tradition despite absorbing Sandy's best punch! With love, Kyle and Abby.
—Kyle Kovacs

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...
—Misty Daniels

To: Mara
Happy Birthday, Mommy! We promise to listen to the babysitter.
—Milo & Ruben Goldman

November 26, 2012

To: Mary
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"
—Paul Santos

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.
—Cricket Fuller

November 25, 2012

To: Norah Jayne
Happy 1st birthday to Norah Jayne in Northern Minnesota and congratulations to her parents, Nathan and Sara.
—Martha Dahlin

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.
—Sarah Bailey

To: Patricia
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!
—Nicolas Jove

To: travis
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!!
—Cia Abbott-Bullemer

November 23, 2012

To: Sandy
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!
—Nick Pruditsch

To: michael
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
—Monica Ogrinz

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.
—Dave Ostdiek

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.
—Daniel Turck

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.
—Tanya Pobuda

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.
—alan bush

November 22, 2012

To: Cristin
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!!!
—Kenneth Kehoe

November 20, 2012

To: Tricia Guthrie
Happy birthday Tricia Guthrie ,the blue bird days of Colorado are not so far away
—andrew mcintosh

November 18, 2012

To: Casey
Congratulations to Casey and Kayla on their engagement!
—Andy DeGregorio

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.
—Catherine Farrell

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!
—Diane McCarthy

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! Love, Marc and Kelly
—Marc Cohen

November 16, 2012

To: Ted Miller
Thank you for the best date night ever! You're the best!
—Ann Rice

To: Stephanie Taylor
Happy Thanksgiving Mom! I am starting to wonder if we are the only family that has more pies than guests?
—Sarah Taylor

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!
—Linda Holt

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.
—Melinda Shabro

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...
—Nancy Clark

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.
—Judy Chesen

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.
—andrew mcintosh

November 11, 2012

To: Kathy Gould
Dear Sister, I'll still need you. I'll still feed you now that you're 64. Love, Your Big Brother
—Terry Gould

To: alfred
Happy birthday we love you!
—mary salva

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.
—Paul Herbert

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.
—julie long

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
—Jane Moore

To: Ron
Happy 9 month anniversary tomorrow, Ron. Thanks for getting tickets to this show in Chicago!
—Sarah Bunger

To: Mom
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
—Carol Levenson

To: Paul Danko
Hello to Paul & Mel from Mom & Dad in Minnesota. Hope you're enjoying the show.
—Jean Danko

To: barbara
Happy Birthday!
—mary luchsinger

November 9, 2012

To: Madeline
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.
—Paul Herbert

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
—Bogdan Pater

To: Mel Zellman
Dad: "How sharper than a serpent's tooth..." Happy birthday, love, your very thankful children.
—Shaila Newman

To: Barbara Luchsinger
—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.
—Andrew Jenkins

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.
—Jane Pelz

To: Jane Pelz
Happy Birthday to my wife Jane celebrating a significant birthday that ends in zero
—Jeff Pelz

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.
—Tom Burns

To: Robert
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.
—Barbara C

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!
—Margaret Robinson

To: Becca Silvas
Hello from Chicago Becca! Hope all things are well in your life. Wish you could be here - I miss you! -Alex
—Alex Fries

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! Love, Mark
—Mark Skelton

November 3, 2012

To: Aaron Bussey
My dear adventurer! The last two years and some months have been great!
—Katie Bussey

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!
—Finley Gillon

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!
—Carl Letsche

To: Mike
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.
—Curt Ashendel

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.
—Matthew Memmer

To: My Carolina Viking
Ninjas are safe at home. Having a great time. All that's missing here is BBQ and you.
—Cresta Fiesta

To: Joe Wilkerson
Happy birthday, Dad! After 74 years, your middle name is still "Go"!
—Annette Benson

To: Charlie and Kim Taylor (mom and dad)
Happiest anniversary to my favorite parents! Oh, wait... Happy anniversary. Love you always!
—Mary Taylor

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!
—Nancy Mueller

To: Ella and Jakob
Mark this one off the bucket list, kiddos ....Mommy made it!
—Natalie Kanaby

To: Angie (Freshman Boilermaker in the audience)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and thanks for coming to the "old folks show" with Mom and Dad today.
—Jack Rogers

To: Brett
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.
—Michelle Custead

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.
—Ashley Agler

To: Andy and Marie
Hello from your parents in Granite Falls, Minnesota. We are still wating for you to bring home some grandchildren.
—Brad Larson

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.
—Jenna Ling

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.
—Jenna Ling

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

To: Sophie
Happy 12th Birthday to our wonderful niece in Massachusetts, from your aunt and uncle at Purdue!
—Ann Clark

October 25, 2012

To: Greta
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!
—Bruce Supernaugh

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!
—Gloria Bartas

To: Woody
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.
—Chris Woods

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
—Crystal 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
—Crystal Risse

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
—Lyn Dearborn

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. ;)
—Lee Maassen

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!
—martin white

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
—kristi bolstad

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
—Jean Londergan

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

To: Bruce
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!
—Betty Stewart

To: Eric
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.
—Juli Freitas

To: the Rev. Danae Ashley
Happy birthday and happy second anniversary to the woman who changed my life forever. Next year in Scotland!
—Henry Lebedinsky

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
—Aaron Osgood

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.
—Millie Baird

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!
—Julie Petrokubi

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
—Joe Storlien

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.
—Joanna Blomberg

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.
—James Boyle

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

To: Gladys
Happy 80th Birthday to Gladys, and congratulations on her marriage to Bud 60 years ago in Arkdale. They are attending the October 13 show.
—Pam Brunner

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!
—Cheryl Brungardt

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!
—John Holmquest

To: John, Kathryn, Eric, Karen and Joanne
Thanks for coming up to Minnesota to visit us on our birthdays! -The Corcorans
—The Corcorans

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!
—The Corcorans

To: My Dad, John
Happy belated 60th birthday! If you can't hear this, you probably need hearing aides. Your loving daughter, Adria
—Adria Wittwer

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

To: Diane
Have a very special 68th birthday! From your sweetie
—Dominic Daninger

To: Warren Gager
Happy 62nd Birthday Dad! I love you with all my heart!
—Erin Gager

September 30, 2012

To: Donnie
Thank you for ten beautiful, happy years of marriage. I love you more than ice cream!!!
—Jeannette Yusko

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

To: Jon
In the audience tonight celebrating our 5th Wedding Anniversary! Glad to be partners in crime on this roller coaster ride through chaos!
—Piper Holasek

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!
—Ed Kaufholz

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
—Jackie Johnson

September 28, 2012

To: Tommy
Happy 7th Birthday Tommy Boy! You just might be the youngest regular listener. Like it or not. Love, Auntie
—Kim Frakes

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!
—jody temple

To: Greg
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.
—gwen Hoekstra

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
—Robert Hillison

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.
—Fred Fredricks

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!
—Julie Johnson

September 22, 2012

To: Carol
Hello to Carol. Glad you could come to visit and get to see Prairie Home Companion. Have fun!
—Meg Todd

To: David Cauffield
Happy 29th Birthday David! Lots of love from your family.
—Michele Cauffield

To: Jack n Jean
First time in st Paul and wanting to tell friends and family in Idaho and Vermont we'd come back.
—Stephanie Goodman

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.
—Peggy Alderman

To: Grandma Julie
Our first PHC show live tonight on the heels of our 5th grandchilds announcment this week!!!
—monte young

September 20, 2012

To: Rod Tangren
Like to wish the CAVEMAN happy birthday out at the caveman ranch in moab ut.
—hunter tangren

To: theresa punyko
Theresa, Hello to the best mother in Minnesota on your 80th birthday. You gave up the gardens of New Jersey for the Minnesota winters. thanks
—frank paul

September 19, 2012

To: Jim Ottery
Hi Dad, things are going well and I'll be home to see you now that the fun of summer is over and I'm broke!
—Meredith Ottery

September 16, 2012

To: Hoyt
Happy Anniversary Honey , I live you so very much!
—Louise Baker

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.
—John Phillips

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
—Sarah Pratt

To: Joy and Greg
In today’s show from West Virginia. Hello from Dad and Mom. Enjoy.
—Dad Mom

To: LeAnn
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.
—Jesse Keenan

To: John
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
—Sarah Joseph

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.
—Charis Yaniz-Martinez

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!
—Chad Elliott

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?" Yes Indeed!
—Bob AuBuchon

September 10, 2012

To: Laura
(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
—Leigh Chesnut

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.
—Jarrett Dapier

September 2, 2012

To: Martha Jane Cordell
Best wishes on your engagement Martha and Ben! We're looking forward to the big day!
—Jackie Paguirigan

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.
—Maggie Doherty

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.
—Kathy Robertson

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.
—Boo Morse

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.
—Kristi Koziolek

August 20, 2012

To: Craig
Please wish a happy 60th birthday to Craig from his kids, who know better than to call during this show!
—Gustafson Kids

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!
—Dianne Scott

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 :)
—Lisa Niven

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!
—Holly Corrick

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!
—nancy scott

August 14, 2012

To: Jennifer
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
—Trilby Devine

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.
—Wanda Comer
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