December 16, 2012 - December 22, 2012
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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
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