October 6, 2013 - October 12, 2013
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October 12, 2013

To: Monica & Ron McGuckin
We are so proud of how well you are carrying on in Lyons, Colorado. As well as being sisters, we now have flooding as a common bond. Your NOLA sista.
—Gina Villavaso

To: Pete & Laura Smith
Congratulations today on your 29th wedding anniversary. Enjoy the Seattle Symphony tonight and safe travel back to Bellevue, WA.
—Gina Villavaso

To: Nathan, Rose Mary, Eli and Noah
Since you moved to Spain, New Orleans has not been the same. Love you and miss you.
—Dennis Kamstra

To: Gloria
Hiyah Old Beautiful! The kids are off at school. My exercises seem to be working...I am game after the show if you are!
—Mark Hoffman

To: Baby Tessa Smith
To our new baby girl, Tessa. Thank you very much for not spitting up on us before tonight's show-- we are running out of laundry! We love you very much. Mom and Dad (Resubmitted because names not attached - thanks!)
—Jennifer Roberts

To: Steph, Bob and Gwen
After 30 years of waiting to see A Prairie Home Companion, thank you all for making this dream come true at the Sanger Theater before I reach a 1/2 of Century. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
—Gretchen Varnell

October 11, 2013

To: Mama, Daddy, & the MacBride Siblings
Your Prodigal Daughter is surviving in the Big Easy. Don't worry, I haven't met a decent man yet, and not getting married here any time soon.
—Lesley McBride

To: Thom & Linda McInnis
So wonderful to be enjoying a show from the Saenger Theater again --it's more beautiful than ever! Wish you were here! --Your favorite daughter and son-in-law, Amy & Danny
—Amy McInnis Morales

To: Kent (of Pensacola)
So we both picked Lake Wobegon (New Orleans) to celebrate our 30th! Happy Anniversary to my very own "Home Companion".
—Nancy Nesvik

October 10, 2013


To: Gene & Mary Ann Ezell
Dear Mom & Dad - I've been here over 10 years now so you can stop asking when I'm coming home. Despite its challenges, I'm in love with this beautiful city and here for the duration. Your Loving Who Dat, Ben
—Ben Ezell

To: Mifflin Walker
(I sent this Wednesday night in error. We are coming to Minnesota November 2, 2013 for the show for my partner's 60th birthday and if possible wanted Mr. Keillor to read) "Happy 60th Birthday Mifflin!" (Thank you for considering!)
—Holly Garfield

October 9, 2013

To: Mifflin Arthur
Whooping it up on your 60th birthday with the superb cast of Prairie Home Companion.
—Holly Melissa Garfield

October 7, 2013

To: Marty
I want you to know I'm listening too and thinking of you, even though we are far apart.
—Sean Flynn
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Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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