May 4, 2014 - May 10, 2014
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»

May 10, 2014

To: Lesley Equels
Congratulations "Tallahassee Lassie" on joining the Butte MT Copper City Queens Roller Derby. But, honey, really?? Just kidding. Go Queens! Mom.
—Judy Equels

To: Becky Adkins
Happy 19th Anniversary! We are a long way from Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, but I am so glad you said yes.
—Doug Adkins

To: Susan
Happy Mother's Day from eastern Tennessee!
—Stewart Church

To: Frank and Mamie
Hope that y'all are enjoying Nashville and that you figured out how the showers work.
—Smith Lilley

To: Clarice Rankins
My old friend, thanks for being like a mother to me for many years now Sorry I'm not at the Ryman to say this in person but- my husband Jim IS there, so, make him take you & all your group out for supper after the show. Judy
—Mrs.. Bradley

To: Jesse Medalia Strauss
Congratulations to our own Guy Noir, Jesse Medalia Strauss, who graduated today from American University in Washington DC with a Masters of Arts in Political Communications. Make a difference, Jesse.
—Mark Strauss

To: Miss Riley Dee age13
Enjoy your 'date night' with your granddaddy for the show again this year Just don't let him try to go on stage to help with the singing... you know how he is. love, grandmother
—Judy Bradley

To: Sandra and Joe Fielding
Happy mothers day and 57th anniversary from all the kids in Mercer TN. Hope you and Pop are enjoying your trip!
—Emily Callaway

To: Sandra Fielding
Happy mother's day from all the kids in Mercer,TN Hope you and Pop are enjoying your trip!
—Emily Callaway

To: Traci Ann
Marry Christmas 2013 I Love You
—Jonathan Howard

May 9, 2014

To: Seth & Nigel
Happy 12th Birthday to our twins Seth & Nigel who are in the audience at the Ryman. We can't think of a better way to celebrate with you than to watch your face when you experience the sound effects master live! Love Mom and Dad
—Kate Richardson

To: Jerry
Enjoy your Christmas Present May 10, 2014 for Garrison Keillor performance in Nashville..also Happy 50th Anniversary.
—Sheila Gilbert

May 7, 2014

To: Garrison Pettey
Happy 1st birthday to our baby boy! May you grow to be strong, kind, above average, and an English major.
—Warren & Amanda Pettey

To: Rick & Mavis Ziegler
So glad to be at the Nashville show with my wonderful family. Happy Mother's Day, Mom! Dad, I hope you can finally meet Fred Newman!!
—Jessica Ziegler

May 6, 2014

To: Angelina Cavalli
Can't wait to see you get your Master's in Art History from NYU on 5/20! We are so proud of you! Love, Mom and Dad
—Mai and Fred Cavalli

To: Angelina Cavalli
Loved seeing you and Eric at Taylor's wedding on St. Simons. See you Tuesday for graduation from NYU with your Masters in Art History! Your proud parents!
—Mai and Fred Cavalli

To: Nashville audience
Hope this show is as good as ours was in Des Moines last week!
—Rey Evans

To: Jim Schlimmer
30 years ago, you introduced me to Prairie Home and we ended or began our dates to Garrison's voice....Here we are now, married 29 years, two great kids...If I had it to do over, I would marry Garrison...He has more money than you!
—Alexa Schlimmer

May 5, 2014

To: Robert Bectel
Robert and Robin Bectel are celebrating 13 wonderful years together and are here in the audience tonight (May 24th at Wolf Trap).
—Robin Bectel

May 4, 2014

To: Lisa Crutchfield
Happy anniversary! May 17, 2003, best day ever! Thanks for showing me the time of my life. It truly get better each day.
—Bruce Krieger

To: Kathy and Dan Beverly
Happy 50th wedding anniversary to our parents May 23rd! You have set a wonderful example for us all, and we love you. Love from kids, grandkids and all the rest of the family
—Karen Klausen
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Old Sweet Songs

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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