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Garrison Keillor.....

SallyBR1's picture

I was in shock when I heard he had a small stroke... If something happens to this man I will cry for days

here is what he wrote about it, as usual, a very touching, non-cheesy article

http://www.normantranscript.com/archivesearch/local_story_259011541

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

Gretchen's picture

(post #53095, reply #1 of 19)

I saw that, and he is indeed a lucky man. He's a national treasure also, IMO!! We have seen him many time, and Sally, if you haven't and do have a chance, don't miss it!

Gretchen

Gretchen
SallyBR1's picture

(post #53095, reply #2 of 19)

I would not miss it. Phil and I are both huge fans. Every Wednesday we fight for the newspaper to see who will read him first.

I'd say that 90% of the times, I get a little teary reading him, he always says something that is just perfect, and hits some mellow corner of my heart.

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

Gretchen's picture

(post #53095, reply #3 of 19)

Do you listen to his radio show? We don't have his column, or not often.

Gretchen

Gretchen
SallyBR1's picture

(post #53095, reply #4 of 19)

Never did. Somehow we are always too busy doing something, never remember. Phil caught it a couple of times while he was driving by himself, and of course had to brag about it later :-)

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

Jillsifer's picture

(post #53095, reply #13 of 19)

What did you all think of the 2006 Prairie Home Companion movie?

Camping is nature's way of promoting the hotel business.



Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

BonnieinHolland's picture

(post #53095, reply #14 of 19)

Jill, this is a wonderful movie.  Reading all the posts about GK, I was going to mention it too.  It's really one of my favorite Robert Altman movies.  cheers, Bonnie

Jillsifer's picture

(post #53095, reply #15 of 19)

I was given the DVD for my birthday last March and just got around to watching it the other night. I'm pretty sure I loved it, but there's something I can't quite put my finger on that seems "off" to me. I don't know what it is.


But in general, yes. I adored Meryl Streep's character.


Camping is nature's way of promoting the hotel business.



Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Carole4's picture

(post #53095, reply #16 of 19)

PBS did a special on GK and PHC. The man is a perfectionist! He is also a single dad. I think his daughter is around 10 or 11 years old.

Gretchen's picture

(post #53095, reply #17 of 19)

I LOVED it. It was SO quirky, and Lily Tomlin and Meryl Streep were a hoot. The whole concept was SO funny.  If you aren't a long time listener for all those other characters, you may not find it as "connected", but it was a bit like Alice and the Looking Glass--all his characters became real people!

Gretchen

Gretchen
Jillsifer's picture

(post #53095, reply #18 of 19)

If you aren't a long time listener for all those other characters, you may not find it as "connected",


Maybe that's it. I read the books years ago and continue to re-read them but only came to the radio show a few years ago. I love the radio show, but I feel like the books are really "mine" (in the sense that I think we often feel closer to the first version of something that we experience--not that it necessarily has any more artistic or literary merit than the other medium, but just that it's where we "met" and began to love the voice, the characters, etc.).


The Devil Wears Prada is another one of those for me--obviously on another whole level--but I grabbed the book in a moment of airport desperation and have always felt closer to it than the movie, even though I found both to be a real hoot.


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Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Gretchen's picture

(post #53095, reply #19 of 19)

the movie took all of his "skit" characters and made them "real" people on the "last show". I even had some "switchbacks", but LOVED it.

Gretchen

Gretchen
Maedl's picture

(post #53095, reply #5 of 19)

That really is too bad, although I am thankful it was a minor stroke. I love GK's voice--it's so evocative and he creates images better than any television screen.

I've been listening to PHC since 1980--shortly after it went national, I suppose. I used to sit in a rocking chair, close my eyes and listen to the News from Lake Woebegon--it was better than a weekly sermon.

If Saturday night is a bad time for you, you can listen to old broadcasts on the PHC website--their archive is huge. Or you can download the News from Lake Woebegon as a weekly podcast.

Margie
Between the Alps and the Chesapeake Bay:
Where Food and Culture Intersect
www.alpsandbay.blogspot.com
Margie Between the Alps and the Chesapeake Bay: Where Food and Culture Intersect www.alpsandbay.blogspot.com
SallyBR1's picture

(post #53095, reply #6 of 19)

download as a weekly podcast! Now that would be the way to go for us!

thank you, will work on that

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

Maedl's picture

(post #53095, reply #8 of 19)

Sally, it's only the News from Lake Woebegon that you get on the podcast, but that is my favorite part of the show. It's easy, though, to tune into the old broadcasts on the computer--and those are the full shows. It's got something to do with copyright laws. . . .

Margie
Between the Alps and the Chesapeake Bay:
Where Food and Culture Intersect
www.alpsandbay.blogspot.com

Margie Between the Alps and the Chesapeake Bay: Where Food and Culture Intersect www.alpsandbay.blogspot.com
Maedl's picture

(post #53095, reply #9 of 19)

Here are the URLs--

Podcast: http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/about/podcast/

Archived broadcast (look for the Audio Highlights box,top right, and at the bottom of the box click on 'listen to the full broadcast): http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/

Margie
Between the Alps and the Chesapeake Bay:
Where Food and Culture Intersect
www.alpsandbay.blogspot.com
Margie Between the Alps and the Chesapeake Bay: Where Food and Culture Intersect www.alpsandbay.blogspot.com
SallyBR1's picture

(post #53095, reply #10 of 19)

You're an angel!!!!

 


 


American Citizen, with a tropical twist...


(May 29th, 2009)

 


 


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com

Maedl's picture

(post #53095, reply #11 of 19)

Aw, shucks! Thanks!!

Margie
Between the Alps and the Chesapeake Bay:
Where Food and Culture Intersect
www.alpsandbay.blogspot.com

Margie Between the Alps and the Chesapeake Bay: Where Food and Culture Intersect www.alpsandbay.blogspot.com
Lee's picture

(post #53095, reply #7 of 19)

He is a treasure, and I'm so glad he is okay.  Our paper ran the article you posted a couple of weeks ago and thought it was poignant and beautiful.  No surprise there.  He was so very lucky.

Heather's picture

(post #53095, reply #12 of 19)

Strokes are so scary and unpredictable. A young friend of ours (34) had a stroke a few weeks ago. She is a nurse and knew to immediately take aspirin. She is doing fine, but it makes you realize that none of us is immune.