(GK: Garrison Keillor; SS: Sue Scott; TR: Tim Russell; TK: Tom Keith)


TR: Tired of giving the same old flower bouquets? Looking for something new and different? How about a colorful Fall Foliage Basket from "A Prairie Home Companion"? It's a cornucopia of color!

SS: It's a bag of dead leaves!

TR: Yes, the Prairie Home Octoberfest Basket provides your friends with a sample of the wonders of fall in the Midwest ---- thousands of leaves, bursting with color, texture and beauty.

SS: I can't believe someone would mail us a bag of leaves!

TR: Nothing says autumn like a Prairie Home Octoberfest Basket, fall foliage carefully harvested by hand and placed in a plastic sack to preserve the dazzling colors.

SS: They sent us their lawn rakings!

TR: The Fall Foliage Basket for $59.95, including next-day express delivery.

SS: What???????????????????

TR: Call now and order. It's just like having a big old tree in your backyard. (MUSIC OUT)
© Garrison Keillor 2002