Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Artist: Paul Briggs (deceased)
Contributor(s): Bonnie Lambert, Marshall Mayer
This postcard was sent on Jul 10, 1984 from Denver, CO USA.
Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

© Alvaro A. Martins

Dear Bud—This was one of your folks' favorite "hang-outs" when they were 1st romancing, now [BEST GREASY SPOON The Aristocrat 2035 Broadway, Boulder Cheesburger, Cheeseburger. Nick's special is a huge omelette helped out by lots of toast and potatoes. A HARD-CORE SHORT-ORDER COOK (emphasis added) usually turns out the spuds; this is hash-brown heaven. The breakfast steaks are the size of your head. GREASE never had it so good—the most for your money] it's famous! Congrats on your new folks—Paul
Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

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Marshall Mayer
Marshall Mayer says:
Mar 14, 2021 05:37 PM

This one requires an explanation. As Bonnie finished her MFA, I got her a job as a waitress at the Aristocrat (her first waitressing job). I had started the week before ("If you can keep up with toast, you're hired." All 8 slots were constantly filled.), and by the end of the summer I was the lead cook. We had a system where waitresses would go outside to the line—which could be two blocks long on Saturday mornings—to take orders. We would have their order ready when they sat down. The place was owned by Gus and Voula, Greek immigrants, who thought they had brought us together. They even offered us the restaurant to manage because their son—Nick from above—was so lazy. One of those big inflection points. We said "No thanks!", and instead went on a 9,000 mile road trip, first to Jasper, AB and then down the west coast, the last leg to Des Moines, IA with Mark Johnstone. This card is addressed to our just-born son Gregg (nick-named Bud) 8 years after that summer. Paul was a great friend.

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