To: Paul Briggs (deceased)

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Andrea Jennison and Tom Breeden to Paul Briggs Andrea Jennison and Tom Breeden to Paul Briggs

Andrea Jennison and Tom Breeden to Paul Briggs

"He was threatening to expose Simon... and it doesn't fit if I don't tell the truth, it doesn't fit." Perry Mason repeat. 3rd time for me. "He was in no condition to drive; I'd already killed him." See you Sun or Mon? A.T.&T.

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Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs and Joe Riollano Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs and Joe Riollano

Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs and Joe Riollano

Dear P & J We are having a HAPPY HAPPY :) time! Now in Venice [CA] looking for body builders xo Bonnie I like summer—this is the life. A real exciting place & the smog isn't at the beach with us. keep smiling Marshall

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Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs and Joe Riollano Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs and Joe Riollano

Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs and Joe Riollano

Dear Paul & Joe—We are in Cooke City, Mont. in a very primitive, but beautiful cabin—there is a linoleum braided rug on the floor. Rain all day today in Yellowstone, but we walked to Morning Glory Pool, nonetheless. Having a WONDERFUL time. xoxo Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

Dear Paul—Happy [Valentine]-day! Sorry this is late—wrapping things always blows me down. Thanks GOBS for the [valentine]. It is beautiful! The pic of you is one of my 1st attempts at color printing. I got promoted to breakfast cook! It's fun. xo [heart] Bonnie

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Paula Crane and Ted Thomas to Paul Briggs Paula Crane and Ted Thomas to Paul Briggs

Paula Crane and Ted Thomas to Paul Briggs

Dear Paul, Have eaten our way through Manhattan and will leave for Long Island today. We've walked a lot and seen a lot and loved it, but remain confirmed Westerners. Hicks to the bone! See you in a few days. Love Paula & Ted

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Mark Johnstone to Paul Briggs Mark Johnstone to Paul Briggs

Mark Johnstone to Paul Briggs

"... So Rat Fuller said, 'Here's the name of a new post-card pal for you—send him something and see what you get!' So I did." Tom Peterson [address redacted]

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Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs

Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs

December 1978 Dear Paul, I wish you could come to Billings! We might swing by Breckenridge—can you go there? Will write or call you from Billings if rendezvous looks possible. xo Bonnie This photo is one of the first out of our newly formed collaboration—hope to get lots done on the road. It's in stereo too! If you have the glasses it works. Hope to see you soon. Marsh

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Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

1.4.79 Dear Paul, Nice postcard, huh? The big events of our trip home were Wolf Creek Pass (so much snow!) & a terrible wind storm just 50 miles east of S. D. They closed the interstate abt. an hour after we went through. It was real fun to see you again. 1.10.79 Just found this—Sue R. [Robinson] & Rex [Westen] have been here—had a real nice time. Write soon. xo Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

7.7.79 Dear Paul, Your summer job with Nat'l Park (?) on S.D. fort sounds great. Wish I could report same, but can't. Am being lazy (but trying hard to make meaningful photos.) & letting M [Marshall Mayer] work. We have a new kitty—Max. Come visit. xo Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

12.10.79 Dear Paul, We are going to Montana for Xmas: leave L.A. on 17th & return abt. Jan 2. I hope, hope, hope we won't miss you! When do you come here? We will try & call you soon. Was VERY warm here last week, but now a little more wintery. xo Bonnie

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Andrea Jennison to Paul Briggs Andrea Jennison to Paul Briggs

Andrea Jennison to Paul Briggs

Dear Paul, Enjoyed having you "around" last week. Possibly you could come up again Feb 26, 27, 28, 29. Ski & think about t-shirt logo: mtns & photography & CMC [Colorado Mountain College]—logo? Any vague ideas? No deadline. Let's talk first. Need later! July 1. Love to you, A.

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Andrea Jennison to Paul Briggs Andrea Jennison to Paul Briggs

Andrea Jennison to Paul Briggs

3/21/80 Thought you might find the process extremely engaging... NYC is quite a disorienting concept. Aggression & rain. S.P.E. [Society for Photographic Education] at a kosher country club. Very strange. xoxo Andrea

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Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

Dear Paul, We've moved our darkroom & studio to a space under the house here where we live. It's small, but comfortable & CONVENIENT. How's your remodeling going? Any traveling plans this summer? We will probably not go too far away until October. I hope to get a week off then for a trip up to Oregon. In the meantime, we're BUSY! How about you? xo Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

Dear Paul & Joe [Riollano]— Have been playing Xmas games—dominoes, pachinko, clue & battle ship! Also, drinking a few beers & eating lots of SWEETS. Hope you have been celebrating too. xo Bonnie

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Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs

Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs

Dear Paul, We're swinging by your place Tuesday evening Aug 4th. We'll be driving from Des Moines so it may be between 8 & 10 pm. Then we're on to Breckenridge in the afternoon on Wednesday. This trip has been terrific. Seen lot of stuff but no roadrunners or snakes. Marshall

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Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

8.28.81 Dear Paul, Very hot & VERY smoggy here—hope it's better when you come. Had a pleasant, but hot trip home,—car turned over 100,000 miles. We took pics. I broke my foot on Mon. Stepped in a hole. Have to wear a cast for a month. real comfy. Hi to Boogi (?) xo Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

9.9.82 Dear Paul, We're having grey, muggy weather—rain all day yesterday & even some thunder! Very strange for September. But, a welcome relief from the preceding HOTNESS. I'm trying to get lots of things done while Marshall [Mayer] is away, but keep getting sidetracked by all the good books I want to read. Have you found a job? This is a bad time to be job hunting. We went camping in North Cascades near Canadian border during Seattle trip. It was beautiful‚ snow covered Mt. Baker & another big one. Took a good, hot hike. Also, took a walk with my sister in a beautiful park along Puget Sound—lots of outdoorsy things right in the heart of Seattle. Seems much healthier than LA DEE DAH xo BGL

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Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

Bonnie Lambert to Paul Briggs

4.24.83 Dear Paul, I hope you are enjoying spring time. Last week M [Marshall Mayer] & I saw in our neighborhood, a car with 5 plastic iguanas in the back window. We immediately thought of you. Any plans to go to Brazil? We are busy, but plan a week's vacation to Grand Canyon, Bryce, Arches, etc at end of May. xo Bonnie

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Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs

Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Paul Briggs

11.8.83 Dear Paul—Sorry for the delay in communications—lots of changes here. As you can see, we've moved: a bigger place, but in our comfortable (most of the time) neighborhood. We need more room because we're going to have a baby boy! We're very excited, but not quite ready yet (I'll be having it at Hollywood Presbyterian. Isn't that where you were born?) He's supposed to appear on Jan. 30th, but we're hoping for February 2nd—Ground Hog's Day. xo Bonnie The months are passing quickly in preparation. I'm supposed to be in CO for the month of Jan to teach at CC [Colorado College].—We'll see how things go here. Hope all is well with you. Marshall

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