Byrd, Bex & Cousins Detective Agency
hey, it's ellie.
I know, you're in my phone. How's the clearing-out going?
nana had all the books about reinhold neibuhr. i'm starting to hate reinhold neibuhr.
how's the having a tree in your bedroom going?
Same. Boring. The guy in 124 keeps feeding the squirrels cereal, so that's becoming a problem.
what happens when it gets really cold?
Not sure. Seal off the third floor, I guess. How's your Dots holding up?
pretty okay. some stuff is worse than other stuff, you don't always know.
but speaking of stuff. we found a messed-up old frame in with the college box or whatever, with an envelope stuck into the back for zoo. that's aunt annie, right?
Mom was Zoo, and Jane (your Nana) was Noo. Is Zoo. Whatever.
What's in the envelope?
it has german writing on it, and i babelfished it but nana's writing was already horrible, so i don't know. can you look?
It's something "for my sister." What'd you get for that big word there?
um. "slot book."
…Probably not. Can YOUR mom read it?
she took french.
What about Chandler?
japanese and chinese.
AND Chinese, obviously. Okay, hold on, let me make a call.
Hey Christian, it's Sherry. Got a sec for a German question?
WHY YOU CAN'T USE BABELFISH. MARKET DOES NOT CLOSE FOR TWO HOURS. ALSO WHEN IS THIS DINNER TINA SAYS ABOUT, I NEVER KNOW ANYTHING ON TIME.
Second of all, Thursday after this one, and first of all, I can't use Babelfish because my Aunt Jane had terrible handwriting and also was not so good a speller, so maybe can I just try to pronounce —
THIS IS YOUR AUNT WHO DIED IN THE SPRINGTIME, JA.
Ja. You make it sound so Edwar–
AH, OKAY. FOR HER THEN BUT QUICK QUICK.
Great thanks, so, I think it's "shatsookah." S-C-H-A–
"SCHATZSUCHE," YEAH YEAH. "TREASURE HUNT," THIS MEANS.
Awesome. Thanks, man!
I WILL SEE YOU, AND THAT GRUNER PLEASE.
You got it.
…"treasure hunt." (She spelled it wrong.)
I know. So the map is in the envelope?
a little key on a piece of rick-rack.
YOU know what rick-rack is?
sewing badge, doy.
Right, doy. Pic please?
i tried it in every box and door in this house. no joy.
There's no more boxes in the attic, jewelry or music boxes? No map.
no more boxes, no map, just the key.
It wouldn't fit a box at Jane and Jerry's house? Could you ask Dots?
i asked dots, he didn't think so. he said ask mom, she said it's probably a box aunt annie has.
That doesn't help.
right. if you showed her the key, though? maybe she would remember something.
But she never saw that key before. It's a treasure hunt she didn't go on, so if she could remember she still wouldn't remember.
Okay, I'll call Dad, have him look around.
okay. tell me what happens.
like right away?
…Like right away. TTYL
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