May 5, 2010


We had a mysterious letter delivered to the CDC – an unmarked envelope full of stencils – and it’s so exciting because it’s the closest I’ll ever get to a CSI-style investigation, with the exception of “Who got out all these blocks and left them here?” (I always know full well who got them out. I’m looking at you, Devyn.)

Exhibit A (from the address on the front of the envelope): White-out on the ‘N’. Why? Why? Was it initially lower-case and they meant to change it to an uppercase, or is this some sort of clue?

We don't take care of days, we take care of children.

Exhibit B (also from the envelope): ‘NB’. There hasn’t been a state abbreviation change since 1963, when Nebraska was changed to NE instead of NB, to avoid confusion with ‘New Brunswick’ – like that’s even a real place. (Thank you, Wikipedia.) Ergo and heretofore, the sender learned his/her abbreviations before the early 60’s.

Good thing this didn't get sent to New Brunswick.

Exhibit C: Homemade stencils, mostly cut from sturdy food cartons.

Why so many cars and so few fish?

Exhibit D: Er, Lack of Exhibit D: No note. Just the stencils.

Lack of Exhibit E: No return address.

Conclusion: Unidentified sweet older lady good-heartedly shares her bounty with little children.

No crime here, people. Move along.

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3 Responses to “Curious”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Maybe it’s a secret code. But what could flower-car-car-car-car-fish-flower-airplane-butterfly mean?


  2. Lloyd Said on:

    Some of those car stencils look quite old. But the truck looks suspiciously like a Toyota Tundra. Maybe this is a marketing campaign?


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Could they be from a former student who might have stolen them way back when & after a lifetime of trying unsuccessfully to out run the guilt, the drinking, the gambling … they have finally decided to get on with Step #9?


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