I found the missing R!
Remember my recent post about my neighborhood barber shop with the missing R? (In case you missed it, here is the photo again of the storefront, showing that it’s a Baber Shop, not a Barber Shop.)
You’ll be glad to know that I’ve found their missing R. Apparently it migrated a couple of miles to the north, ending up at the Chau Bakery, as you’ll see in the second photo.
There’s probably a linguistic explanation for this…
In any case, mystery solved!