Another Grandparent's coded ramblings
June 16, 2014 9:35 PM Subscribe
I read news coverage about metafilter members helping to solve the "Decoding Cancer-addled Ramblings" and thought I should give it a shot for coded messages we found in my Grandfather's posessions after his passing. Although my Grandfather did not have cancer and was of sound mind at the time these documents were sent (circa 1921), he and his brother sent some coded messages to one another for some reason. My family has tried to figure out the messages, but to no avail. Some think the coding was simply used to save money on the cablegrams/telegraphs, others think it was because the text was being sent to Germany during WWII time frame, and others think it was because there was some suspicion about co-workers who may try to access or read the cablegrams/telegraphs.
There is an interesting backstory behind my Grandfather and his brother which I will share after we crack the code. My Grandfather signed off his letters with "Your Affectionate Bro." which is why I chose the username I am using. Photos of cablegrams/telegraphs are linked to below.