Friday, December 31, 2010

family

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on wednesday my maternal grandmother was buried.  down to 1 of 4 grandparents.

i barely knew her and i'm not upset by the loss, but it got me thinking about ancestors.
i have:

2 parents  (one generation ago - born in the 1950's)
4 grandparents  (two generations ago - born in the 1920's)
8 great-grandparents  (three generations ago - born in the 1890's)
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1,125,899,906,842,624 great(x50)-grandparents (fifty generations ago - born ~500 A.D.)



tonight i will make a champagne toast to my quadrillion+ ancestors who lived during the middle ages.

happy new year!
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11 comments:

Justsayin' said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! CHEERS!

Suciô Sanchez said...

That's a lot of wreaths.

MRanthrope said...

heres to all your ancestors then.

Les said...

Thinking of all the people who died to put us on the planet today is just depressing. Happy new year, I GUESS

Natalia said...

How'd you figure all that math out?! Happy New Year from NOLA! :)

erics said...

r.i.p.

level85nerd said...

rest in piece...

Mister Sharaf said...

happy new year

life is ending and that is truth, we can do nothing about it

The Latest Movie Trailers said...

happy new year

Major.Mack said...

Huh. 1,125,899,906,842,624 where did this number come from......
You have immaculate records

NooG said...

is quadrillion a number?

happy new years!