Time once again for Randy Seaver’s SNGF challenge on Genea-Musings. Thank goodness, he included a link to a calculator or I’d be working on this for a while. Even with a calculator, I’ll be I’ll be off somewhere!
1) Do you know how many days you have lived? How many hours? How many minutes? How many seconds?
2) For this challenge – do some calculating. Figure out how many days you’ve lived, how many hours, how many minutes, how many seconds (you can round off to account for the time you were born on your birth date – do you know it?). Tell us your birth date, birth time (if you know it), and then calculate your time alive up until your birth time today.
NOTE: If math befuddles you, use the Age Calculator at http://www-users.med.cornell.edu/~spon/picu/calc/agecalc.htm
3) What does all of this mean to you? Think about that marvelous “machine” inside your chest beating in rhythm. Share your thoughts!
1) I was 69 years old on 7 March 2021 and was born at 8:33 p.m. According to the calculator, I am 25,439 days old minus 8 hours, as it is 12:33 p.m. at the moment
2) I am 610,536 hours old.
3) I am 36,632,160 minutes old
4) I am 2,197,929,600 seconds old.
What does all of this mean to me? It means since I waited until I was 27 to begin working on my family history, I wasted 27 years, or 236,688 hours, 14,201, 280 minutes or 852,076,800 seconds when I could have been doing family history research.
That means I missed the opportunity to interview my great grandmother in Slovakia (who would have known my paternal 2X and 3X great grandparents), my great grand aunt in Rhode Island, who would have known my maternal 2X and 3X great grandparents AND I could have questioned my three grandparents who lived during my lifetime about their memories.
Randy, yes I can tell you are a numbers kind of person. I definitely am not!
As for mortality, if I am lucky enough to match my ancestors, two of my grandmothers passed away in their sleep in their 90s in relatively good health and mentally with it.
I hope I am as lucky!
Thanks, Randy, for this week’s challenge. I was expecting a Halloween-themed topic.
Happy Halloween, Everyone!
2 thoughts on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: How Many Days Old Are You?”
Wow, you beat all of us. Like you, I couldn’t do the math and let the website do it for me. I envy you for starting genealogy as young as you did. I was in my forties.
I’m sorry you missed so many years of being able to ask your relatives questions. I know it made a difference in my research. But I think you’re doing pretty darn well anyway!