Wednesday, May 16, 2007

15 May 2007 - Adding Zeros

15 May 2007 - Adding Zeros


I am now one year older than I was a year ago, I am the proud owner of: two new pairs of socks (cycling) a new "le Tour de France 2003 Centenaire du Tour de France" hat (cycling), a miniature Frisbee that has a red LED built into it, a poem written by my son when we visited Scotland and England in 2003 and a small picture frame with a picture of a cyclist flying down a hill and a quote from Abraham Lincoln: "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years."

I had a wonderful supper with my sister her husband and her son and his wife and their daughter, Rachel, who just turned six years old.

After supper I had a discussion with Rachel (my grand niece) about what happens when you add zeros on a number, she now knows what happens when you add two zeros (one hundred) three zeros (one thousand) and 100 zeros (a googol). She also knows what happens when she adds one zero to her age (she gets her Uncle-Zach's age.