The Founding Mothers

The Founding Mothers

It seems a bit odd to start an ode to mothers with spending exactly 5 seconds thinking about their own mother. It soon becomes clear why there isn’t more time, though. The author reflects not just on his mother, but every mother that came before. Turns out: With 5 seconds for each, it takes 112 years to reach the author’s great706,406,493 grandmother, the first female in the history of the planet.

From Weekly Filet #442, in May 2023.

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