We all use numbers. Numbers are an important part of every one's life. What would we do without numbers? Well, I suppose we could use the alphabet. The letter "C" could represent 3 and "D" could be 4. Then "CC" would be 29 and "DD" would be 30 and "CCC" would be 55 and "DDD" would be 56. For some reason, I don't think this method of counting would work out very well. I know I would have a big problem if some one asked me to pay DDJ dollars for something I wanted to buy. Gee, and I bet you thought that Roman Numerals were complicated. I think, for the most part, I will stick with the good old Arabic way of counting and numbering things.
Even Arabic numbers get out of hand and beyond comprehension; well beyond my comprehension, anyway. I pretty much under stand the number of miles from my place to town or the post office or even to Arizona or Pennsylvania. I can even grasp the distance to the moon and sun. You know, like the old joke goes: "It is closer to the moon than it is to Arizona 'cause I can see the moon from here but I can't see Arizona from here". The distance to the outer planets gets a little harder to grasp as is the distance to the nearest star. After that, it just becomes numbers, numbers without actual understanding of the distance. If you think that is far, think again. Light from the furthest edge of the expanding universe will never reach us unless the universe stops expanding and implodes. That my friends, is a scary thought. Well, as far as numbers go, I have taken up enough of your time. But, before you go, may I suggest that any of you with children or grandchildren in school read http://orangejeepdad.blogspot.com/ . Now, you all have a great day today, you hear?