I do something called "what I want"
my awoowe wasn’t born in a hospital, he was born in baadiyo under a tree. At that time there were like maybe 5 cities with hospitals lol, living in tuulo was considered reer magaal .Ilaahay ma taqaanaa! How are you gonna believe your awoowe. That’s the date he picked from the figments of his imagination. Birth days were never recorded except for the few that were born in a modern colonizer’s hospital. There were like 3 hospitals throughout the land. What’s the chance that your grandpa was born there. Next to nothing.
Like I said, he was born somewhere between ‘45 and ‘50. My awoowe himself didn’t give me a date and says he doesn’t know, but using estimations he says somewhere in the late 40s which makes sense. It’s also not that hard to find a rough estimate of your birth year just from finding the biggest events in your teenage years then going online and checking when it happened.
Finally if all else fails, we can work backwards, my oldest brother is in his early twenties, that makes my mom at least in her late 40s which puts my grandpa at least in his late 60s so it’s very likely he’s in his early to mid 70s right now.
You’re accusing my awoowe of lying about his birth year when I didn’t even mention an exact date. You’re so quick to jump to conclusions it’s crazy.