He went on to talk about her “righteous posterity”, made up of sixty-two grandchildren, and now several (i forget the number) great-grandchildren.
Now i’ll quite vociferously argue against the meme of holding up one’s fecundity as a valid measure of how good of a parent one might or might not be. However, if you look at the numbers, we see something interesting:
Or, in other words, each of her seventeen children produced, on average, less than four children themselves.
It appears that she taught them at least one important parenting lesson, eh?