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There is an old saying, “Behind every great man, there’s a great woman.”

For Charles L. Gee, of Walbridge, the woman behind his throne is his wife, Virginia. Because of her penchant for saving his writings decades ago, Gee was able to publish his first children’s book.

“I wrote a little something called ‘Lemon Tree Land’ 30 years ago,” Gee said. “Virginia saved hundreds of pages I wrote back then. A year ago, she said to me that she thought ‘Lemon Tree Land’ was a book. I decided to work on it again and it is now a book.”

Join the Toledo Zoo in celebrating Mother Earth and exemplifying a mission of caring for animals and conserving the natural world at a Party for the Planet Saturday, April 21.

The event is supported by MetroPCS and Toledo Waterways Initiative.

Drop off recyclable goods – including hard-to-recycle items-- between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Zoo’s Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot. Admission/parking charges do not apply to this special recycling project, which is made possible through partnerships with: Goodwill, AIM Ecycling, LLC., KTLCB/Lucas County Waste Management, City of Toledo Department of Neighbors, American Paint Recyclers, Gateway Recycling and Waste Reduction, Inc., and TerraCycle.

April is here and, with it, the promise of our gardening season ahead. 

The April birthstone is the diamond. Along with being one of the more precious stones, it is reputed to be a symbol of courage and everlasting love. There are many ancient theories as to why the diamond was chosen as the April birthstone but one very unique theory was that diamonds were the “tears of the gods.” This theory could relate to April weather, which often includes it as a rainy month. If we recall the old saying that “April showers bring May flowers” the life-giving raindrops or “tears” of April are surely precious indeed.

 

 

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