To the editor:
I lived in TBay for a number of years, I live in Devlin (near Fort Frances, ON) now, but still enjoy a couple hours at the Centennial Conservatory nearly every time I come to the city, and that's often enough.
I used to bring my Mom, Gramma, my friend Edel and my dad, all of whom are passed away now. They loved it also.
Many a fella has proposed on bended knee by the lime tree or on the bridge.
I have been to a few weddings, anniversaries at the Conservatory also. For those who can't afford a tropical wedding, the Conservatory has the feeling and smells of heaven.
The smells of the tropical flowers, fruit and just breathing in the air at the Conservatory can lift your spirits on an otherwise bleek winter day. I can't understand the idea, the thoughts of not being able to stroll through, toss my penny in the pond and make a wish.
My grandkids live out west and I have plans to bring them there this summer. I haven't brought them yet).It's a tradition with many families, just like the Terry Fox memorial, the Hoito, McKellar Confectionary, the Sleeping giant, and Persians.
These attract a lot of tourists as well. There are many lessons to be learned for a child as he or she takes in all that the Conservatory has to offer. I say keep the conservatory alive, keep our memories alive and let us make new memories for the future for our kids, grandkids and great grandkids.
Marie Major ,