my mom gave me this aloe plant when i first moved into my junction home. he was a lot smaller then. and has grown and grown with very little effort or care on my part . . .
i remember the first time i made the connection between the aloe listed on the ingredients of a moisturizer and the plant itself. it was at angela's grandparents house in 2005 after we had gotten a bit too much sun. ang went over to the plant and cut off one of the leaves, sliced it open and started to soothe her skin with the aloe goo. this was new to me, is it safe? i asked... ang laughed, of course it's safe. oh! okay!
and i haven't had to buy the neon green gel since.