Calgary Life

Like most Calgarians, Lonnie was born elsewhere. But at six months, he was living near the Holy Cross Hospital on 25th Avenue SW. That house is gone. At two years, he lived in the 1900 block of 24A Street SW. 

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Like most Calgarians, Lonnie was born elsewhere. But at six months, he was living near the Holy Cross Hospital on 25th Avenue SW. That house is gone. At two years, he lived in the 1900 block of 24A Street SW. That house is still there with two giant blue spruce growing in the front yard. His mother bought both of them for 25 cents from a disheveled Indian who was going door to door. There have been seven other residences over the intervening sixty-seven years. During that time, the city has gone from 45,000 residents to well over a million. So from infancy, through school, marriage, children, work and now retirement, Calgary has been in his blood. If nothing else, his points of view come massaged with a deep understanding of Calgary and its environment.