Neil (nt) wrote,
Neil
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This afternoon I went with Lorna to Isabella's at the Lougheed House for afternoon tea. They serve an English High Tea with little sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and petit fours. We had a pot of their house blend tea, which was quite good. Lougheed House is an old sandstone mansion from Calgary's early days. It opened to the public last year after a full restoration (prior to that, it had been owned by the Red Cross for about 50 years). After tea, we toured the house. It has some of the original furnishings, as well as displays with old photos and explanations of how the rooms were used by the Lougheed family. Peter Lougheed, premier of Alberta from 1971 to 1985, is a scion of this family. It was interesting to see how the other half lives (or lived; the family sold the house in the 1930s).
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