|Bonnie Fulghum, a native of Toronto, Canada, says, "I came here
when I was two years old. When I was ten I went back and finished my schooling
Bonnie relaxes at the entrance
to the Main Street apartments she manages.
In the late 1950s Bonnie returned to California with her
two children. The first place she stayed was Rudolph Valentino's old apartment, and she
claims his ghost is still there.
Bonnie has lived in Balboa
for 28 years
Today Bonnie works for the Main
Street merchants, manages apartments, and is the Neighborhood Watch for the merchants
Bonnie words it this way, "I just care
about the city and what happens here, and I love everybody in this town."
NBC News recently interviewed Bonnie about her views on life in
.And everyone loves Bonnie, as the plaque on one of the Main Street benches testifies with
the words "Bonnie's Bench"
Bonnie's Plaque on
This mother of two, grandmother of nine, and
great-grandmother of 15 has no trouble keeping up with the times. Or, as Bonnie says,
"[I'm] full of vim, vigor, and vitality."
Bonnie with her son Bill
sitting on Bonnie's Bench