Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 2:15 PM (in response to cp_whaley)
I discovered that I could do a total system restore from the day after I originally installed Lion (when everything was ok), yet a day before I did the catastrophic re-install.
My calendars and entries, and all the other settings I lost in the Lion re-install have returned.
So, I'm closing this thread. I'm not sure what others would do if they don't use Time Machine.