“I really enjoyed growing up in Laguna. My wife, Bonnie Couse, happened to be a classmate with Kelly Boyd, Sid Bryan and Carolyn Smith.
I knew the South Seas bar very well. My buddies and I would bar hop several times a week from nineteen sixty-five to nineteen seventy-five. Besides the South Seas, we would visit the Hatch Cover as well as the Marine Room on weekends. I remember my favorite drink at the South Seas, besides beer, was a drink called 151, which was a rum drink. In nineteen sixty-seven, Rick Wells and I bartended at the South Seas and I loved it. I ended up being their bartender by night while working as the lifeguard by day on Mountain Road.”