1941 marks a new era for the Coast Inn. The eating area and the South Seas has now been decorated into its ever long popular Polynesian style or Tiki. If my family is correct, Grandpa got the idea when he used to own and work in Long Beach. So the fish are truly swimming around under the glass of the bar. And the Abel family is truly beginning its significance with the Coast Inn. The colored article states the mural was carved by Bobbie, which they mean Mogens. This couple was like my second family so I saw them often in the ’50s on.
The colored brochure shows off the extra large carving of Mogens Abel that hung at the end of the South Seas both in the upstairs then downstairs location. I am sure other works of the Abel’s were around as well. And in 1956, we will mention Pop’s second son, Chris Abel. And you will find a story by Chris’s son, Gregg. Relationships ran deep back in those days and continue today.