Thought your story was great. I have fond memories of Catalina from when I was assigned to the Marine base in San Diego in the early 70’s. I am curious as to whether or not you recall what the price was for the abalone special. I haven’t had abalone for years. Last time was in Reno, and I think for two small steaks it was $40.00. I have seen it in other restaurants for $60.00, and remember paying $8.00 for three steaks in Cresent City, California in the late 70’s. We ate at that place frequently.