Once and a while, something in a photo catches your attention more than what the photo was intended to capture. This is one such photo.
This photo is fun as it shows the back of a 1958 Pontiac Bonneville. This car belonged to my Great Uncle Donald Andra. Donald’s wife, Phyllis McKinney Andra, stands behind holding Vickie, who was born in September 1958.
Looking at Vickie, she could be pushing a year old, so fall of 1959. Doug as born in 1952, Mom in 1954, which would put them at 7 and 5 years old at the time. This is likely when the photo was taken.
Vickie was born in Preston, Idaho and her brother was also born there, this photo was at the Andra home in Preston at 422 East 400 South where Bill and Mary Andra lived and raised their family. Donald and Phyllis must have been visiting as was Norwood and Colleen Jonas.
The 1958 Pontiac Bonneville was one of the classic space-race inspired, behemoth, beautiful, land yachts that were produced during the chrome infested heyday of flashy cars.
Larry indicates this car has a special lever that you could pull to raise the car so it was less prone to be stuck in snow drifts, or you could get out of them then.