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My mother's parents are seen here getting ready to drive home to Sacramento after a weekend visit in 1964. We lived in the San Francisco East Bay hills for over 20 years and this house had a wonderful panoramic view of the Bay. San Francisco can be seen in the left distance as can the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance at right. Grandpa's car was a 1958 Cadillac - he was a Cadillac man for years. The car down the street is a c.1954 Nash Ambassador. As a toddler I would stand out on our deck and stare out at that incredible view. View full size.