April 6, 2011 at 3:50 am in The Daily Republic
Not long before we moved to Pierre in the fall of 1969, we bought a mid-sized American Motors station wagon, the model known as the Rebel.
The thing was deep green and brand new. We bought it right off the showroom floor (financed the entire thing) at a dealership in downtown Sioux Falls. The third seat faced the rear, so passengers got there from the back end of the wagon. One of the selling points for us (other than the fact that it seemed to run well, which was more than we could say for the Oldsmobile sedan we’d been driving) was that the second and third seats could be folded flat. That made a great play pen, and with two young children, we thought it would be a good place for them to pass the time on long trips. Continue Reading