Monday, January 3, 2011

Morse Motel (or is that REmorse?)

The Morse Motel was right there on Highway 51 in Cairo, Illinois. It looks like the kind of place that might be named the "REMorse" Motel, for all the folks who shacked up there and felt guilty afterwards.

In any event, the message on the back is a great one: "Almost 400 miles. Good roads. Sunshine most all the way. Grass is green. 51 degrees. Candy gone by noon. Oranges gone by 3:30. Ate Brownies after Supper. Watching Red Skelton from our bed. Earl and Tess. Report this card to Alice."

11 comments:

Bob of Holland said...

Nice card and beautiful motel. Funny to know there's also a city called Cairo in Illinois.

MrCachet said...

LOL Yup. Go ask Alice what she put in the brownies. ;o)

Coffeedoff said...

I like this card. It is like the view of American motels I see on older films.

Terry said...

Howdy
Happy PFF to you :)
Thank you for such a great postcard with a fun little story of everyday life for the traveler of yesterday .
A few years back hubby and I broke down in the middle of no where and the only place to stay was an old Motel like the one in your postcard.While I almost backed out to just sleep in our little mini van it was too cold and the snow was falling fast so I caved and to our surprise it was really clean and comfy on the inside.Thanks for sharing this one !
Until next time
Happy Trails

Joy said...

Ah life on the road. Those old cars took an age to get anywhere, just as well to have plenty of supplies:-)

Snap said...

Love these old motels ... perhaps because they come with a few fun childhood memories! Nice card!

Max said...

Glad you all liked this one! Tomorrow and Sunday (1/8 and 1/9) is Papermania in Hartford, CT. Maybe we'll run into each other?

Postcardy said...

They sure have enough signs in front. They must have liked seeing their name in big letters.

Sheila said...

I wonder why it was called Morse. My first thought was of Morse code.

Heath Gross said...

I just visited Cairi Illinois this past week (Sept 2016). This motel still stands but has been abandoned for a very long period of time. I took several pictures of it. I even found an authentic motel key with the motel name on it in one of the window ledges. An awesome little roadside find.

Max said...

Heather -- that's very cool!