The Sun Deck Motel

Prompt #3: Look deeply. Find an old photograph that interests you and really look at it. Question everything. Think about the temperature. Think about the sounds. Think about the moment after the photo was taken. Find the story in that moment.

Who?  Sue and Jill  Tullbane; Tony & Tracy Tullbane

What?  Post card

When? 1973

Where? Poolside at the Sun Deck Motel; Pharr, Texas

Sue is posing on the diving board and Jill is seated in a poolside chair.

Why? Dad was always looking for creative ways to advertise for business for the Sun Deck Motel.

How? Professional photograph

∼Sub tropical weather in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas

∼Sunny, blue skies, with cumulous clouds

∼Temperature 85°to 95°

∼Palm trees swaying in the breeze

∼Anticipating a cannon ball off of the diving board and a swim to cool off from the heat of the day.  Playing with Tony & Tracy in the shallow end of the pool.


About Prairie Garden Girl

I am a wife who is adored by my Sweet Perry. Together we are parents to five boys and grandparents to seven unique grands. Pa Perry and Oma Sue love instilling the love of learning in the hearts of Johannah, Joshua & Jaxon; Henry & Charlotte and Lily & Lane. I am a reader. I am an aspiring children's picture book writer. I am a creator who sews and paints with acrylics and watercolors and sketches with colored pencil. I am an educator to hundreds of students, throughout the years. I am a cyclist on a pink Marin Portofina, and a 5K jogger. Perry and I are organic gardeners and enjoy homesteading on the Illinois prairie. Life is a beautiful ride with my Sweet P. Together, Perry and I feel life is a journey filled with joy. We want to live our lives by leaving the world a better place.
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