BURMA SHAVE......a little of yesteryear

> A man, a miss,
> A car a curve.
> He kissed the miss,
> And missed the curve.
> Burma Shave
>
> I'm sure that Burma Shave actually saved some lives.
> People laughed and then were more careful!
> It was a REAL "service" to America, even though
> it was an advertisement and it was one of the
> RARE "really useful" ones!
>
> For those who never saw any of the Burma Shave
> signs, here is a quick lesson in our history of the
> 1930's and '40's. Before there were interstates,
> when everyone drove the old 2-lane roads,
> Burma Shave signs would be posted all over
> the countryside in farmers' fields. They were
> small red signs with white letters. Five signs,
> about 100 feet apart, each containing
> 1 line of a 4 line couplet and the obligatory
> 5th sign advertising Burma Shave,
> a popular shaving cream.
>
> DON'T STICK YOUR ELBOW
> OUT SO FAR
> IT MAY GO HOME
> IN ANOTHER CAR.
> Burma Shave
>
> TRAINS DON'T WANDER
> ALL OVER THE MAP
> 'CAUSE NOBODY SITS
> IN THE ENGINEER'S LAP.
> Burma Shave
>
> SHE KISSED THE HAIRBRUSH
> BY MISTAKE
> SHE THOUGHT IT WAS
> HER HUSBAND JAKE.
> Burma Shave
>
> DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD
> TO GAIN A MINUTE
> YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
> YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT.
> Burma Shave
>
> DROVE TOO LONG
> DRIVER SNOOZING
> WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
> IS NOT AMUSING.
> Burma Shave
>
> BROTHER SPEEDER
> LET'S REHEARSE
> ALL TOGETHER
> GOOD MORNING, NURSE.
> Burma Shave
>
> CAUTIOUS RIDER
> TO HER RECKLESS DEAR
> LET'S HAVE LESS BULL
> AND A LITTLE MORE STEER.
> Burma Shave
>
> SPEED WAS HIGH
> WEATHER WAS HOT
> TIRES WERE THIN
> X MARKS THE SPOT.
> Burma Shave
>
> THE MIDNIGHTRIDE
> OF PAUL FOR BEER
> LED TO A WARMER
> HEMISPHERE.
> Burma Shave
>
> AROUND THE CURVE
> LICKETY-SPLIT
> BEAUTIFUL CAR
> WASN'T IT?
> Burma Shave
>
> NO MATTER THE PRICE
> NO MATTER HOW NEW
> THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE
> IN THE CAR IS YOU.
> Burma Shave
>
> A GUY WHO DRIVES
> A CAR WIDE OPEN
> IS NOT THINKIN'
> HE'S JUST HOPING
> Burma Shave
>
> AT INTERSECTIONS
> LOOK EACH WAY
> A HARP SOUNDS NICE
> BUT IT'S HARD TO PLAY.
> Burma Shave
>
> BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL
> EYES ON THE ROAD
> THAT'S THE SKILLFUL
> DRIVER'S CODE.
> Burma Shave
>
> THE ONE WHO DRIVES
> WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING
> DEPENDS ON YOU
> TO DO HIS THINKING.
> Burma Shave
>
> CAR IN DITCH
> DRIVER IN TREE
> THE MOON WAS FULL
> AND SO WAS HE.
> Burma Shave
>
> PASSING SCHOOL ZONE
> TAKE IT SLOW
> LET OUR LITTLE
> SHAVERS GROW.
> Burma Shave
>
> Do these bring back any old memories?
> If not, you're merely a child.
> If they do, then you're old as dirt.
> LIKE ME! I loved reading them
> Have a great day!cheers cheers

Comments (3)

Bnaughty
Are there any girls on here who can give my nuts a good waxing?
NEVER PASS
WHEN ON A SLOPE
UNLESS YOU HAVE
A PERISCOPE
- BURMA SHAVE

COLLECT 1,000 JARS
WIN A
FREE TRIP
TO MARS
- BURMA SHAVE

Someone took 'em up on it!
Collected 1,000 Burma Shave jars & demanded a trip to Mars...transport
And Burma Shave came through!
Sent him on an all expense paid vacation to La Mars, Iowa.
laugh

daydream Good Memories, Jim cheers

cowboy
Thanks Mic! I remember those signs and they had some good stuff on them! Then the interstate hwys came and that took care of the signs.sigh
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