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Old 06-06-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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Road Signs of Yesteryear

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 NOT
TIRES WERE THIN
X MARKS THE SPOT
BURMA SHAVE

THE MIDNIGHT RIDE
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 HOPIN'
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!
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:05 PM   #2
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For lads with fuzz
But your sir, ain't
The kid you wuz.
Burma Shave

We made these signs along with the Burma Shave logo to line the driveway to a party my wifes graduating class had the year they turned 50. They were really a hit, still have them in the garage.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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Free

Free

Trip to

Mars

For

500

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Jars

Burma Shave.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:34 PM   #4
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I have a copy of Verse by the Side of the Road: The Story of the Burma-Shave Signs and Jingles.

I grew up near Syracuse, New York. Mom was an Okie, and for summer vacations we would load the family into the station wagon and drive for 3 days to get to Grandma and Grandpa's farm just west of Oklahoma City. The Interstate highway system was only half built in 1959, and I remember we'd come to a place where the 4-lane divided Interstate highway just stopped, and we'd have to exit onto the old US Highway system (The Blue Highways). This was where Mom would point out the Burma Shave signs. Many of them were worn, and reading them seemed to be a treat for my 4-year-old self.
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I grew up reading those red and white signs along the highway. Cool beans, thanks for the trip down memory lane!
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:22 AM   #6
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CATTLE CROSSING
MEANS GO SLOW
THAT OLD BULL
IS SOME COW'S BEAU
BURMA SHAVE


Yes, I'm with you on the far, far side of 50.
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Free glass of Ice water at Wall Drug!

Only 3000 miles to Wall Drug!

See the rare and elusive Jackalope at Wall Drug!
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He lit a match
to check his tank
Now the call him
skinless Frank
Burma Shave

I remember looking for Burma Shave signs sitting in the back seat of my dads car while on trips.

I also remember no seat belts and my little brother laying on the shelf of the back window.
It's amazing we all lived with out the modern safety devices.
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How well I remember "mom's right arm" as the only front seat restraint!!
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