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Burma Shave - older than dirt.

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  • Peter Berard
    Too early for most of you. Notice I didn t say too old. Says older than dirt. Must make us a diamond..... See Rock City............................pp Subject:
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 30, 2007
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      Too early for most of you. Notice I didn't say too old. Says older than
      dirt. Must make us a diamond..... See Rock
      City............................pp

      Subject: Burma Shave - older than dirt.


      >> 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.
      >>
      >> Here are more of the actual signs:
      >>
      >>
      >> 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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