Burma shave - Honda Goldwing Forums
 12Likes
  • 10 Post By Ron Robertson
  • 1 Post By Eric
  • 1 Post By 823Jim
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
Ron Robertson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: N.W. Washington
Posts: 17,187
Burma shave

Some old memories to start your day...........................................




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 they 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!
To My Old-As-Dirt Friends and Relatives who qualify as "old as 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.
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 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!

From the Northwest Corner
Ron
The Land of Tall mountains
IDMWT #5
Ron Robertson is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 02:33 AM
Senior Member
 
Eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Adelaide Sth. Australia
Posts: 10,609
Are you trying to make me look like a young buck Ron?
We never had those signs over here,
NREMTP likes this.

When all else fails.......... use a hammer!
Eric is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
Ron Robertson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: N.W. Washington
Posts: 17,187
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric View Post
Are you trying to make me look like a young buck Ron?
We never had those signs over here,
I remember, right after Betty and I go married in June 1964, we drove from Blaine, Wa. to Allentown Pa. to see my family. Mostly on Hwy 2 across the Northern U.S. They kept us entertain looking for them going both way.

From the Northwest Corner
Ron
The Land of Tall mountains
IDMWT #5
Ron Robertson is online now  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 09:22 AM
I remember the Burma Shave signs, and here in Michigan there where also signs modeled after them by a Michigan knife co. The signs where along many roads in mid and upper MI.
The signs reads:
FATTY, FATTY
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
HERE COMES SKINNY
WITH AN OLSEN KNIFE
Olsen Knife company

https://bladehistory.com/an-american...city-michigan/
Chopin likes this.

Friends don't let friends do stupid stuff (alone)
2003 GL1800, 1978 Kawasaki KZ650(needs restoring)

"Glory Days"

Jim King, Beartooth Clan member, IDMWT #89, Geezer Gang #2, 2018 Beer Cap Champ
823Jim is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Goldwing Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome