I found these to be amusing and even sometimes educational. I hope you find them the same.

 

Nostalgia Number 1 -Burma Shave Roadside Signs

We older folk will remember the row of signs along a highway that provided a jingle that ended - Burma Shave. The first of those roadside ads was put up in 1925 in desperation by the two men who invented Burma Shave. It read:

SHAVE THE MODERN WAY

FINE FOR THE SKIN

DRUGGISTS HAVE IT

BURMA-SHAVE.

 

The last one was erected in 1963. It read:

OUR FORTUNE

IS YOUR

SHAVEN FACE

IT’S OUR BEST

ADVERTIZING SPACE

BURMA-SHAVE.

 

There were hundreds in between. All of them were published  in 1965 in a book titled “The Verse by the Side of the Road” written by Frank Rowsome, Jr.

 

A version of this topic was originally printed in the August 25, 2015 issue of The Lewis County Herald of Vanceburg, Kentucky.

 

Nostalgia Number 2 - Coming sometime.