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HAWKENHAWKEN Senior MemberPosts: 1,720 Senior Member
Remember the Burma Shave signs we used to see along the roadways? There was one near my home that read, " If daiseys are your favorite flower, keep pushing up those miles per hour ".
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  • JLDickmonJLDickmon Senior Member Posts: 1,726 Senior Member
    they still have some in Illinois.. most of the original roadbed of Rte 66 has been turned into a linear park/trailway..
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  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    I remember those very well, Robin! Took a road trip from Georgia to Idaho back in 1954 and would eagerly watch for Burma Shave signs as entertainment!
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    Burma Shave signs were the highlight of those 350 mile trips to Grandma's, when I was a kid. I don't think they sold much shaving cream, though.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Old Grandpa
    Who's bald on top
    Wishes he
    Could rotate the crop
    Burma Shave

    He who drives
    A car wide open
    He ain't thinkin'
    He's just hopin'!
    Burma Shave

    I'll probably remember a few more, eventually. The interstates with their high speed limits and billboard restrictions pretty much killed Burma Shave, plus that type of advertising is fun to read, but it doesn't sell much product! I've actually used it on occasion- - - -the original product was a "brushless" shave cream sold in a tube like toothpaste.
    Jerry
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,383 Senior Member
    Anybody that has traveled US 27 through the middle of Florida will remember Old South BBQ Ranch signs going both ways for hundreds of miles. Good place to eat. Clewiston Fl.

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  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    Teach, you mean it was like the new Fusion and other super expanding creams, but in a tube? Actually, I use the Gillette Fusion in a can, that puts out a gel that expands to foam. However, I don't think it goes any farther than regular foam in a can. Sort of a gimmick.
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  • stepmacstepmac Member Posts: 172 Member
    If'a necking
    on the highway
    is your sport
    trade your car
    for a davenport.
    Burma Shave


    Just so you know, the very first Burma Shave sign said, "Cheer up, the War's over!" That was in about 1919.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,026 Senior Member
    HAWKEN wrote: »
    Remember the Burma Shave signs we used to see along the roadways? There was one near my home that read, " If daiseys are your favorite flower, keep pushing up those miles per hour ".
    Remember, yeah the signs, but, the jingles.
  • mythaeusmythaeus Senior Member Posts: 831 Senior Member
    I got to learn about Burma Shave billboards from the film The World Fastest Indian. Pretty cool...and great film too!

    Al
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