For those of you who never saw the Burma Shave signs, here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1940s and 1950s. Before the 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 LOSE YOUR HEAD
      TO GAIN A MINUTE
      YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
      YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT

      DROVE TOO LONG
      DRIVER SNOOZING
      WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
      IS NOT AMUSING

      BROTHER SPEEDER,
      LET'S REHEARSE;
      ALL TOGETHER
      GOOD MORNING NURSE

    CAUTIOUS RIDER
    TO HER RECKLESS DEAR
    LET'S HAVE LESS BULL
    AND LOTS MORE STEER

      SPEED WAS HIGH
      WEATHER WAS NOT
      TIRES WERE THIN
      X MARKS THE SPOT

      THE MIDNIGHT RIDE
      OF PAUL FOR BEER
      LED HIM TO
      A WARMER HEMISPHERE

      AROUND THE CURVE
      LICKETY-SPLIT
      IT'S A BEAUTIFUL NEW CAR
      WASN'T IT?

      NO MATTER THE PRICE
      NO MATTER HOW NEW
      THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE
      IN THE CAR IS You

      A GUY WHO DRIVES
      A CAR WIDE OPEN
      IS NOT THINKIN'
      HE'S JUST HOPIN'

    AT INTERSECTIONS
    LOOK EACH WAY
    A HARP SOUNDS NICE
    BUT ITS HARD TO PLAY

      BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL
      EYES ON THE ROAD
      THAT'S THE SKILLFUL
      DRIVER'S CODE

      THE ONE WHO DRIVES
      WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING
      DEPENDS ON YOU
      TO DO HIS THINKING

      CAR IN DITCH
      DRIVER IN TREE
      THE MOON WAS FULL
      AND SO WAS HE.

    And my all time favorite

      PASSING SCHOOL ZONE
      TAKE IT SLOW
      LET OUR LITTLE
      SHAVERS GROW

Did you know shaving cream is just fluffed up soap, Blown from the can which is under pressure, with some type gas such as propane or etc. This is why the warning do not burn or throw in flames is painted on the can.
Makes a great "in a pinch" spot remover!!!

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