How many of you remember taking road trips with your family back in the '50's? Now, we are talking way back to 2 lane roads even before interstates existed. We could hardly wait for the next Burma Shave sign to appear as we sat looking out the windows.  Remember those signs?  There were small red signs with white writing & were placed about 100 ft. apart. They were posted all along the countryside on the sides of the roads and in farmers' fields.  Remember how we wanted to be the first one in the car to see what the punch line would be.  At one time there were over 7,000 signs across the U.S. The year 1963 brought the end to new Burma Shave signs.

IS HE LONESOME OR JUST BLIND -
THIS GUY WHO DRIVES
SO CLOSE BEHIND?

 


PASSING CARS

WHEN YOU CAN'T SEE
MAY GET YOU A GLIMPSE
OF ETERNITY

 


DRINKING DRIVERS -

NOTHING WORSE
THEY PUT THE QUART
BEFORE THE HEARSE

 

DIM YOUR LIGHTS
BEHIND A CAR
LET FOLKS SEE
HOW BRIGHT YOU ARE

THIRTY DAYS
HATH SEPTEMBER
APRIL JUNE AND
THE SPEED OFFENDER

ANGELS
WHO GUARD YOU
WHEN YOU DRIVE
USUALLY RETIRE AT 65

THE BLACKENED FOREST
SMOLDERS YET
BECAUSE HE FLIPPED
A CIGARETTE

FOREST FIRES
START FROM SCRATCH
SO THINK BEFORE
YOU TOSS THAT MATCH

DROWSY?
JUST REMEMBER, PARD
THAT MARBLE SLAB
IS DOGGONE HARD

DON'T TRY PASSING
ON A SLOPE
UNLESS YOU HAVE
A PERISCOPE


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

IF DAISIES ARE YOUR
FAVORITE FLOWER
KEEP PUSHIN' UP THOSE
MILES-PER-HOUR

SLOW DOWN, PA
SAKES ALIVE
MA MISSED SIGNS
FOUR AND FIVE

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

CATTLE CROSSING
MEANS GO SLOW
THAT OLD BULL IS SOME
COW'S BEAU

DINAH DOESN'T
TREAT HIM RIGHT
BUT IF HE'D SHAVE
DYNA-MITE!

PASSING SCHOOL ZONE
TAKE IT   SLOW
LET OUR LITTLE
SHAVERS GROW

SAID FARMER BROWN
WHO'S BALD ON TOP
WISH I COULD
ROTATE THE CROP

SUBSTITUTES
CAN LET YOU DOWN
QUICKER THAN A
STRAPLESS GOWN

THIS COOLING SHAVE
WILL NEVER FAIL
TO STAMP ITS USER
FIRST CLASS MALE

GRANDPA KNOWS
IT AIN'T TOO LATE
HE'S GONE TO GIT
SOME WIDDER BAIT

TRAINS DON'T WANDER
ALL OVER THE MAP
'CAUSE NOBODY  SITS IN THE
 ENGINEER'S LAP

TO CHANGE THAT
SHAVING JOB TO JOY
YOU GOTTA USE
THE REAL McCOY

THE MONKEY TOOK ONE
LOOK AT JIM AND
THREW THE PEANUTS
BACK AT HIM HE NEEDED

SUBSTITUTES
ARE LIKE A GIRDLE
THEY FIND SOME JOBS
THEY JUST CAN'T HURDLE

It GAVE MCDONALD
THAT NEEDED CHARM
HELLO HOLLYWOOD
GOOD-BY FARM

TEMPTED TO TRY IT?
FOLLOW YOUR HUNCH
BE "TOP BANANA"
NOT ONE
OF THE BUNCH

OTHERS CLAIM
THEIR PRODUCT GOOD
BUT OURS
DOES WHAT
YOU THINK IT SHOULD

USE OUR CREAM
AND WE BETCHA
GIRLS WON'T WAIT
THEY'LL COME
AND GETCHA

THIS CREAM MAKES THE
GARDENER'S DAUGHTER
PLANT HER TU-LIPS
WHERE SHE
OUGHTER

DEAR LOVER BOY,
YOUR PHOTO CAME
BUT YOUR DOGGONE
BEARD WON'T FIT THE FRAME

HE ASKED HIS KITTEN
TO PET AND PURR
SHE EYED HIS PUSS
AND SCREAMED "WHAT FUR!"

THIS CREAM IS LIKE
A PARACHUTE
THERE ISN'T
ANY SUBSTITUTE

THIS WILL NEVER
COME TO PASS
A BACK-SEAT
DRIVER
OUT OF GAS

DON'T LOSE
YOUR HEAD
TO GAIN A  MINUTE
YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT

 

DON'T LEAVE SAFETY
TO MERE CHANCE
THAT'S WHY
BELTS ARE ALL
SOLD WITH PANTS

AT A QUIZ PA AIN'T
NO WHIZ
BUT HE KNOWS HOW
TO KEEP MA HIS

THE HERO WAS
 BRAVE AND STRONG AND
WILLIN' SHE FELT HIS
 CHIN - THEN WED THE  VILLAIN

THE DRAFTEE TRIED A TUBE
AND PURRED
WELL WHADDYA KNOW
I'VE BEEN DEFURRED

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

MEN WITH WHISKERS
'NEATH THEIR NOSES
OUGHTA HAVE TO KISS
LIKE ESKIMOSES

DROVE TOO LONG
DRIVER SNOOZING
WHAT HAPPENED
NEXT IS NOT AMUSING

DON'T LEAVE SAFETY
TO MERE CHANCE
THAT'S WHY BELTS ARE
SOLD WITH PANTS

MANY A FOREST USED
 TO STAND WHERE A

LIGHTED MATCH
GOT OUT OF HAND

HE LIT A MATCH
GO CHECK GAS TANK
THAT'S WHY THEY CALL HIM
SKINLESS FRANK