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Old 11-18-2009, 12:22 PM   #258
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Some of you are too young to remember Burma Shave signs along the highways of America. They used to put up red & white signs along the roadside, one line per sign every 100 feet as an entertaining advertising gimmick. The Everly Brothers even sang a song about the Burma-Shave signs in 1962. If you can't find the book below, there is a DVD called The Signs & Rhymes of Burma-Shave (Sentimental Productions; 1994) also.

I thought these poems might help you come up with ideas for some great guy cards & gifts! If you do create your own poem & card/gift using this idea, please post a link to your uploaded photo of the items in this thread. Be sure to include a typed version of the 5 or 6 line poem in the description when you upload it to your gallery. Thanks.


These four come from the book called The Verse by the Side of the Road: The Story of the Burma-Shave, Signs & Jingles. By Frank Rowsome, Jr. with drawings by Carl Rose. Foreword by Senator Robert Dole. (Stephen Greene Press, 1990).

"If a gift
You must choose
Give him one
He'll like
To use.
Burma-Shave."


"Every day
We do
Our part
To make your face
A work of Art.
Burma-Shave."


"This cooling shave
Will never fail
To stamp
Its user
First Class Male.
Burma-Shave."


"Dear Lover Boy,
Your photo came
But your doggone
Beard
Won't fit
The frame.
Burma-Shave."
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