Burma-Shave

Remember the old Burma-Shave ad campaign, which involved little poems written on carefully spaced signs placed along roadsides during heyday of Route 66?

Yeah, I don’t remember them, either. Too young. But I’ve seen plenty of replicas along the road in recent years. They’re really popular with Route 66 travelers.

Set of Burma-Shave-type signs that mysteriously appeared along westbound 66 in front of the Tumbleweed yesterday afternoon as I was coming back from a grocery run in Tucumcari:

LESS THAN
TWO OUTS
FORCE AT THIRD
GIRLS LOVE
DIAMONDS
(SO I’VE HEARD)

Set of signs attached to the backs of those signs at some point between the time I went to bed last night and the time I slipped out for a jog this morning:

CURSE OR NOT
SIERRA DEAR
LET’S NOT
“JUST WAIT
‘TIL NEXT YEAR”
MARRY ME

Set of hastily made cardboard signs currently taped over the westbound signs for Grant to see when he picks me up for church this morning:

HE UNDERSTOOD
THE INFIELD FLY
SHE KNEW
HE WAS
HER KIND OF GUY
YES

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2 comments

  1. lesliewienswineryadventures · September 27, 2010

    You go, girlfriend!!!! Congrats!! Can’t wait to see if you get married at Jesus’ or not with kareoke as the reception entertainment!
    Cheers! Leslie

    • tumbleweedmotel · September 27, 2010

      Hahahahahahaha! I think we’ll do something a little classier than karaoke night at Casa de Jesus, but I doubt we’ll get too carried away. We called Sandy last night. She’s got some crazy ideas up her sleeve, so there’s no telling….

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