Burma-Shave began their roadside jingles in 1926 and stopped them in 1963. We began our short series of this trip down memory lane on June 15 and finishing it 12 weeks later.
For all of you who remember these roadside icons, I hope you have enjoyed this peek back to when you were a bit younger.
For those of you who are a bit younger, I hope you have gained a little peek into a time of more leisurely travel - a time of two lane roads, slower speeds, and meals and overnight stops in small towns.
The finish of the ubiquitous signs was noted in many publications. To the right is a cartoon by a prominent cartoonist of the times, Carl Rose, whose work appeared in the likes of The Saturday Evening Post and The New Yorker.
In case the cartoon is too small for you to read, it says this:
Farewell, o verse
Along the road
How sad to
Out of mode