March 31, 2011

Burma Shave

Booking Through Thursday reminds us we grew up reading everything under the sun and asks:
What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever read? (You know, something NOT a book, magazine, short story, poem or article.)
Sitting in a car
the miles go by
a  little red sign!
More to come
What fun!
Burma Shave

I grew up in the heart of Georgia,   my relatives lived north of Nashville.  Every time we went up to visit, we passed the turn for Rock City, but never stopped.   The Interstate didn't exist at the time, so it was easy to turn around and read the Burma Shave signs in the other lane.

ETA:   Five small signs along the side of the road with a sixth sign saying Burma Shave 1925-1963 ---  wiki tells more.  I scrolled down there and saw it was even mentioned in The Time Traveler's Wife.

12 comments:

iwriteinbooks said...

Oh, classic! I love this. :O)

iwriteinbooks said...

Oh, classic! I love this. :O)

jlshall said...

I've always heard about the Burma Shave signs, but I don't think we had them in Texas. At least not along any of the roads we traveled on. I would love to have seen them!

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

LOVE this answer! Here is mineL http://www.lisasworldofbooks.com/2011/03/booking-through-thursday_31.html

notsuzyhomemaker said...

Great answer!!! Happy Thursday!!!

Anna D. said...

Great answer!
I love reading road signs and other things while driving, especially on long road trips.
I'm the annoying one that sits in the back, reading everything aloud. Haha.

nashvillebookworm said...

Your answer reminds me a bit of mine.

I should have thought of the Rock City barns. I love them.

Lori said...

I actually had to think about this question. Check out my answer for this weeks Booking Through Thursday.

Sally said...

OK - as I live in the UK I have no idea what this is.
Any help?
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/booking-through-thursday-11.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

Love your answer. Stop and see mine and my giveaways.

Sarah said...

That's so cute...good answer :)

http://readawaytheday.blogspot.com/2011/03/booking-through-thursday.html

Joy Weese Moll said...

Great answer. I love Burma Shave signs!