This week, I've been feeling kind of blue! It was warm and wonderful last week and now, the weather is cold and we have that oh-so fun "wintery mix" going on. So, I thought I'd perk myself up and get some housework done. Crazy, I know but feeling like I've accomplished something always makes me feel better. While mopping the kitchen floor, a note fell off the fridge and landed in my path. It was a card from my sister, Chelsea.

 Chelsea makes the BEST greeting cards ever. They usually involve some sort of inside joke between her and the recipient or funny movie quotes with goofy pictures. She made this one for me ages ago when I was feeling blue and I've kept it because it always makes me laugh!


The inside is full of Burma Shave quotes, which are -hilarious-....and vintage! Burma Shave began in 1925 and produced one of the best selling brushless shaving creams in the United States. The company advertised by posting roadside billboards featuring funny little poems throughout the US. The last road sign always read "Burma Shave". When the company was sold in the early 60's, the signs came down but the legendary jingles still live on! Chelsea and I die laughing every time we read them. Here are some of our favorites:

A nut at the wheel                           If you drive                                      In school zones
A peach on his right                       When you're drunk                            Take it slow
Curve ahead                                  Carry a coffin                                     Let the little
Salad tonight                                   In your trunk                                     Shavers grow
Burma Shave                                  Burma Shave                                     Burma Shave

If Honey shuns                               The Queen of Hearts                         Does your husband misbehave
your find embrace                           Now loves the Knave                       Grunt and grumble
don't shoot the milkman                   The King ran out of                          Rant and rave
feel your face!                                  Burma Shave                                   Shoot that brute some
Burma Shave                                                                                           Burma Shave

So, next time you're driving down the road and some jerk is riding your bumper, just ask yourself:

Is he lonesome
or just blind
that guy who drives
so close behind
Burma Shave

You can read all of the original Burma Shave jingles here. xoxo