Halloween ala Burma Shave

With the passing of Route 66 a bit of americana lost was the Burma Shave signs. Humorous little poems with a plug at the end for the product lined our highways back in the day when the drive somehwere was half the fun. Jump forward some 50+ years and it has been reincarnated as yard art for Halloween taking a popular elementary school yard chant and elevating a bit. The rest of the chant and signage after the jump.

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The little song ends something like “round and round it went, round and round it went, good by barney you purple turd”. Something happens between kindergarten and first grade. In a way I like that creativity.

pics by me with the trusty che-ez in all its imperfect glory. Don’t get bigger. Chant verified with my kids.