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.





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.