A drive down memory lane
April 23, 2008 12:21 AM Subscribe
- The wolf
- Is shaved so neat and trim
- Red Riding Hood
- Is chasing him
If you happen to be a Mefi reader who's over 60 years old, or if you have family members who reminisce about the good old days, then there's a strong possibility that the subject of these ads might've come up before. They were a bit before your time (if you're in my age group) and were a constant source of entertainment (via) for the motorists driving along the US highways of that era. From the first (not too original) ones that showed up in 1927, to the (sad yet solemn) last which was put up in 1963, and the many many more creative ones in-between, they have been a part and parcel of the American journey on the open roads of the past. (Even so far as making sure that they did their bit for the community which they served.) And, sometimes, even keeping the promises that you thought they couldn't.
Burma-Shave: now being sold at a store near you, but, somehow, quite not the same.
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