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This is really interesting. I never heard of Burma-Shave. A fun read!
Good piece. I almost wrote about this same topic. Brings back memories. When I was a child I remember traveling down South and reading lots of Burma Shave signs.
I love personal essays infused with history. This was great, and those signs are precious. (Oh, what I wouldn't give to replace all of today's billboards with those Burma Shave ones).

Very entertaining.
Loved the wit in those signs, and the warm feel of the whole entry.
What a delightful trip both then and now!
I'm not for sure I understood the Grandpa-courting-the-mc's-mother part (I can be rather dense sometimes), even so sure enjoyed the rest of the story. Great nostalgia of another era...thanks for the wonderful walk down memory lane.