Roger Sitterly put together a catchy draw to bring out our MINIs for a little rural highway enjoyment. It started like this:
If you don’t know
You can’t have
Driven very far.
If you can supply the final line to the above jingle, you’ve already guessed what we did in July. If not, try this one:
Slow down Pa
Ma missed signs
So you’ve been given a huge clue in the title, CIMC drove out to go find the Burma Shave signs. “Our Iowa” magazine was in the process of placing one complete set of Burma Shave jingle signs in each county throughout the state. At the time, the closest sets of signs for those of us living in Central Iowa were in Boone, Story, and Marshall counties as none had yet been posted in Polk or Madison counties. No other state in the country had any of these signs posted, though one original set is on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. and Roger had seen a couple of sets in various car museums.
The drive took place Saturday, July 23, and again departed from Willis’ MINI of Des Moines.
It was a perfect chance to get some pictures of our cars next to some truly amazing Americana.
What do you think the signs we found said? Maybe…
The grass has riz
Where last year’s
Careless drivers is.
The one who
He’s been drinking
Depends on you
To do his thinking.
Or perhaps it was something else? Come join us at one of our monthly meetings or drives to find out!