A column, some weeks back, listed a whole slew of Burma Shave ads, those relics of the past that dotted our highways back in the 1930s and 40s. We had such a good response to that column, obviously from people who have been around long enough to remember those days and those signs, that we came up with a few more you may remember.

For those too young to remember, just think of it as a simpler time when text messaging wasn't even dreamed of. But messages managed to get to us just the same.

Thanks to Burma Shave for more than just a close shave.

AT INTERSECTIONS

LOOK EACH WAY

A HARP SOUNDS NICE

BUT IT'S HARD TO PLAY

BurmaShave

BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL

EYES ON THE ROAD

THAT'S THE SKILLFUL

DRIVER'S CODE

BurmaShave

THE ONE WHO DRIVES

WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING

DEPENDS ON YOU

TO DO HIS THINKING

BurmaShave

CAR IN DITCH

DRIVER IN TREE

THE MOON WAS FULL

AND SO WAS HE

BurmaShave

PASSING SCHOOL ZONE

TAKE IT SLOW

LET OUR LITTLE

SHAVERS GROW

BurmaShave

BENEATH THIS SLAB,

JOHN BROWN IS STOWED,

HE WATCHED THE SIGNS,

AND NOT THE ROAD.

Burma Shave

We'll end this column with some silliness, thanks to the contributions of another reader. Here is the family tree of Vincent Van Gogh:

His dizzy aunt

Verti Gogh

The brother who ate prunes

Gotta Gogh

The brother who worked at a convenience store

Stop N Gogh

The grandfather from Yugoslavia

U Gogh

His magician uncle

Where-diddy Gogh

His Mexican cousin

A Mee Gogh

The Mexican cousin's American half-brother

Gring Gogh

The nephew who drove a stage coach

Wells-far Gogh

The constipated uncle

Can't Gogh

The ballroom dancing aunt

Tang Gogh

The bird lover uncle

Flamin Gogh

The fruit-loving cousin

Man Gogh

An aunt who taught positive thinking

Way-to-Gogh

The little bouncy nephew

Poe Gogh

A sister who loved disco

Go Gogh

And his niece who travels the country in an RV

Winnie Bay Gogh

I saw you smiling ... there ya Gogh!