A classic Burma-Shave sign poem
From today’s Albany Times-Union:
Greenfield residents use touch of humor to push town for road repairs
By DENNIS YUSKO, Staff writer
First published: Tuesday, March 10, 2009
GREENFIELD â€” Denton Road residents have adopted an old advertising technique to protest the street’s poor condition.
Upset that the nearly 2-mile corridor straddling Greenfield and Saratoga Springs hasn’t been repaved in years, neighbors plugged campaign-style signs with balloons into nine bales of hay and planted them along the road.
In an echo of the old rhyming roadside ads for Burma-Shave shaving cream, the green placards form a jingle for passing motorists: “Try to avoid, The hazards here, And say out loud, Elections are near! A safe road, Is just a mirage, But we do have, A new town garage, Thank you Greenfield!”