The Paper • Page 7 • April 18, 2019
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all volunteers; please wear work gloves, a hat, sunscreen, and closed-toe shoes, and bring additional shovels, if possible. Children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Arbor Day effort will help Carlsbad retain its status as a Tree City USA for the 15th consecutive year. That designation is given by the National Arbor Day Foundation and acknowledges the city’s ongoing commitment to tree care and urban forest sustainability. The even along the Coastal Rail Trail will feature tree maintenance displays and booths from Cal Fire, SDG&E, Davey Tree, Davey Resource Group, Western Environmental Consultants, West Coast Arborists, and Park West Landscape Management. For more information, call Kyle Lancaster, 760.434.2941, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The second event is the City hosting the Creek to Bay Cleanup Event, from 9am to 12noon at Haymar Drive. Participation is free. Advanced registration is encouraged but walk-ups are welcome. Volunteers meet at the end of Haymar Drive. Please note there is no sidewalk at this location and you will be walking adjacent to the road. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, reusable buckets (for collecting trash) and water bottles. The Creek to Bay Cleanup events are held in partnership with I Love a Clean San Diego. The Arbor Day Celebration and the Creek to Bay Cleanup Event are held as part of the city’s Earth Month program designed to encourage waste reduction, recycling and increase awareness of sustainable practices in Carlsbad, and are held in partnership with Waste Management. Visit www.carlsbadca.gov/earthmonth for more information.
Alliance for Regional Solutions April Events – Tuesday, April 30th, 9am12noon, at Live Well Center, 649 Mission Avenue, Escondido; Poverty: Understanding Through Experience. Cost $15; A Poverty Simulation; program designed to provide participants with an interactive experience in which they better understand what it means to be living in a low-income family, struggling to survive from month-to-month. Operation Hope North County, “Evening of Hope Gala” to benefit our families with children and single women experiencing homelessness; Saturday, April 27th, 6pm, California State University San Marcos, Main Ballroom. Alliance Quarterly Meeting, Thursday, May 9th, 8:30am-10am; North County Lifeline, 200 Michigan Avenue, Vista. All are welcome. Alliance for Regional Solutions, 550 W. Washington Avenue, Escondido 92025.
San Diego Archaeological Center News for April/May – Renew or join as a Center Member during the spring membership drive and take advantage of The Big Exchange – April 15-May 18th. There is much to see and do at the Archaeological Center. If you haven’t viewed “By Land & By Sea” plus four other new exhibits, come by and try out our new Cuseum web app. Tickets are on sale for the 16th Annual BBQ on Saturday, April 27, from 12n to 3pm. We will also be hosting a free Employment Seminar at 10:30am. Students who attend may purchase BBQ tickets at the member rate. Read the Spring E-newsletter on the website at sandiegoarchaeology.org. The Center is located at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, 92027. The Center is sponsored in part by the County of San Diego, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and culture, and a member of the San Diego Museum Council.
Less Than One Month to DREAM BIG 5K Walk - It's not too late to register for Rady Children's Hospital DREAM BIG 5K on Saturday, May 4. Our registered walkers have helped us raise roughly 50%
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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
Bob sighs, "Well, it seems I'm best suited for unemployment." Older Men Scam
Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning I have seen for men. I wanted to pass it on in case you haven't heard about it. A 'heads up' for those men who may be regular customers at Lowe's, Home Depot, Costco, or even WalMart. This one caught me totally by surprise. Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends. Here's how the scam works; Two very beautiful, college-age girls will come over to your car or truck as you are packing your purchases into your vehicle. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy Tshirts. (It's impossible not to look). When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say 'No' but instead ask for a ride to McDonald's. You agree and they climb into the vehicle. On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet.
I had my wallet stolen November 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, again on the 17th, 20th, 24th, and the 29th. Also December 1st, 2nd, 8th, twice on the 16th &17th, and very likely again this upcoming weekend. So tell your friends to be careful. What a horrible way to take advantage of us older men. Warn your friends to be vigilant.
* Wal-Mart has wallets on sale for $2.99 each. I found even cheaper ones for $.99 at the Dollar Store and bought them out in three of their stores. * Also, you never get to eat at McDonald's. I've already lost 11 pounds just running back and forth from Lowe's, to Home Depot, to Wal-Mart.
* So please, send this on to all the older men that you know and warn them to be on the lookout for this scam. (The best times are just before lunch and around 4:30 in the afternoon.) A Blast from the Past
About a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions that have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology.
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An Iconic Time For Roadside Education
If the name “Burma Shave” has little or no meaning to you, then read on for a quick “roadside” history lesson in advertising that was popular to motorists of yesteryear. If you know about the signs, you’ll enjoy some pleasant memories. If you don’t remember, then here’s a fun look back at an iconic period of Americana.
A loyal reader reminded me of those days during the twenties through the sixties when U.S. highways across America had educational tinged with entertainment along the way. Drivers and their passengers were cleverly greeted by strings of roadside signs sponsored by Burma Shave, a popular men’s shaving product of that era.
first sign-series Burma-Shave appeared on U.S. Highway 65 near Lakeville, Minnesota, in 1926, and remained a major roadside advertising component until 1963 throughout most of the United States.
In the early days, the southwestern states of New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada were not included because they were thought to have insufficient road traffic. Many highways in those paved. even weren’t states Massachusetts was eliminated due to that state's high-cost land rentals and thick roadside foliage. Typically, six consecutive small poetic signs would be posted along the edge of highways, spaced for sequential reading by passing motorists. The last sign was almost always the name of “Burma Shave.”
This use of a series of small signs, each of which bore part of a commercial message, was a successful approach to highway advertising during the early years of highway travel, drawing the attention of passing motorists who were curious to learn the punchline. As the modern Interstate system expanded in the late 1950s and vehicle speeds increased, it became more difficult to attract motorists' attention with the small signs. When the company was acquired by Philip Morris, the signs were discontinued on advice of the company’s legal counsel.
Some of the signs featured safety messages about speeding instead of clever advertising sayings.
Today, examples of Burma-Shave signs are at The House on the Rock in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Re-creations of Burma-Shave signs also appear on Arizona’s portion of the old U.S. Highway 66, between Ash Fork, and Kingman, as well as along old U.S. Highway 30 near Ogden, Iowa. Other examples are displayed at The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Michigan, a rest area along Interstate 44 in
Missouri between Rolla and Springfield, the Forney Transportation Museum in Denver, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke. Here are a few examples of the popular, poetic roadside signs (each line was on a separate sign): DON'T STICK YOUR ELBOW OUT SO FAR IT MAY GO HOME IN ANOTHER CAR. Burma Shave TRAINS DON'T WANDER ALL OVER THE MAP 'CAUSE NOBODY SITS IN THE ENGINEER'S LAP. Burma Shave
SHE KISSED THE HAIRBRUSH BY MISTAKE SHE THOUGHT IT WAS HER HUSBAND JAKE. Burma Shave DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD TO GAIN A MINUTE YOU NEED YOUR HEAD YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT. Burma Shave DROVE TOO LONG DRIVER SNOOZING WHAT HAPPENED NEXT IS NOT AMUSING. Burma Shave
BROTHER SPEEDER LET'S REHEARSE ALL TOGETHER GOOD MORNING, NURSE. Burma Shave
CAUTIOUS RIDER TO HER RECKLESS DEAR LET'S HAVE LESS BULL AND A LITTLE MORE STEER. Burma Shave SPEED WAS HIGH WEATHER WAS NOT TIRES WERE THIN X MARKS THE SPOT. Burma Shave
THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL FOR BEER LED TO A WARMER HEMISPHERE. Burma Shave
AROUND THE CURVE LICKETY-SPLIT BEAUTIFUL CAR WASN'T IT? Burma Shave
NO MATTER THE PRICE NO MATTER HOW NEW THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE IN THE CAR IS YOU. Burma Shave A GUY WHO DRIVES A CAR WIDE OPEN IS NOT THINKIN' HE'S JUST HOPING Burma Shave
AT INTERSECTIONS LOOK EACH WAY A HARP SOUNDS NICE BUT IT'S HARD TO PLAY. Burma Shave
BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL EYES ON THE ROAD THAT'S THE SKILLFUL DRIVER'S CODE. Burma Shave THE ONE WHO DRIVES WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING DEPENDS ON YOU TO DO HIS THINKING. Burma Shave +++