Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Sunny Jim



I'd heard the expression Sunny Jim used but never realised until this weekend that it was an actually person, well not exactly living but a character promoting wheat flakes.  With the help of Wikipedia here is the verse from 1902:
Jim Dumps was a most unfriendly man,
Who lived his life on the hermit plan;
In his gloomy way he'd gone through life,
And made the most of woe and strife;
Till Force one day was served to him
Since then they've called him "Sunny Jim
 The day was suitably sunny when I saw this sign at the The Green railway stop serving the narrow gage  train
in the Eskdale valley.

An entry for Signs, Signs


10 comments:

RedPat said...

I have never heard of this stuff but I love the graphics! Nice to see these lovely old signs.

Lesley said...

He does look awfully happy and pleased with himself!

Carolyn said...

great photos :-)
pls visit MY SIGNS,SIGNS

EG Wow said...

Wonderful old sign! Now I will google "sunny Jim." :)

Postcardy said...

I like the graphics on the sign but I think the verse is kind of depressing.

ewok1993 said...

nice find.

Luna Miranda said...

Sunny Jim reminds of Stewart Little (when he gets older :p). May the Force be with you!

Cildemer said...

A great post with a very beautiful sign! And very nice shots too!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Lynette Killam said...

Great photos...I especially like the door this sign is posted beside! A fun and quirky post altogether...:)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Funny -- maybe I need some of that Force stuff -- I can be pretty grumpy sometimes myself ;>)...

There used to be a peanut butter called 'sunny Jim' when I was a child.