Golden Girls Monopoly
Laura Lee - December 27, 2018


By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

If you’re still sitting with your best girlfriends and watching all the episodes of the classic Golden Girls show, then grab a nice big piece of New York Cheesecake, because we’ve got some serious news to share!

A Golden Girls monopoly game actually exists, and our lives have been completely turned around (for the better, of course).  The rules are similar to the classic game, other than the fact that the locations and properties are themed towards the show, shows as Hollingsworth Manor and Shady Pines.

The epic game also comes with custom tokens that also are related to the show, such as Stan’s toupee, Blanche’s hand mirror, Sophia’s purse, and of course, cheesecake.  It’s the ideal game to play with your girl crew as you argue of who is which character.

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