Hungry Hungry Hippos
Laura Lee - May 22, 2018

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

Hungry Hungry Hippos.. what a game, what a game it was. This game just screams nostalgia, and take me back to the good old days when our biggest worry was feeding our plastic hippo.  We’re still singing the theme song until today, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Hungry Hungry Hippos…

 

If you don’t remember, or weren’t lucky enough to grow up with this legendary game, Hungry Hungry Hippos was a Hasbro tabletop game made for two to four players.  The goal of the game was for each player to get as many marbles as possible for their hippo.

 

Truth be told, it really didn’t require much skill, but we all felt like the biggest champions out there when we took first place.

 

The game has been referenced in several movies such as Toy Story 3 and the Disney Pixar movie and is without a doubt one of the all time childhood games out there.