Hungry Hungry Hippos
Laura Lee - May 22, 2018

The True Meaning Of Life

By Pat A. FlemingPublished: July 2017

The Years have passed by,
In the blink of an eye,
Moments of sadness,
And joy have flown by.

People I loved,
Have come and have gone,
But the world never stopped,
And we all carried on.

Life wasn't easy,
And the struggles were there,
Filled with times that it mattered,
Times I just didn't care.

I stood on my own,
And I still found my way,
Through some nights filled with tears,
And the dawn of new days.

And now with old age,
It's become very clear,
Things I once found important,
Were not why I was here.

And how many things,
That I managed to buy,
Were never what made me,
Feel better inside.

And the worries and fears,
That plagued me each day,
In the end of it all,
Would just fade away.

But how much I reached out,
To others when needed,
Would be the true measure,
Of how I succeeded.

And how much I shared,
Of my soul and my heart,
Would ultimately be,
What set me apart.

And what's really important,
Is my opinion of me,
And whether or not,
I'm the best I can be.

And how much more kindness,
And love I can show,
Before the Lord tells me,
It's my time to go.

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.