Saturday, June 28, 2008


Hutto is a small town about 10 miles from us and yesterday Marie, Jimmie Sue and I had a meeting at the Everything Hippo Store. The town mascot is the Hippo. There are cement hippos of every size and color throughout the town. Folklore says that in 1915 a traveling circus came through town and a hippo escaped, thus, the mascot was born. I don't think I have ever seen a hippo at a circus but it is a good story! A little know fact is that more people are killed every year by hippos than any other wild watch where you swim!


Catherine said...

LOL~! OK, I'll be on the lookout for any random hippos!!

Melanie said...

Those hippos are very cool! The kids would love seeing all of them!