Tuesday, August 21, 2007

They've all been bulldozed

It seems like almost all the Orange groves in the Inland Empire have been bulldozed to make room for all the housing tracts. It's such a shame that they are gone. I have such fond memories of walking to Midland Elementary school, in Sunymead through the groves, ambushing friends, beaning them in the head with Oranges and Grapefruit. Sunnymead used to have alot of groves. Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons, and Limes. It's such a shame that everyone of them is gone. Now I live in Beaumont, some cherry, plum, apple, and peach orchards still exist but they are quickly being bulldozed also to make room for more housing tracts. A few months ago I was driving through San Timoteo Canyon on the way home from work, and I saw a couple posing for a photo by an Orange tree like it was something special. I guess now it is special since almost all of the groves are gone in the Inland Empire. What once was a Citrus Empire is now an Empire of just alike housing tracts. I just have my memories.
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