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03 October 2005 @ 03:00 pm
 
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Drove past the RC/7up factory today and could smell chemical citrus.

Orange County used to have acres upon acres of orange groves. Over the weekend I saw a group of about four orange trees where there probably was once thousands. It made me sad.

My dad has told me stories of when he was a kid, running through the trees, playing hide and go seek. He and his brothers used to throw rotten oranges at each other.
Even when I was little, the smell of orange blossoms would fill the air every spring.

But now the demand for more houses, million dollar homes, has beat out the demand for the fruit.

And the only way I can get a whiff of citrus is to drive past the RC/7up factory...