Better living with chemicals. haha…
While at a backyard party at my friend Patty's house the uninvited mosquitoes showed up. I mentioned to her neighbor from "up north" as we say in Texas (which means almost any state north of the Mason Dixon Line) boy do we need the ddt truck to come by. I was just kidding but explained that as a kid they used to "fog" our neighborhoods with ddt. "Oh no, Nancy - that couldn't possibly be true –that's a deadly chemical" -which made me question it myself. Just then an old friend from McAllen walked by and I grabbed him to see if he remembered it. "DDT" he said and his face lit up - "we used to run behind the fogger". And sure enough we did. The truck pulling the fogger was as exciting as the ice cream truck and by the end of the block a host of kids ran behind it bathing themselves in the cool mist. A relief to our parents in a time of polio, encephalitis, typhus and malaria that our kids and the food they ate were just a little safer. . I googled it…and the above picture came up. You can find anything anymore – seriously! So taking it a step further I typed "kids chasing the ddt truck". And there we were…'50s kids bathed in DDT! To make a long story short – like that's possible at this point – this image popped up.
It's from a movie "The Tree of Life" and clicking on the trailer I watched the preview and it looks sooo good. Has anyone seen it? Brad Pitt plays the dad and Sean Penn the little '50s kid as a grown man. I can't wait to see this movie. Anyway I saw that it was filmed in nearby Smithville. Googling that took me to Smithville houses for sale.
Ack! I love this house – and then I took the virtual tour. Look…
Pink – they painted it pink.
I am soooo moving there and living in that house…or maybe not. Just maybe I'll buy this store and live….
above my antique store!
I could be happy here. Who cares about the stairs when you have your own…
Sigh…I want to move to Smithville – and live in a pink house or above a store….and chase the ddt truck!
So my question is:
Did you ever chase the ddt truck?
Do you want to move to Smithville?
Do you obsessively google?
Do you visit Beverly and other Pink Saturday blogs?
If you answered yes to all the above…we're soul mates. See you in Smithville!