Milton Street the street that Clarice's human family and friends the Smiths and the Jones lived on along. Milton Street was not the posh neighborhood of two to five acre plots of land with giant $600,000 to 2,000,000 million dollar homes that lined it's neat and well paved streets and new sidewalks. Milton Street also didn't have the giant mansions along it having giant 100,000 gallon and then million gallon Aqua tanks being built along it.
Instead if you rewind the clocks 30 years ago the only real neighbor on Milton Street was Ned Lineman and his wife Tilly who lived in the small white house in the center. During those years in the early 1990's. Milton Street was lined with small houses considered working class by the snobby yuppies who moved in over time.
But during the small house years as Ned called them in the 1970's and 1990's the largest house on the block was 1600 square feet and only one story tall on a very large yard.
But over time these small houses on large yards attracted the upper class suburban people to buy up these small 1500 square foot houses and tear them down building up new giant 5,000 to 12,000 square foot giant houses of Brim Glass.
In terms of Ned being there in the last 1,500 square foot house on the block the Smiths and the Jones along with a lot of others wanted nothing to do with Ned Lineman and viewed him as a animal or a type of working class specimen to be watched and studied. I mean for one thing Ned cut his own grass.
In terms of Ned's job of being a lineman a guy who builds and rebuilds power lines and replacing power poles and raising high voltage towers. Well Ned's Career kind of peed off the neighbors in till the power went out.
The reasoning why the rich snobby neighbor's hated Ned was before all these snobby morons moved in as Ned would call it. There used to be a 115,000 volt high voltage circuit on 70 foot wooden power poles running in the back of the houses in the 1970's and up till the 1970's.
The Trouble was the towns power demand kept rising due to all the sprawl and new houses. Also the power company retired a very old and filthy 1600 megawatt Coal burning Power Plant that Ned did not miss. Due to Ned's neighborhood being downwind of the coal plant and was why the houses were so cheap at the time due to Ned only being two miles away from it.
When the coal power plant was retired all the rich yuppies pored into the neighborhood and started buying up the houses and land and building Mc mansions. Ned didn't say much about it at the time. Power demand however kept rising and everyone wanted to import power from a giant 500 megawatt solar farm that was four hundred miles away so they built a 345,000 volt double circuit power line to ship in power. Naturally all the yuppies including the Smiths thought that the new hundred foot tall steel power line was Ned's fault when he said the reason why the houses are on giant lots is due to a old 1950's power line easement that was set aside for new power lines in the 1950's. Ned became enemy number one of the neighborhood.
The somewhat spoiled residents and their Aquas were however not to pleased when a 500,000 volt circuit had to be built due to a Brim Glass Processing Factory opening up thirty miles away. And the 500,000 volt line was needed to link the Brim Glass Factory to a high voltage substation sixty miles away. To Ned it was no big deal in that it was after all a power line easement but to the Smiths and everyone else they got even more madder when they heard news that there were talks of building a double circuit 765,000 volt line to take the growing stresses on the 500,000 volt line and the 345,000 volt line due to the Brim Glass Factory's growing production.