A little background on why I named this blog what I did.

I should probably do a little explaining on my title of this blog. First my last name is White. Therefore I live in the "White House." Living in the "White House" makes me the 1st Lady. My physical address says I live in Westwood Ca. (not the one by Los Angeles) but a little mountain town in Northeastern Ca. However I really live in a section out of Westwood known as Pinetown. With all the joking going on between my friends, I inevitably became Pinetowns 1st Lady living in the "White House." With all that said, this is just going to be a more personal blog of my life here in Westwood/Pinetown. My family and friends being a big part of it.
Originally I really wanted to take a picture a day for one year and post it on this blog. Perhaps like a photo diary. My life though is quite quiet and perhaps is not photo worthy for a picture a day but I plan on trying. So why not hop in and take a ride with me through little mountain town U.S.A. You may just love it as much as I do!
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Allison

Walker Mansion and a flatbed truck

Addict, enthusiast, junkie, devotee. These are all words I can use to describe the way I am beginning to feel about this blog. I have "found" a hobby I am thoroughly enjoying. What began as a bit of a panic, wondering how I was going to find a picture a day, has turned into so very much more!

#1. I am definitely getting more exercise in search of "that picture" for the day.

#2 I am beginning to meet and/or see my local town folk so much more often, embarking on longer conversations than the normal chit-chat that so invariably happens in the passing of another in a grocery store aisle.

#3 I have also scored by finding two people with similar blogs that visit mine here and I do the same at theirs. The newest I found I believe through twitter or Blog Catalog somehow and his name is Eric S. and his blog is Ruminations of a Small Town Mountain Boy , a name that no doubtfully caught my eye. The other is Jana that I have mentioned before that I also have had the great pleasure in meeting. To think that someone lives just 21 miles from me with the same idea for a blog I found most intriguing. Her blog is Susanville Daily Photo a little slice of life from Lassen County, California. and can be found here I simply found her by googling Lassen County or Susanville or something similar.

#4 The real learning experience thus far is how many wonderful, and truly picturesque things, places, people there really are in my little town. I am learning more and more everyday that I am loving living here even more than I did. I love Lassen County. The place, the people and all the little things that perhaps a lot of us take for granted in our lives. I am finding myself loving the pressure to find myself "having" to take just a photo a day, you may be as surprised as I am that there is so much more in front of each and every one of us, that perhaps, just perhaps we are just to busy to notice!

With all that said, these are the picture(s) I have chosen for today!

This little flatbed truck is parked out in front of Walker Mansion. A whole entire blog could be written about Walker Mansion in its own right. As I said above, there really is an incredible amount of places that can be written and photographed right here in Westwood along with a very rich history behind it!

I do not know the story behind this but I plan on finding out!!!

I am by this little flat bed truck on a weekly basis at the least, but I am ashamed to say that I have not stopped long enough to "smell the roses"



2 comments:

Jana said...

That is a cool old car! I really like the license plate, how fun!!!

Eric S. said...

Thanks for the shout. I like the old truck, can you imagine riding around in that in cold of winter?

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View Larger Map This is where I live. To the right of Westwood barely visible is the little section I live in called Pinetown. We have probably 150 to 200 people for our population. Westwood on the other hand is HUGE by comparison with a population of around 2000!
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