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!


Westwood Family Practice shut it's doors

This is the straw that I believe has the ability to make our town, Westwood, Ca. a ghost town. Just this year in this blog I wrote and showed my readers Westwood Family Practice, darn near brand new, we NEEDED a bigger clinic and were all grateful it was built.
Well earlier this year this town closed out pharmacy. A terrible thing to do considering it is 21 miles over a mountain pass to the town of Susanville, or 13 miles to Chester, Ca. a diferent county and not the greatest road to travel in the winter.
Our community is made up of older folk and young families with little babies/kids. This was a real hard ship for all.
Back to my story
On July 31st they closed our clinic here in Westwood due to budget cuts. I do not see our town making it through this. It is much to hard to travel to the 2 towns listed above in the winter for our aging and our young families.
Yep, I fear this is the straw.
Our town will become a ghost town.
The Westwood rumor mill says the bank, our only bank has 90 days to close its doors. Of course that is a rumor and perhaps a later post.
Empty parking lot

Still looks brand new!

Well Hell, That's because it is still brand new.
What a terrible shame!


Jana said...

What a mess! I read today about Plumas bank closing too. What a shame.

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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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