Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 23 (1908)


Lt 92, 1908

White, J. E.

St. Helena, California

March 31, 1908

Portions of this letter are published in 6Bio 165.

My dear son Edson:

I received your letter this morning. In reply I would say to you, When you have fully decided to come to St. Helena, you need not wait for any invitation. We shall be glad to welcome you at any time that you decide is best for you to come. 23LtMs, Lt 92, 1908, par. 1

We expect that in a short time Brother Hare will be at Nashville. He thought best to spend a few days in Glendale and Loma Linda, and to visit his sons at College View and Stuart, Iowa, while on his way south. He left here about one week ago, after spending about three months with us. He has had much experience in the manufacture of health foods, gained in the food factory at Avondale. He had applied himself very diligently to his work there, and the change and rest have done him good. I believe Brother Hare will be able to take hold of the food work in the South and help in a time of emergency. But you will know what to do in this matter when you get to Nashville. 23LtMs, Lt 92, 1908, par. 2

I think your decision to rest for a while is a sensible one. You will be very welcome here. We are having beautiful weather, and you and Emma can ride out together. 23LtMs, Lt 92, 1908, par. 3

Brother Sutherland is with us and will remain for some days. He has been solicited by Sister Gotzian to attend to some business matters in connection with her property in Oregon. She needs help in this matter, or she may suffer loss. Brother Sutherland will visit her in Southern California and then return here for a week or two. 23LtMs, Lt 92, 1908, par. 4

Willie goes south with Prof. Sutherland to attend a council in Los Angeles, April 5. He hopes to be back home by April 14. 23LtMs, Lt 92, 1908, par. 5

I will not write a long letter at this time, as this must soon go in the mail. I will expect to hear from you just as soon as you decide what you will do. If you come, we will do our best to make you comfortable. Sara will gladly welcome Emma and yourself, and we will be glad to have you stay as long as you please. We have an excellent housekeeper who understands her work; and we all work together harmoniously. 23LtMs, Lt 92, 1908, par. 6