Ellen G. White: The Australian Years: 1891-1900 (vol. 4)


New Home Is Better for W. C. White

W. C. White, a widower whose growing girls were living at his home in Battle Creek, was driven as it were from pillar to post in his living accommodations. Forced to the strictest of economy by the shortage of means, he contented himself with a room in his mother's home. He traveled the ocean by steerage; took low-fare, slow trains when there was a choice; and as union president often typed his own letters and worked prodigiously. 4BIO 158.1

The new home offered some relief, for his room, which served also as his office, was large, light, and airy. He kept an observant eye on his mother and her welfare, and when at home made it a point to walk with her for a few minutes after breakfast or dinner. Of this he wrote on July 20: “She cannot walk far at a time, but it does her good to walk a little way,” sometimes as much as around a block. To go much farther pained her hip (6 WCW, p. 69). 4BIO 158.2