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Ellen G. White: The Early Elmshaven Years: 1900-1905 (vol. 5), Page 309

my house. It seems to us to be a short distance to separate the main buildings of what will grow to be two large and important institutions.—23 WCW, p. 90.

He added:

Aside from this, your plans as proposed strike us very favorably.— Ibid.

November 26 was Ellen White's seventy-sixth birthday. A dozen of her old friends came down from the Sanitarium to spend a pleasant hour celebrating, but such experiences reminded her that her years were running out and she must hasten on with her literary work.

Christmas at Elmshaven was a usual workday. W. C. White reported in a long letter to A. G. Daniells:

It is a bright, crisp, frosty, sunny morning: an ideal day for midwinter in California. If we had any time to be merry, we could make it a merry Christmas.— Ibid., 58.

Book work was being pushed by other members of the staff.

Developments in Takoma Park

At the Autumn Council the purchase of the Thornton property in Takoma Park just inside the District of Columbia line was approved. This would furnish building sites in the city of Washington for the Review and Herald and the General Conference. Elder Daniells reached out for Ellen White's counsel on the moves that should be made, and it now seemed that his prophecy of July 23 would be fulfilled. He had written:

I am expecting that before spring you will feel it your duty to come to Washington to see our situation, and counsel with us regarding the work.—AGD to EGW, July 23, 1903.

As winter approached, there was a discussion at Elmshaven of a proposed trip to the East in March or April, a trip that might extend to six months or more as Ellen White and W. C. White, and possibly his family, temporarily made their homes in Washington. They carefully watched developments at the headquarters of the church.

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