Interview with Cris White

Title

Interview with Cris White

Description

Cris White speaks of growing up in Williamsville as a member of the Williams family. She describes the perfect childhood she had in the village of Williamsville and the importance of the swimming hole and both hard work and fun. She discusses the former Williamsville store that was run by her grandfather, a quiet and noble man who drove very slowly. She talks about her husband, Wayne White, who was a builder and founded WW Building Supplies to ensure his company had enough materials to meet demand.
She mentions an old family tale about sharing clothes for a funeral and her childhood jobs as a carhop at the Buckeye on Route 30 and a helper at an early bed & breakfast for skiiers.
Cris relates attending the two-room schoolhouse with students from grade 1-8 and helping out younger or struggling students and putting on schoolwide programs for holidays, including Memorial Day.
She mentions the Observation Tower that used to exist on Depot Road, where community members would spend days and nights watching out for possible enemy attacks during WW2.
Cris also discusses her love of antique objects and how she loves to learn about the history of objects and her goal to pass them along to people who will appreciate them.

Date

August 21, 2021

Subject

Williamsville, VT

Creator

Erica Walch

Media Player

Interviewee

Cristine (Cris) White

Interviewer

Erica Walch

Location

Newfane, VT

Files

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Citation

Erica Walch, “Interview with Cris White,” Newfane/Brookline Community Memory, accessed October 28, 2021, http://communitymemory.moorefreelibrary.org/items/show/126.