HISTORY

A Little History:
Our story begins in Pocatello, Idaho, circa 1972, when the lovely Debby Christensen agreed to a first, though fateful date with admirer, David Croshaw. Long story-short, he bade her follow him, and they went arm-in-arm to the Logan, Utah temple for establishment of an eternal family unit, Generation 1, on May 23 1973.

From their first blissful summer in Salt Lake City, educational pursuits took them to Provo/Orem, Utah, birthplace of Leslie and Rebecca, and to San Francisco/Oakland California, birthplace of Colin and Matt. Then, for establishment of livelihood, expansion of the tribe with Abby and Dana, and for raising/unifying of Generation 2, it was back to the roots in Pocatello for a rewarding sojourn.

In time, driven by a raging, but commonly shared sense of adventure and independence, one-by-one, Generation 2 escaped the homeland to distant regions of the country and the world, each ultimately developing their own tribal expansions by pairing with worthy mates and initiating Generation 3.

Now sensing fulfillment of their purpose in Pocatello, Generation 1 has also left those roots and transplanted to Cascade Idaho, from which base, they anticipate more abundant contact with The Posterity, Generations 2 and 3, in the future. That contact however, awaits fulfillment of a call to LDS missionary service in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, wherein they hope to help the state of the world by sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

So now, including Generation 0 (Grandma and Grandpa Christensen) home base includes Yuma, Arizona, Pocatello, Idaho, Cascade, Idaho, Vancouver, BC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Spokane, Washington, Boise, Idaho, Los Angeles, California, back to Boise, Idaho, and on and on (Generation 3+) to infinity.

Our Mission Statement:
This is the blog of our eternal family unit. Initiated years ago, it served well as a journal, but even more so, as an archive of our personal interaction. It was a gathering place, a confabulation instrument, a unifying force for four generations of widely dispersed and progressively prolific posterity, and their valued associates. Though it served these purposes well for many years, it eventually took a back seat to new-kids-on-the-block, Facebook, and Instagram, and was sadly forgotten.

We now move to resurrect this blog with an added functional purpose of archiving the missionary experiences of Generation 1, of their movements and activities as they participate with The Gathering of Israel in the land northward. In so doing, we hope that via their own comments and posts, this blog will again serve to gather and unify the posterity and their friends.

As in the past, that the young and vibrant may know the old and tired, that enduring bonds may be fostered and maintained, that experience and encouragement may be openly shared, that posterity may embrace truth, and that hearts may be knit together, we must resist detachment despite our geographic divergence. We shall do so here.
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Monday, January 28, 2008

We're Global

Either word is out that we have a great blog, or we're being spied on. If you check the map below, you will see all the locations from which people have visited our blog today. Usually, there are dots on the North America map, specifically in Idaho, Oklahoma, Mexico, Ohio, and 2 in Virginia, all expected. Last week though, I noticed a dot down in the Northern Carribean and wondered if Leslie had put one of her D R friends onto us. I talked to her yesterday as she was on her way to SF, and she told me she had been in Haiti last week on business. So, mystery solved, it was her dot I had seen. But then today, I noticed dots in both India and Austrailia. New mystery, new conspiracy. Ideas anyone?
Dad

5 comments:

Alex E said...

Maybe mahatma gandhi from India

or cocodrile dundee from Autralia

who knows!!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!

:)

Alex E said...

Maybe mahatma gandhi from India

or cocodrile dundee from Autralia

who knows!!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!

:)

abbynormal said...

I hope they leave comments when they come again!!

Oklahoma VanderLouw said...

We can't help it that we are so cool!!

Crystal said...

I think that when there are new posts people on the blogger at the same time get notified as to new blog postings... this is what my "map" says right now... and I could possibly guess Ana is looking from Portugal, but I have no idea who everyone else is. I get the same information on lookers most days but I generally have one from Hong Kong too...

Recent Locations
Location Time
Duque De Caxias, Brazil Thu, 31 Jan 2008 17:52:30 -0600
Saint Paul, MN, United States Thu, 31 Jan 2008 17:50:29 -0600
Philadelphia, PA, United States Thu, 31 Jan 2008 17:50:08 -0600
Layton, UT, United States Thu, 31 Jan 2008 17:49:49 -0600
Poceirão, Portugal Thu, 31 Jan 2008 17:49:47 -0600
Esteville, France Thu, 31 Jan 2008 17:49:28 -0600
Tulsa, OK, United States Thu, 31 Jan 2008 15:38:31 -0600
Meridian, ID, United States Thu, 31 Jan 2008 10:11:02 -0600
Springfield, VA, United States Thu, 31 Jan 2008 10:03:03 -0600
, , United States Thu, 31 Jan 2008 06:52:53 -0600