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.

Monday, February 18, 2008

A funny joke.

john wayne

This lady goes into a store needing toilet paper. Unfortunately she doesn't have a lot of money so she buys the cheapest toilet paper she can find. When she takes it off the shelf she's surprised that it doesn't have a name. When she brings this up with the store manager he informs her that there is no name for it yet and if she could think of a good name for it she's welcome to volunteer one.

The next day she returns to the store and tells the manager she thinks a good name for it is none other than John Wayne.

Puzzled by her answer the manager asks her "Why John Wayne?"

She then says "Because it's rough, it's tough and it doesn't take crap from anybody!"

I just thought I'd let everyone know that I'm still jobless and trying to find something. No Dad I haven't given anymore thought to finding something in the thriving film industry that is becoming much more prevalent in Virginia. j/k Thanks for all the interest in seeing how things are going out here.

Take it easy,



notthecroshaws said...

matt and crystal,
i had this thought last week and am passing it on. at times i am struck with concern for you guys, but when i was talking to leslie last week i realized that matt and crystal have people-- righteous, covenant people, praying and excercising their faith in their behalf (your behalf) every hour. les said she put you names in the monterrey temple, so double that, and i am putting them in rexburg today , so quadruple that, and i am sure you are in the d.c. temple as well... it is exponential! people will be praying for you two practically NONSTOP! it is going to be fine, i really, really feel that. love you two, three valerie, you too, so much xoxoxo mom/debby

Crystal said...

Thanks so much for the comments... You are right, prayer circles within the temple have special power. I did put Matt's name on the temple rolls 2 weeks ago, so yes, it is there as well. I just hope something happens quick. This is getting very scary very fast with the bill cycle and such. It is somewhat better since we got our tax refund, and while we were planning on getting some patio furniture and paying off some bills, that money will help us buy groceries and the like. I am considering getting taking a night job as a server, but I am already so tired when I get home, so I am giving it another week or so before I go that route.

Please continue your prayers, they are much needed at this time. Pray, specifically that Matt will get a job that he can perform well with and be satisfied with while being able to meet our financial obligations.

Thanks again.

notthecroshaws said...

Good joke. John Wayne would have been proud.
I know you will find the right job for you, and ultimate success.

abbynormal said...

Then I guess you guys are doubly on the DC prayer roll, because I put you there, too. :o)

notthecroshaws said...

the prayers will be practically unceasing. xo debby/mom