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.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Polygamist Hairdo

I know it is no laughing matter- the situation for the poor children in the FLDS compounds in this country, I am however, very intrigued by this very strange culture! (straight out of Big Love!)

One thing is that HAIR! Anyway, my thought is- if "fundamentalist" is slapped on the beginning of any church, it cant be good- fundy baptists, fundy muslims, fundy LDS... etc...

Anyway, here is my polyhair (and tie-dye t-shirt, I am fresh out of prairie dresses).


notthecroshaws said...

That's quite the look for you Crystal. We'll have to make sure that picture doesn't leave the blog. They might ask you to submit a resume to their compound.

I think instead of "Big Love," they should call it "Big Hair." I've never seen so many pompadours and poofy patels in my life. The women look like they are all stamped out of the same mold. Polygamy and molestation aside, there must be some pretty intense organizational pressure being generated from some authoritarian source there. It's actually very sad, not only for the children, but also the women who have been so indoctrinated. But, it's starting to sound like the Texas authorities might have rushed in there a little prematurely. What a mess!


Crystal said...

They might have gone there on a false tip, but they have several girls who are way underage and pregnant, so I say hey- it worked!

It hurts my ears to hear the women talk in the whiny whisper voice, but I am sad they have lost their children.

BTW- I thought it was interesting to hear that the children dont know their names, parents or birthdays. What a MESS!

Crystal said...

Also- I don't think they would want me- they "choose" "obedient" and "submissive" women and I... well, I teach feminism and a feminist school and I ask questions about things that don't make sense. It would be kind of fun to spend a day with the women though.

notthecroshaws said...

what a look crystal. kind of freaky. i don't think i fit the profile, either, for one of those multi-wife men. who on earth would want more than one wife? i don't get it. anyway, i enjoyed the photo:) debby
btw--thank you soooooooo much for the cd. i love it. it has been so great to listen to. very sweet of you. xo debby

notthecroshaws said...

Watching those new clips and then seeing those FLDS women talk - It's kind of like an episode of the Twilight Zone.