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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Friday, June 27, 2008

Croshaw Book Club?

I was just looking at a book club blog, and I think it would be so fun if we took turns picking books each month and discuss them. We could even start a new blog for it and invite our friends to participate if they'd like. Tell me what you think.

13 comments:

The Fabulous VanderLouws said...

I think it's a great idea!! I just ordered some books on ebay that I read some reviews on. (The reviews were from a trusted blog so I know they should be clean!!)

Leslie said...

Yes, let's do it!

notthecroshaws said...

i am in. p.s. grandma christensen has not been feeling good lately--tired, just doesn't feel good. did some blood work, the kidney stuff is not where it should be. she is going to a dr. on july 8. not a big worry, but pray for her. xoxoxo mom

Jason & Dana said...

Is this the same thing she dealt with last summer? I hope she's okay.
I got dibs on August, and the book I pick is Breaking Dawn....wooooo.
Who wants July?

notthecroshaws said...

no, this is new.

The Fabulous VanderLouws said...

I just ordered a book on ebay called "The Thirteenth Tale". I read a book review on it, this is the link to the review (from a trusted blog).

http://thegabblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/calling-all-booklovers.html

Anyway, I got it on eaby for .09 (I was the only bidder). What do you all think?

The Fabulous VanderLouws said...

for July

Lori, Colin, Mia & Jack said...

It sounds fun to me!! Sadly, I haven't read a book for about 6 months for myself. Pathetic I know.

Jason & Dana said...

lve only read like 6 books outside of work, school, and church. and three of them were harry potter. count me in if you have a movie club. jason

Jason & Dana said...

Is the 13th Tale the one you got from the library mom?
Becky, I read a bunch of her reviews too and have a long list of books she recommended. I've read a few of them too.
That book sounds good to me!

notthecroshaws said...

i did get it from the library but never read it. it was a busy time. start it and let us know becky. xo mom

abbynormal said...

Yes. I just quit a more different book club because I was tired of us accidentally picking books with sleaze in it. Although if I really do go back to school, my book club attendance may drop off...

notthecroshaws said...

I've only read about 6 books in my whole life. Count me in when you orgaize the project club
Dad