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.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We are in Yuma!

Hello everyone. Grandpa and I are in Yuma enjoying the lovely warm weather and Leslie's visit. As soon as she got here she came in to use my computer and immediately told me I was WAY behind times and needed to speed things up. (does she know I am 79). So I will soon have faster access to the internet...something new for me to learn.
Grandpa is doing quite well. He tires out easily and is getting better about taking his pain pills when he needs them. All in all he feels better just being in Yuma. We saw all of our old friends in church Sunday and it was a great home-coming. It was wonderful spending time with our boys on the way down here and they made sure that grandpa and I had nothing difficult to do in getting settled. They did it all. How blessed we are with our family--out children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
I will keep you posted on anything newsworthy from our neck of the woods.
Love always,


beckyV said...

Grandma, I am so happy to see you posting stuff on the blog!! It is such a great way to keep everyone updated on how you are doing. Keep the updates coming!! Love, becky

Jason and Dana said...

Faster internet is the greatest, you'll love it!! That's so nice you got to spend that time with Scott and Gerald. And I want to come back to Yuma sometime to see you guys! I wonder how long a drive that is...?

Heather said...

Grandma I'm glad you had a mostly uneventful trip "home". Dad told me to ask you about your buffet choice. Good to hear grandpa is doing so well. We love you!!