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.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Just to liven up this blog a little:

1. Two vultures board an airplane, each carrying two
dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at them and says,
"I'm sorry, gentlemen, only one carrion allowed per

2. Two boll weevils grew up in Mississippi. One went
to Hollywood and became a famous actor. The other
stayed behind in the cotton fields and never amounted
to much. The second one, naturally, became known as
the lesser of two weevils.

4. A three legged dog walks into a saloon in the Old
West. He slides up to the bar and announces: "I'm
looking for the man who shot my paw."

5. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused
Novocain during a root canal? He wanted to transcend
dental medication.

6. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel
and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent
tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager
came out of the office and asked them to disperse.
"But why?" they asked, as they moved off.
"Because," he said, "I can't stand chess nuts
boasting in an open foyer."

7. A woman has twins, and gives them up for adoption.
One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named
"Amal." The other goes to a family in Spain; they name
him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of
himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the
picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she
also had a picture of Amal. Her husband responds,
"They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen

8. These friars were behind on their belfry payments,
so they opened up a small florist shop to raise funds.
Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of
God, a rival florist across town thought the
competition was unfair. He asked the good fathers to
close down, but they would not. He went back and
begged the friars to close. They ignored him. So, the
rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and
most vicious thug in town to "persuade" them to close.
Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store,
saying he'd be back if they didn't close up shop.
Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that: Hugh,
and only Hugh can prevent florist friars.

9. We all know who Gandhi was, right? He was a
spiritual man who fasted regularly. Some may not
realize that fasting, when practiced regularly and for
extended periods, leads not only to weight loss, but
can also cause bad breath. No matter, his interests
were higher. This great leader hardly ever wore shoes.
One might say he was ... a super-calloused fragile
mystic plagued with halitosis.

10. And finally, there was the person who posted ten
different puns on his blog, in the hopes that at least
one of the puns would make the readers laugh. Unfortunately,
no pun in ten did.


Grandma & Grandpa said...

Life is not fair--everyone knows you can't have your Kate and Edith, too.

Grandma & Grandpa said...

life is not fair==everyone knows you can't have your Kate and Edith too.

beckyV said...

HA HA!! They all made me laugh!!

abbynormal said...

You guys, I have something I need to confess...Once I was possessed. Yes...it's true. Well, it was really difficult but luckily my friend knew a good priest who performed an exorcism! Life was good, but when I got the bill, it was too expensive and I couldn't pay. You know what happened? I got re-possessed!

notthecroshaws said...

ok, who posted this? they forgot #3...abby, i thought for sure you would notice.

notthecroshaws said...
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notthecroshaws said...

Okay, so there are only nine bad puns - I guess even the title is bad. But you have to admit, they made you laugh. Actually, I left #3 out because it was not only bad, it was just too... odd. To fill the void, just insert Abby's "high-spirited" pun for #3.

The Mark Spicers said...

you guys are awesome! I'm. Sitting here in the tire shop waiting for my tire to be fixed. Just about the most boring exercise known to man . I'm reading these puns laughing out loud and the guy next to me thinks I'm nuts. Thanks to you my long wait here hasn't been so tireable.

Colin -N- Lori said...

Good to hear from you. I'm glad we could inflate your spirits this holiday season.