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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Thursday, January 15, 2009

can you believe it!

I AM GOING TO PHOENIX TO SEE THE ARIZONA CARDINALS AND THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES PLAY IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. I KNOW IT IS ON A SUNDAY SO I HAVE ASKED GERALD TO SAY 2 HAIL MARY'S FOR ME. DEBBY WILL BE TAKING ME OVER AND SHE WILL BE IN CHURCH PRAYING FOR ME FOR BREAKING THE SABBATH. WE WILL BE SITTING IN THE SOUTH END, SO LOOK FOR ME. I WILL BE THE SEDATE GRANDMOTHER SITTING QUIETLY IN HER SEAT.
I LOVE ALL OF YOU AND I AM REALLY, REALLY EXCITED ABOUT GOING. (CAN YOU TELL?)
GRAM

4 comments:

Crystal said...

You made me snort out loud. I think you and I may be more alike than I ever realized before. Have a wonderful time!!

beckyV said...

Grandma you are so funny!! (I will pray for you too!) That will be so fun, I am so excited for you!!

Jason and Dana said...

WOO GRANDMA!! (I'd go with you if I were there-but don't tell my mom.)

Heather said...

Grandma-you have to be one of the luckiest people I know. Wish I could be there with you. Have a great time. I will be dreaming of you (since I will be sleeping)