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, March 27, 2009

Illegal Soap?

Hey Becky and Ray, what's this all about?



beckyV said...

It's true!!! We just went to Costco in Coeur d'Alene just to get dishwashing detergent!! I remember when this law went in to effect this summer, I couldn't find any dishwashing detergent anywhere. Not only does it not get dishes clean, it is also way more expensive (imagine that). I can't believe they are trying to pass a federal ban (well, I CAN actually believe that), gimmie a break!!!

abbynormal said...

Nooooooooo Virginia is on the list of states that will follow suit! AND Maryland AND Pennsylvania! Where am I supposed to go to get contraband soap?

David and Debby said...

Come to Idaho, just as the Spokanians do. But you can come to Pocatello instead. Hopefully, Idaho will resist forever.

Crystal said...

It is because most dishwashing detergents leave such toxic residue on dishes. At Target you can get Method natural detergent that works pretty well. It is expensive though.
That is why we do a lot of hand-washing at our house ;-) Told you I was granola... if you want toxins, have fun (just teasing, seriously!!) we use our dishwasher sometimes... but definitely not for baby stuff.

Jason and Dana said...

I liked the part where the lake protection guy said to just go buy a water softener. Sure thing buddy, I'm going to go buy a water softener, then buy salt for it and continue to buy the overpriced soap that doesn't work as good as the cheap stuff. Maybe you should try to get in on the stimulus plan...as long as we are giving away free fake money....Free water softeners, salt and a 20% discount on your electric bill for all spokanders out there.

Crystal said...

I am such a brat, sorry. I am sleep-deprived, surrounded by a huge mess (which I have now decided to REFUSE TO CLEAN for Valerie and Matt and I told them if it is a mess when family comes, it is a mess, I am on strike), and still have so much to do before I am done for the semester. Therefore, I am being a brat. I am sorry. I like clean dishes too and I hate softened water, it has like 2002 additives to it.