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, May 28, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD AND GRANDPA











Eighty two years ago on this day Gerald Othello Christensen came into the world. He was born to Ezra Otello Christensen and Emma Vida Criddle Christensen. He is beloved by all--wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and children everywhere. What a blessing you have been in our lives. We hope you have a happy, happy day.








7 comments:

Alex said...

FELIZ CIMPLEANOS ABUELO..


Happy B'Day Geral have a great great day today and ever you are gret man. I love to hear about you time in Mexico like misionary.

Alex.

Colin -N- Lori said...

Happy birthday Grandpa! You are such a wonderful part of our lives and we love you so much!! You are an incredible example to all of us. Hope your day is great!

Jason and Dana said...

Have a great bithday!
Jason

beckyV said...

Happy Birthday Grandpa! You have always been an example of love and kindness to me. I'm so happy you are my Grandpa. I hope your day was wonderful!!

Jason and Dana said...

I thought about you a few times yesterday grandpa. I wish I could have celebrated with you!! I hope it was great birthday. I love you grandpa!
Dana

Colin -N- Lori said...

Grandpa,
I hope you had a great day. We have missed our weekly visits since we have moved. That was such an important part of our life. You have always been an example to me of patience and dedication. We all miss you and hope to see you soon.
Colin

Leslie said...

Happy, happy birthday grandpa dear! Hope your day was wonderful. You deserved it! I love you and agree with everyone else, you're the best grandpa a girl could have!