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.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hi Everyone!

We are home from a trip with our long time friends--the Wildes, Woods and Kemps. We got to see Donny and Marie. Scoff if you will...they are great entertainers. Michelle even got a hug from Donny--her favorite performer of all time.

I just want to recommend to all of you my friend's blog. Remember my roommate reunion in August--she was there. I have told most of you that my college roommate, jill porter ehorn foy, has been dealing with lung cancer for the last few months. Her blog is listed under 'jilletta', on the list of blogs of valued associates. She put in a wonderful entry tonight. She is my hero. I hope you all know how much we love you. xoxoxo mom


Colin & Lori said...

WOW! How incredibly touching her words are!! I just about lost it when I read about the blessing, that she would be healed unless her work here on Earth was done, to sumarize. What a strong woman! Such a great example.

Matthew said...

Mom I am sorry to hear about your friend. Her blog is inspiring and helps to put things in perspective. Suddenly life doesn't seem so bad. Maybe the next time I feel like complaining about my job I'll try to count my blessings.

Aside from that Donny and Marie? I still feel that the Osmonds are one of the only things that almost makes me embarrassed to be Mormon;-)

David and Debby said...

Nobody hated Donny and Marie more than me. Mom had to drag me, kicking a screaming to that concert, but I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed it (don't tell anybody.) They are great performers and terrific emissaries for the Church. I can't wait to see Donny on "Dancing with the Stars" (don't tell anybody.) Perhaps I'll do a post showing the contraband photo's I took, which action almost got me thrown out of the show.