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.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sometimes it's a hard world for the little things.

Becky's comment made me look for this. This should have won an award in the music category.


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Crystal said...

Ugh, my least-favorite Nicholas Cage movie ever. My family thought is was just hilarious when we rented it on VCR tape about 15 years ago, I just rolled my eyes then and now. I did not get that gene, it must be recessive.

David and Debby said...

If that gene is recessive, then Debby and I both have it, because our whole family (including, I'm sure you've realized by now, Matt) find RA hilarious. It will be interesting to see if Asher get's a kick out of it down the road.

I mean, how can anyone listen to those lyrics, especially with subtitles, and not find it funny? It's just so random and twisted that it can't help but be funny.

What's even funnier is that some of the subtitles were in Chinese. I just got a picture in my head of a bunch of Chinese people sitting in a dark theater, watching Raising Arizona. Now that's funny!

Jason and Dana said...

Haha, good point about the Chinese subtitles. Aside from the lyrics, she has a dang good voice!!!

Colin said...

I like how the translation only applies to the conversation, not the song lyrics. Little did they know they're missing half the movie!

abbynormal said...

I thought the same thing about the Chinese! Do Chinese people find this movie funny? I have a friend from Taiwan sitting across from me...I just asked her, and she hasn't seen it. Maybe one day we can have a movie night and I'll find out.

Crystal said...

I did not know that Matt had such a love for that movie, actually. We definitely have not watched it together, nor have we discussed it. I am not opposed to it being watched by Asher, but I will definitely not be part of it, I am (that kind of) humor impaired, sadly and I would definitely not be as amused.

Crystal said...

I meant to clarify too:

I was saying by not finding it humorous (compared to everyone else in my family), I am the recessive. I think it is because when I watched it (no older than 12), I felt sad for the kidnapped baby, sad for the childless parents, sad for the poverty, sad for the dysfunctional family... just sad.

It was the same way with Napoleon Dynamite. Having been the kid everyone picked on, I really did not like that movie at all- except the dancing scene- we watched it after institute one night and I was soooooo bothered by it. It felt just awful to me. Anyway, I know I am not the norm.

I do love Nicholas Cage though. It used to be a given that if he was in a movie, it was going to be a good one, in my opinion...

I actually met him at the UVa Film Festival "Wet" a couple years ago. He is quiet, very tall and then he was extremely skinny.

David and Debby said...

crystal, if you have met THE nicholas cage, that pretty much makes you an icon in the family. debby

abbynormal said...

So, okay, I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about the similarities between Raising Arizona and O Brother, Where Art Thou. Similar characters, some of the same actors, etc. He pointed out that both have almost the exact same fight scene with John Goodman. Has anyone ever noticed this?!