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.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

AS NEW AS TODAY. I just read this and want to share it with all of you. (This is Grandma)
"This is an unusual Christmastime. True, as heretofore, we send our gifts and hearty good wishes; bedeck Christmas trees with brilliant lights and sparkling ornaments; we ring bells, and sing sweet carols and hymns of praise-but underneath it all there is a heaviness in our hearts not hitherto experienced, for soldiers ruthlessly slain. Also our complacent assurance of safety from foreign attack has been suddenly shaken. As never before in our lifetime, we sense a nearness of submarines and death-dealing bombs. Deviltry is rampant throughout the nations, and hate, avarice, ambition, perfidy and pride like a fearful flood of destruction threaten to inundate the world. Leaders of some nations have not only rejected, but have denounced the Prince of Peace, and are worshipping the god of war."
This is today! This was written by David O. McKay in 1957.


David and Debby said...

grandma actually posted this. also, all of you should know that nino is very sick. xo mom

David and Debby said...

Deviltry, per Webster: a. Action performed with the help of the devil: Witchcraft; b. gross or malignant cruelty: Wickedness; c. Reckless, unrestrained conduct: Mischief. Interesting word. The source of all that is not good.

Jason and Dana said...

Wow, if he thought it was bad then...crazy how reading that makes me think of RIGHT NOW.

Colin & Lori said...

Oh, Nino, get better little doggie! We love you!