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.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

In Preparation for EASTER

Please listen to this for FHE or another evening this week. It is THE BEST Easter talk I can imagine. It makes me want to be a better person. It is about 15 minutes long and in 3 parts.


Matthew said...

I doubt there is anything better to show what Easter means. This is one of my favorite talks if not my favorite talk. Please take the time to watch it.

David and Debby said...

Anything Bruce R. McConkie said was thought provoking. By the way everybody, add to the news from Pocatello that last night Leslie Romriell passed away. She was diagnosed with a cluster of inoperable brain tumors (glioblastoma - very aggressive)about 2-3 months ago, and she went down hill quickly. Sorry to keep posting these messages of death, but in her case it was a blessing that she went so quickly, and I have to believe it was her time to go. She was a very good person, and I have no doubt she is already working hard for the cause on the other side. Pray for her family to have comfort.

P.S. Mom and I went to Patty Lee's funeral yesterday. She was also ready to go. We had a chance to visit with Mike and Trisha. Colin, Mike said he had received your message and was very grateful for it. He is still in the Air Force, now active in the Church and seems to be doing very well. Also, Leslie, Trisha very much appreciated the flowers you sent.

Leslie said...

This is amazing. I wish I could have been around when he was alive to here him during general conference! Can't wait for this weekend.