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, February 14, 2015


After a tearful departure from the Delgadillos in Boise on Monday, Feb 9, we traveled northwest through Oregon-Washington to Yakima for an afternoon/evening with Matt, (dinner at Abby's Pizzeria and building bed frame and shelves in his room.)  As in Boise, it was very sad to leave Matt that night, but somehow we tore ourselves away and traveled to Ellensberg for the night. Arising early the next  morning, we continued north to through Seattle and on to the Canadian border - road signs are self explanatory.

We were pleasantly surprised that the lines at the border were less than 5 minutes wait, and no car inspection necessary for us.  Then the immigration process (obtaining visas, etc.) took less than 45 minutes, a process which can take up to 3 hours.  We think our agent was LDS.  At least he told us he had history and family in Arizona and Utah, so somehow he knew we were not terrorists or smugglers, up to no good.  Whatever it takes, we are grateful for the perks.  Now we are all "established" in a hotel room while we await clearance of our apartment.  We love the young missionaries here and the other senior couples in our mission office.  More about that and all our new responsibilities on a later post.

1 comment:

Jason and Dana said...

If I weren't so busy remodeling I'd still be tearful. I'm so glad you are where you are needed and supposed to be.