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Wayne L. Osborne (#46540493)
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Bio Photo I am a son of an ex-POW. My brother and I are both Vietnam era veterans. I enjoy genealogy which is what led me to this site. I think this is a great place to share information of loved ones and to honor them. I will continue to add my relatives information and to visit strangers along the way. Please consider leaving a note and flower for my parents, J. D. and Dorothy Osborne, my wife's parents Howard and Gladys Brewer as well as our son, Sean Matthew Osborne.

"Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly, all my ancestors are behind me.
Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands". Linda Hogan, Native American Writer

"...all these ancestors in your tree, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time--to give birth to you...You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have gone before. Hopes and dreams for a better world" ~Lawrence Overmire~

The Story Tellers.....

We are the chosen. My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as it were by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family you would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do? It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers. That, is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.
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RE: Thank you for visiting the memorial for Morgan Thompson
Wayne that is a very nice statement and so true. It was a disgrace the way the Vietnam Veterans were treated on their return. I saw a side of humanity that I wish I had never seen. I do what I can to show respect for their sacrifices.

Added by Johnny on Sep 24, 2014 12:52 PM
Thank you for visiting the memorial for Morgan Thompson
Hello, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for visiting my friend Morgan Thompson's memorial. Thank you and keep up the good work you do within the Find a Grave community. It is appreciated.

Added by Johnny on Sep 23, 2014 8:43 PM
Froggie Lynne
Thank you for the beautiful words you left for my father on his Birthday. They brought a tear to my eye.
Added by Froggie Lynne on Sep 23, 2014 11:09 AM
Barb J "John 3:16"
A day late but hope you had a great day!
Added by Barb J "John 3:16" on Sep 10, 2014 9:13 AM
Mom to angels Bo and Chris
Belated birthday wishes!
Sorry I am late in wishing you a Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great one! Cecile
Added by Mom to angels Bo and Chri... on Sep 10, 2014 8:58 AM
Algernon and Conan Together on the Rainbow Bridge
Sept. 9--Happy birtthday to you, Wayne!
We hope you have a wonderful birthday today, Wayne.
All the best,
Andy & JD
Added by Algernon and Conan Togeth... on Sep 09, 2014 1:53 AM
Sheila LePage
Thoughts you left for my Mother & me!
Thank you Wayne. The words you wrote are perfect and I love them! Great reminders of my mom!
Thanks again Wayne!
Sheila A LePage
Added by Sheila LePage on Aug 27, 2014 9:15 AM
Sheila LePage
James Poole
Hello Wayne,
My husband & I just watched Who Do You Think You Are on TV & the show was tracing Valerie Bertinelli's, the actress, family tree. SHE is related to James Poole too!! Check it out! Hope I'm right about This James Poole , I don't have the dates handy but it would be interesting if you are related to a famous actress yes?? Good luck!!
Added by Sheila LePage on Aug 13, 2014 9:03 PM
Mary Walker Sullivan
Thank you for the beautiful message you left on my mom's memorial. You lifted me up when I needed it. Felt like I heard from Mom.

Tears (but good ones)
Added by J.Sullivan on Aug 04, 2014 1:54 AM
Carol Guinn Jenkins
Hi Wayne, Just was reading what you have posted on your great-great grandfather Pardieck's memorial. Carl Thomas ---whose mother was Mary Pardieck was my Great Uncle by marriage. I remember seeing his mother Mary. Uncle Carl as I called him was a great person who I thought the world of! His wife, Minnie was a sister to my grandmother--daughters of Herman and "Lilly" Schlehuser Nordman. I saw that you are descendant of the Otte family. They are also ancestors of the Nordman family. Do you know anything more about your Otte ancestors? My e-mail is if you care to compare notes on the Nordman--Trentman--Otte---Pardieck and Thomas lines.
Added by Carol Guinn Jenkins on Jul 16, 2014 12:49 PM
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