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Wayne L. Osborne (#46540493)
 member for 11 years, 10 months, 9 days
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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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Froggie Lynne
Hi Wayne
What beautiful words you left for my cousin Gary Bettenhausen. Thank you Lynne
Added by Froggie Lynne on Apr 05, 2014 3:15 PM
RE: Kenneth Norman Bomboy
You're very welcome. I was happy to do it.
Lorraine H. James
Added by Grandmaraine on Apr 04, 2014 7:47 PM
Barbara Ferber-McCarthy
Edna Ferber
The words you left on my mother's memorial page are absolutely beautiful! To say thank you seems to pale in comparison to your beautiful words,

May G-D Bless you and your family!
Barbara Ferber-McCarthy
Added by Barbara Ferber-McCarthy on Mar 18, 2014 11:54 AM
ID Military in Westlawn-Hillcrest
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Mar 17, 2014 4:35 AM
Ann Chandler Diaz
My Big Brother (Chic) Holdridge Chandler
Thank you so much Wayne for the wonderful and very touching message you left for my "big brother" ! It brought many many tears to my eyes. God Bless You and Your Wonderful Family !!!!!
Ann Chandler Diaz
Added by Ann Chandler Diaz on Mar 10, 2014 8:32 PM
Rev. Rick Stoneking
RE: Carl Edward Claypool
Hi Wayne,
Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation. You are most welcome.

It is my honor to do these photo's and memorials. It is my way of "paying it forward" for all the help I have gotten and continue to get in my own genealogical search.

God Bless

Rev. Rick & Mrs. Karen Stoneking
Find A Grave#48288424
Added by Rev. Rick Stoneking on Mar 02, 2014 1:27 PM
Nellie Seagle Smith & Nathan Newman Drake
Should have asked you first about the transfers. But since you had called them "cousins" in your notes on the memorials, I thought you wouldn't mind. :)
Added by Lou on Feb 26, 2014 7:06 AM
Bruce Nuckowski
Flower for Alpha Vittitoe
Wayne: Just to let you know what a moving memorial you have written for this wonderful women. I had tears in eyes as I read this.
Thank you,you are a wise man beyond your years.

Bruce Nuckowski
Added by Bruce Nuckowski on Feb 24, 2014 11:57 AM
A Cloud
RE: Are you related to John William Osborne?
Thank you
Added by A Cloud on Feb 20, 2014 5:05 PM
Gina Brown
Cora Copeland Power
Hi, I'm creating my family tree, and trying to figure out who Cora Copeland Power's (mem#6267359)
parents are.
She could very well be the child of Henry and Mary Copeland buried in the same cemetery. However I can't be certain.
Can you help??
Added by Gina Brown on Feb 18, 2014 9:46 PM
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