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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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Lu Ann
Happy Belated Birthday!
Hi, Wayne,

I am glad you had a wonderful birthday celebration, and am happy to hear that Nancy is feeling better after her mishap. I will continue to keep both of you in my prayers.

Take care.
Lu Ann
Added by Lu Ann on Sep 13, 2016 9:11 AM
rosie mcnaughton
Hi Wayne,
So glad to hear Nancy is doing well. Also that you had a nice birthday. Take care.
Added by rosie mcnaughton on Sep 13, 2016 6:49 AM
Algernon and Conan Together on the Rainbow Bridge
Hello Wayne and Nancy
So glad that Nancy's arm's recovered from that dog walk that went south. My heart went out to her for that. Wayne, glad that you had a good birthday. Hope you have many, many more.
~Andy & JD
Added by Algernon and Conan Togeth... on Sep 13, 2016 2:57 AM
RE: Sept. 9~
Life is great...
Added by D.A.R. on Sep 10, 2016 9:50 AM
Debbie Queen Lewis
Added by Debbie Queen Lewis on Sep 09, 2016 7:34 PM
Loretta Sampson
Happy Birthday Wayne!!!
Hope you have a beautiful birthday and many more to come.
Added by Loretta Sampson on Sep 09, 2016 12:07 PM
Carol P.
May your day be a blessed one & many more to come.
Added by Carol P. on Sep 09, 2016 11:18 AM
John R
Happy Birthday
Wayne, wishing you all the best
Added by John R on Sep 09, 2016 8:58 AM
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Happy Birthday!
Hope you have a wonderful day today.
Added by Grave Finder on Sep 09, 2016 8:12 AM
rosie mcnaughton
Happy Birthday, Wayne.
Have a great day...and many more birthdays.
Added by rosie mcnaughton on Sep 09, 2016 6:43 AM
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