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Wayne L. Osborne (#46540493)
 member for 15 years, 4 months, 11 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.
( Unknown Author )

"Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living." ~Unknown~
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Clynnl In Memory of Greyling Betz
RE: Happy Birthday!!
Thank you so much❤️
Added by Clynnl In Memory of Gre... on Oct 11, 2017 3:31 PM
Susan Sturgill
RE: The longing for the knowledge of my family the Osbornes
Hi Wayne, I thank you so much for your response. I will keep searching and best wishes to you my friend and may GOD bless you and your family. Susan
Added by Susan Sturgill on Oct 06, 2017 5:55 PM
Susan Sturgill
The longing for the knowledge of my family the Osbornes
Hi there my name is Susan Sturgill and I am the granddaughter of Amos Victor Osborne and Ina Royal. My mother was Annie Belle Osborne and she passed away in 2004. I was her youngest of 11 children. I have always wanted to know as much as I could about my family but was never told a lot from either of my parents. My father was William Garnett Davis and unlike my mom he never knew who his father was. I now have 2 daughters of my own and I want nothing more than to spread the knowledge of our family history to them. I have 1 picture of Ina Royal (grandmother) and have never laid eyes on a picture of Amos Victor Osborne (grandpa) because he died when I was only 2. I grew up never knowing what it was like to have a grandpa from either side of my parents. I do believe and seriously hope that you may hold a little or maybe a lot of information that I never knew. I am a seeker of knowledge and only want to know the truth about who and where I come from. Thanks in an advance and so hope to hear from you soon.
Added by Susan Sturgill on Oct 06, 2017 12:24 PM
Guess what!?... I'm late, again! Happy Birthday, anyway.. I hope it was such a good one that you're still celebrating!
Keep smilin', Marie
Added by Tymesdone on Sep 10, 2017 7:33 PM
Theresa Williams
Happy Birthday!
Enjoy your special day!
Added by Theresa Williams on Sep 09, 2017 11:46 AM
Zuzu*s Petals
Happy Birthday Wayne! Have a wonderful day!!
Added by Zuzu*s Petals on Sep 09, 2017 11:21 AM
Derrick Hodgson
Happy Birthday from down under buddy. Have a greatcoat. God bless. Derrick
Added by Derrick Hodgson on Sep 09, 2017 11:15 AM
Josie Kinnear
Happy Birthday!!!
Happy Birthday Wayne!!!
Enjoy your day!!! EAT CAKE!!!
Added by Josie Kinnear on Sep 09, 2017 11:01 AM
Barb J "John 3:16"
Happy Birthday!
Hope your day is a great one.
Added by Barb J "John 3:16" on Sep 09, 2017 7:16 AM
Gracie's Grammy
Happy Birthday
Have a great day! Milk it for all weekend.
Added by Gracie's Grammy on Sep 08, 2017 11:19 PM
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