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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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Golden Girl
Dearest Wayne,thank you so much for the beautiful messages you left for my Daddy,and Mama yesterday.Your kindness touched my heart.May GOD bless you and yours always-Donna
Added by Golden Girl on Jun 29, 2015 12:09 PM
Lynne Herbert 💔
Thank You
Hi Wayne,

Thank you so much for your kind message, and for the beautiful note in memory of my Dad. It means the entire world to me. Thank You.
Added by Lynne Herbert 💔 on Jun 28, 2015 6:47 PM
Lynne Herbert 💔
Thank You
Hi Wayne,

🇺🇸 Thank you to you, your brother, your father and
father-in-law for your brave service to our country. I am from a long line of military men, including my precious Dad who was a WWII Veteran. I was married to a Marine, Vietnam Veteran, and worked at MCRD in San Diego. I love and appreciate our military, and their families. God bless and be with you and your family.
Added by Lynne Herbert 💔 on Jun 28, 2015 6:16 PM
Blessings ***
Thanks Wayne for visiting my parents and for the BD (29) wishes. You have been such a dear friend all these years. I believe your daughter has a BD today. If I remember correctly she is a little older. Since I stand still probably a lot older today.. lol. I am so thankful for another year. I have been so blessed to still be kicking with all my health issues. Still traveling and enjoying myself. Hugs, Good Buddy !!! Hope you read my new bio...
Added by Blessings *** on Jun 23, 2015 9:58 AM
Blessings ***
Happy Father's Day, Wayne....Angel/Nita
Added by Blessings *** on Jun 21, 2015 2:15 PM
Art Block
H.M. Osborn
I noticed that you left a message on the memorial for H.M. Osborn who is buried at the Marietta National Cemetery in Georgia. Pvt Osborn (he actually was promoted to Corporal in early 1864) was killed at the Battle of Jonesboro on 1 Sep 1864. He wrote diaries during his three years of service, at least two of which survive. I was wondering if you are related to him and if so how?
Added by Art Block on Jun 09, 2015 1:44 PM
Thank you so much~
Dear Wayne,
A note of sincere thankfulness for the beautiful token and lovely words you left at the memorial page of our beloved baby daughter. Your kindness and thoughtfulness is so very much appreciated.
Blessings to you and yours,
Added by Evangelineღ on May 25, 2015 4:48 PM
Harvey Smith
He is my Great Freat Grandfather
One of his daughter was Delula Ann Osborne Smith (1880 - 1961)*

Harvey Clifton Smith (1902 - 1978)* (My Grandfather)

My Father was Oscar Smith and My name is Harvey Clifton Smith , I am originally from NYC now living in NC.
Added by Harvey Smith on May 24, 2015 5:30 AM
Doni Wright
George Garshwiler #35630981
Since you had left a note on George's page, I wanted to let you know I found his obituary and placed on his memorial. I didn't know if you were a descendant and did research, too.

Added by Doni Wright on May 20, 2015 9:45 AM
Gary Branigan
Clifton G. Osborne
Is it possible this is a relative of yours? He was a friend of my mother and her friends and family in Dodson, Tx. This was on the back of a photograph of him at, maybe, Ft Sill, Ok.

"Easter Greetings, April 5, 1936
Private Clifton G. Osborn(e)?
23rd infantry regiment, U. S. Army"

I have a couple of pictures if you would like.
Added by Gary Branigan on May 19, 2015 12:58 PM
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