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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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Michelle Clayton
Washington Hardy's Son
Hello Mr.Osborne my name is Michelle Clayton
and I just stumbled across this website searching
my family tree. I have just started by the way!
I am finding it very interesting. You have done WONDERFUL research on the Osborn family. I have just about every thing you do but not as far back as you have went. Again I just started, I thought you might like to know that there is another Osborn clan out there. On Washington Hardy Osborn
He had a son named John B. Osborn. John B had six
to eight children . I can not remember I am at work right now I do not have my papers. He had a
son named Jack Osborn who married Lura Long Osborn . They are my grandparents. they had six children. They are buried at Cross Roads Baptist
Church. Jacks Mother was Elizabeth "Lizzie" Debord
and she is buried in the Debord family cemetery in Gilmer Co. I have enjoyed your research very much I just thought you would like to know there
is a another clan of Osborn's that you might like to research. By the way are we related Washington would be my great great granddaddy.

Michelle Clayton
Added by Michelle Clayton on Sep 02, 2015 12:48 PM
Doris Osborne
Claypoole family assistance
You cannot know how many times the extensive research you have done on the historic Claypoole family has helped me untangle their complicated relationships. Thank you for your many contributions.

Added by Doris Osborne on Aug 23, 2015 4:23 PM
Grave Stumbler
Lieut J. D. Osborne memorial
Hi Wayne. I really enjoyed the photos and stories about your dad. So nice to see that he is so well remembered and so honorably respected. Thanks for sharing. David
Added by Grave Stumbler on Aug 16, 2015 1:31 PM
rosie mcnaughton
Hi Wayne,
Your father went through so much in the war. I'm so glad he survived. I can't watch the video just yet. I have to steel myself to watch WWII for my own personal reasons.

I hope Nancy is healing and feeling better.
Added by rosie mcnaughton on Aug 16, 2015 6:43 AM
Algernon and Conan Together on the Rainbow Bridge
Hello Wayne and Nancy...
Hope your arms are on the mend.
Added by Algernon and Conan Togeth... on Aug 15, 2015 10:14 PM
Michele Goff
Thank you Wayne for visiting my Mom's memorial page and leaving the lovely note and flower. May God bless you and your loved ones always. I have visited your loved ones also. Michele
Added by Michele Goff on Aug 14, 2015 8:59 PM
Curtis Jackson
Post on Kathy Jackson Memorial
Thank you for your beautiful words.
Added by Curtis Jackson on Aug 10, 2015 10:49 PM
Blessings ***
Wayne, I am so glad things are going better for you guys. I also want to thank you for your friendship all these years. For making me smile many times when I was down, with your forwards.I also thank you for visiting my parents regularly . Much appreciated. I hope the rest of the summer is great for you and your family.
Added by Blessings *** on Jul 25, 2015 6:57 PM
God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
Glad to hear Nancy doing better & starting to heal.
Added by God Bless & R.I.P. ~ D... on Jul 20, 2015 7:44 PM
rosie mcnaughton
Hi Wayne,
Glad to hear Nancy is beginning to heal. It will take awhile. Keep us posted, but don't worry about thanking people right now. Just take care of "business"!
Added by rosie mcnaughton on Jul 20, 2015 10:31 AM
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