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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.
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"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".
...by Linda Hogan, Native American Writer
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"...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~
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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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CatMama2 =^.^=
RE: My Dad's Memorial
Thank you so much for the beautiful words you left at my Dad's memorial. (Joseph Terenzi) He was very proud to have served his country. I also want to thank you for your service. My father-in-law served in VN as well, (Navy) and therefore I have a special place in my heart for VN Vets.
Added by CatMama2 =^.^= on Nov 15, 2016 8:35 AM
Froggie Lynne
RE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Thank you so much. My niece is 54 today she was the best gift a 12 year old kid could have gotten. Congrats on the new baby. Like his name, hope he grows into such a big name.
Added by Froggie Lynne on Nov 06, 2016 1:05 PM
Marita Budrick
Beautiful words
Thank you so much for your beautiful words you left on my mothers site! So beautiful!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️
Added by Marita Budrick on Oct 09, 2016 5:37 AM
Tony Pope
Celia M. Allen Fletcher memorial
Just wanted to verify... Celia Mary Allen Fletcher (w/o Joakim Joseph Fletcher) is listed as being buried at Liberty Cemetery in Texas County, Missouri...but indicated as having died in Henderson County, NC in 1848. Was her body sent to Missouri from NC?

Thank you.

Joakim was a brother to my gggg-grandmother, Jerusha Fletcher Lance.

Tony Pope
Added by Tony Pope on Oct 08, 2016 9:39 PM
In memory of Bo and Chris
God bless you!
I am praying for things to get better for you...I know what you mean about that depression thing... been there done that...and probably should buy the Tshirt that warns others! But GOD will get you through this...just as he and all my wonderful Findagrave friends like you got me through the breast cancer! Prayers for a rapid recovery... and for everything to be bright and happy from then on! Cecile
Added by In memory of Bo and Chris on Oct 06, 2016 9:20 PM
Tymesdone
Tymesdone
Hang in there, Wayne!
I once had a friend that had the same thing....your smile will be even better in just a little while!
Thumbs Up!, Marie
Added by Tymesdone on Oct 06, 2016 7:14 PM
Grave Finder
Feel better
Hope you get to feeling better real soon. If you need help just whistle. *groan*
Added by Grave Finder on Oct 06, 2016 4:08 PM
Teri Colton
My Mom's memorial page....
THANK YOU so much for the beautiful message you left for my Mom. I am truly so touched! I don't have words to express how that lifted me up and made me feel like she truly is still right here with me. Thank you again, sir. May you have a blessed day!
Teri
Added by Teri Colton on Oct 06, 2016 3:53 PM
MICHELLE'S MAMA & DADDY
Get Well!
Hope you are on the mend & this is gone sooner rather than later!! God Bless you!!
Added by MICHELLE'S MAMA & DADDY on Oct 06, 2016 1:05 PM
D.A.R.
Best Wishes Wayne!
Get well soon.
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Added by D.A.R. on Oct 06, 2016 10:39 AM
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