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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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Happy New Year Wayne!
Added by dot~ on Jan 02, 2016 9:02 AM
Barton Lewis
John Fletcher
Hi, I am looking at your memorial for John Fletcher on which you state he had 10 children by his 1st wife, Elizabeth Savage. It's a little confusing because you have no. 3 listed twice (Mary Rebecca and Martha). Then the numbers stop after no. 5. But I count 12 children as follows:

William Samuel
Mary Rebecca
John R.

Is this correct?


Barton Lewis
Added by Barton Lewis on Nov 19, 2015 8:49 PM
Joy LeMay
General Curtis Emerson LeMay
Thank you for remembering Curtis. We appreciate your comment. Thank you for helping to remember him.

Joy LeMay
Added by Joy LeMay on Nov 16, 2015 8:29 PM
Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
Veteran's Day
Happy Veteran's Day Wayne. Thank you for serving our country.
Added by Steve Edquist ~In Memory ... on Nov 11, 2015 2:57 PM
Thanks for your note to my Dad, Garland Finley
He was generous to a fault and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it more than he did. He was a man who would wade through fire to save the lives of his wife or children. He passed too young and I miss him every day.

God bless you,

Jan Finley Buitron
Added by BigIron on Nov 06, 2015 12:13 AM
Thanks for visiting my dad.
Added by Laurie on Nov 03, 2015 2:44 PM
Darleah Winsted
Owen & Della Osborne
I lost my Mom. Barbara A Osborne May 8,2014. Her Parents were Della Marie & Owen S. Osborne. I have just recently found this page and am overwhelmed by what I'm reading here! I don't know much about my Grandparents, but you and I are definitely related! Is there a way to contact you via emaiL? Thanks so much for your loving efforts...

Darleah Winsted
Added by Darleah Winsted on Oct 13, 2015 2:52 PM
Delma Dallefeld
Thank You
As you can see I am a newby at leaving a message but I just wanted to thank you for the virtual flowers and kind words that you left on my parents memorial. I appreciate your kindness. God bless you and your family. Delma
Added by Delma Dallefeld on Sep 28, 2015 9:54 PM
Patricia Valentino
Thank You.....
...Wayne for remembering Sgt. Manno for his Angel Day and for the very profound and meaningful words that you wrote to him.
And may I also Thank You, your brother and your dad for your Military service to our Nation. I am truly grateful for men like you, who have kept our Country free.
God Bless you and yours, and may you have a happy Sunday.
With Love and Blessings,
Added by Patricia Valentino on Sep 20, 2015 2:33 PM
Happy Birthday!
I hope that you and your family are having a wonderful birthday celebration today! God bless you and yours!
Added by Cecile on Sep 09, 2015 8:39 AM
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