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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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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
Theresa Williams
Great news for Nancy healing! Hope to hear more good news after her DR visit. Prayers and Blessings sent! Theresa
Added by Theresa Williams on Jul 20, 2015 1:05 AM
Froggie Lynne
Wayne and Nancy
Glad to hear that your better half is improving I pray that she will keep up and get well soon. Keeping good thoughts and prayers for you both.
Added by Froggie Lynne on Jul 19, 2015 4:58 PM
Algernon and Conan Together on the Rainbow Bridge
Hello Wayne and Nancy...
Hoping you are on the mend and not in too much pain.
Andy & JD
Added by Algernon and Conan Togeth... on Jul 19, 2015 4:54 PM
rosie mcnaughton
Hi Wayne,
I hope this finds Nancy on the way to complete healing. Thinking of both of you and hoping things are getting better.
Added by rosie mcnaughton on Jul 15, 2015 11:28 AM
Lu Ann
Thank You
Thank you for your wonderful message and for praying for my husband's recovery. You don't appreciate your health until something like this happens. It means so much to know that people care about us, and we take great comfort from that.

You and your beautiful Nancy remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Thank you for being such a good friend.

Lu Ann
Added by Lu Ann on Jul 13, 2015 3:17 PM
John R
Hi Wayne
I hope Nancy is feeling better, I will keep her and you in my thoughts and pray for her speedy recovery
Added by John R on Jul 12, 2015 8:52 AM
My Thoughts & Prayers are with you Nancy,
Added by purple-lady on Jul 11, 2015 10:06 PM
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