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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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Praying that Nancy will have a speedy recovery.
Added by GW on Jul 03, 2015 8:38 PM
Josie Kinnear
Best Wishes for Nancy!!!
Wow..Blessings for Nancy...sending healing prayer and vibes for a quick and effortless recovery!! xoxo
Added by Josie Kinnear on Jul 03, 2015 8:09 PM
Wishing you a speedy recovery and if I lived close I'd fix you a meal!
Added by ebaheath on Jul 03, 2015 7:50 PM
John R
Feel better Soon
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your wife Nancy, hoping she feels beter soon
Added by John R on Jul 03, 2015 7:22 PM
Gracie's Grammy
Prayers Your Way
So sorry to hear about your accident. I'll pray they are able to find every way to help you.
Added by Gracie's Grammy on Jul 03, 2015 7:14 PM
C. J. Hinds
Nancy Get well soon!!
So sorry for your accident. Both arms broken, wow, hope you heal fast. But just think Wayne will have to do all the housework, cleaning, cooking and all that fun stuff. All kidding aside, take care and don't try to do anything at all.
Added by C. J. Hinds on Jul 03, 2015 7:12 PM
Mom to angels Bo and Chris
Bless your heart, Nancy!
Prayers for a rapid recovery. So sorry you were injured, and I hope that they are doing all that they can to help you. Take care.. God bless and keep you! Cecile
Added by Mom to angels Bo and Chri... on Jul 03, 2015 6:39 PM
Theresa Williams
Speedy Healing to Nancy!
Prayers sent for a speedy recovery for both your arms! (((HUGS))) Theresa
Added by Theresa Williams on Jul 03, 2015 6:38 PM
Algernon and Conan Together on the Rainbow Bridge
Get well soon, Nancy!
I sure hope you are on the mend soon. What a harrowing experience, Nancy & Wayne!
Andy & JD
Added by Algernon and Conan Togeth... on Jul 03, 2015 6:37 PM
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NANCY !!! What is the world are you trying to do??? I know you are in such pain. So sorry. That was something else. Please take care and get well soon. Let us know how you are doing.
Gentle Hugs...
Added by Blessings *** on Jul 03, 2015 6:18 PM
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