|Wayne L. Osborne (#46540493)|
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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.|
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.
( Unknown Author )
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Betty, Carol, Dee Tharp-Garri..., Donald Osburn, Eleanor Morriso..., Glenda Rowland, Heather Vest, linda sharp, Lorraine Lambe..., Morganna, Muriel Butler, Peggy Osborne, Sharon Osborne ..., Sherry Schneide...
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Thank you Wayne for leaving a flower on my
beloved mother's memorial.
Blessings to you and your family
Added by Darlene♥ on May 12, 2013 10:45 PM
Thank you Wayne for visiting my Mama on Mother's Day. Made my Day.
|Samantha Price||Thank you....|
Thank you for posting this. My children and I were looking up obituaries for their scrapbooks and we came across the one's for my Mom and Dad. It made my heart smile.
WOW! You have done an amazing job. It is people like you that give family researcher hope. I thank you. I saw your photo of Nancy Manley Mansfield and wondered if I could copy it. I would be sure to give credit to you as the contributor.
A heartfelt thank you for all the work you have done.
Added by Caren on May 05, 2013 2:31 AM
|Maxine Kravitz||Claypoole Correction|
Thank you for the information as to burial site for Rebecca Claypoole's memorial. I would be happy for any further information you have on any of the Claypoole memorial's I posted. Also, I am looking for someone to transfer the memorials to so that they can be further "link" and "edited" are you interested?
Thank you Wayne for your nice words. Gladly done.
I know nothing about my ancestors. I wish I had the time to search for more about my family. Greetings from Germany - Maja
Added by Maja on Apr 28, 2013 1:11 AM
|Palm Springs Girl||LCDR Walter O Estes II|
Thank you so much for leaving a token for Walt. It means so much to me when kind people like yourself stop by to remember him. Thank you again!
|A Marine's Daughter||RE: Thank you|
You're very welcome
Thank you for all your kind thoughts
Finally got around to being able to spend a little time on the site.
Flowered, my usual memorials, but brain not thinking properly for words.
Health of us both has gone downhill, but hoping time will see us starting the long road uphill
|Jeanie Brown||Beautiful memorial|
Excellent memorial. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and contributing to the preservation of these fragile monuments to our forefathers.
We descend from Harmonas III's brother, Rev. John Alkire.
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