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Wayne L. Osborne (#46540493)
 member for 15 years, 2 months, 16 days
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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.
( Unknown Author )

"Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living." ~Unknown~
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Susan Edwards
Thank you
Thank you for your birthday message Wayne. Hope you are all well. I have not been on Find A Grave a lot since I lost my dear husband in October. But keeping going as he would want me to. God bless you all
Added by Susan Edwards on Aug 22, 2017 4:16 AM
Hi, Wayne,
Thank you for writing such deeply felt words about my beloved late husband Manuel. He would appreciate them so much.

Take Care,

Added by Mary on Aug 19, 2017 9:45 PM
rosie mcnaughton
RE: Happy Birthday!!
Thank you, Wayne. I did!
Added by rosie mcnaughton on Jul 03, 2017 11:24 AM
W & L
Memorial# 13160897 John Claypool Sr.
In the bio for John Claypool you stated that the two stones next to him are incorrectly labeled. I am a descendant's husband and I am interested in who might, or might not be beside him. I am thinking that the comment does not mean there are three stones for him? Thank you and blessings.
Added by W & L on Jul 03, 2017 10:05 AM
Thank you, thank you very much!
Added by mj on Jul 02, 2017 12:24 PM
Betty Susong
21359767 Bertha Yeley
Earl and Bertha were my Great Aunt and Uncle.
His middle name is ARA, not Arron.
Daughter is Opal Marie.
Deborah is a Granddaughter.

Thank you, Betty
Added by Betty Susong on Jun 27, 2017 6:40 PM
Theresa Williams
RE: Happy Birthday!!
Thank you!
Added by Theresa Williams on May 13, 2017 12:05 AM
In memory of Bo and Chris
RE: Happy Birthday (a little early)
Thank you so much, Wayne! Happy Easter to you and yours!!!
Added by In memory of Bo and Chris on Apr 16, 2017 1:42 PM
Rest in God
So pleased by your visit to Martin McGuinness. He was such an instrumental person in bringing peace to my home town. While he rose in politics he never forgot his roots and would be so humbled to see flowers being placed on his memorial. Thank you.
Added by Rest in God on Mar 21, 2017 5:51 PM
Angel of Flowers
Thank you for visiting my son Steven's memorial. I deeply appreciate your kind visit to him.

Have a great night!

Added by Angel of Flowers on Feb 12, 2017 3:49 PM
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