Welcome

(Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Important Note: You will need to click this icon to download the free needed to view most of the images on this Web site - just a couple of clicks and you're "good to go." For reasons why - go here.

A listing and access link to all:
song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

Added the following to Web page http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm

"Continue to do your best to do what seems to be the right thing, but when it comes to things beyond your control leave everything to God, or providence, or whatever name you choose to call the supreme power of the universe. Have absolute faith and trust that he will take care of everything. He knows what is best. When you leave home in the morning, do not feel uneasy. Try to have absolute faith that he is taking charge, and erase from your mind the slightest feeling of anxiety in any situation which is beyond your control. If possible, while riding in a bus, close your eyes for a few minutes and strive for absolute calmness, then think 'Thy will be done' and mean it completely and absolutely. Accept the premise that he is running things and that he knows much better what is right for each of us than we do. I have known of cases where, seemingly, miracles have taken place when a person surrenders himself completely. But that is of less importance than its internal effect on you. You will have a new sense of security and independence which nothing can break. Eventually your inner calmness and power will radiate to others and they will reflect it back."

- "Copies in Seconds," (Chester Carlson in a 1959 letter to his old roommate Larry Dumond), David Owen, Simon & Schuster, 2004 ISBN: 0-7432-5117-2 (pages 269-270)

Post Date: May 24, 2005 at 8:10 PM CDT; May 25, 2005 at 0110 GMT

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Removed the following from Web page http://www.royblakeley.name/index.htm

"[Note: For updates on Lori's (our daughter) medical condition (cancer), please go to Lori's Web site at http://www.loriblakeley.name

Post Date: December 4, 2004 at 9:15 AM CST; 1515 GMT]"

and replaced it with the following (most of which working had previously been posted) to the Web page http://www.loriblakeley.name/index.htm:

Our beloved daughter, Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005)

"In due time Lori's Web site http://www.loriblakeley.name/index.htm will be developed similar to this Web site (Major Roy James Blakeley, USAF fighter pilot, killed in action on July 22, 1965 in South Vietnam http://www.royblakeley.name/index.htm).

Her Web site will essentially evolve into a repository of memories of her short life here on earth. It will include items she would have wanted to share with her family and friends - such as her scrapbooking, photographs, and faith-based approach to life.

Post Date: May 7, 2005 at 7:15 AM CDT; 1215 GMT"

Post Date: May 22, 2005 at 9:30 AM CDT; 1430 GMT