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(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 lyrics inadvertently left out of this song "Take The Power Back" by The Raging Machine.

Post Date: January 27, 2007 at 12:40 PM CST; 1840 GMT

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Added the following to Web page http://www.royblakeley.name/roy_james_blakeley/lakenheath_492nd_fighter_squadron/lakenheath.htm

Here http://www.royblakeley.name/roy_james_blakeley/lakenheath_492nd_fighter_squadron/mischke_f100s_lakenheath.djvu is a photograph of five F-100's in flight that was taken by Dick Mischke. It was mounted on a poster board and signatures surrounding the photograph signed by members of the squadron at a going away party held in honor of my father upon his assignment to the F-104 Starfighter. He had no indication until after arriving in the United States of what base he was going to be assigned to - so when we arrived in the States in New York City we just drove west awaiting word of his final destination. I remember that hamburgers http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/ct/burger_1 were around $1 in NYC and 25 cents in the rest of the nation! I loved hamburgers and still do.

Dick Mischke continues to be an avid photographer hobbyist in San Antonio, Texas even to this date (1/27/2007).

Post Date: January 27, 2007 at 12:38 PM CST; 1838 GMT