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(Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

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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.

 

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January 5, 2008 - I seeked help and went back on medication. Christmas is just too hard for me to handle right now without Lori.
Cut my life into pieces
This is my last resort
Suffocation
No breathing ...

Would it be wrong?
Would it be right
if I took my life tonight?
Chances are that I might
Mutilation outta sight
And I’m contemplating suicide!
...

I never realized I was spread too thin
Till it was too late
And I was empty within ...

I ... can’t ... go ... on ... li ... ving ... this ... way
Can’t go on
Living this way
Nothin's all ... right

- "Last Resort," Papa Roach http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/papa_roach_bio.htm

Post Date: January 19, 2008 at 8:50 AM CST; 1450 GMT

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December 2007
Manic depression is touchin' my soul
I know what I want, but I just don't know
How to go about gettin' it
Feeling, sweet feeling,
Drops from my fingers, fingers
Manic depression is capturing my soul ...

Well, I think I'll go turn myself off,
And go on down
All the way down
Really ain't no use in me hangin' around ...

Manic depression is a frustrating mess

- "Manic Depression," Jimi Hendrix

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

Post Date: January 18, 2008 at 10:30 PM CST; January 19, 2008 0430 GMT

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I hurt myself today (May 15, 2006)
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real ...
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

What have I become
my sweetest friend?
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end ...

- "Hurt," Music and Lyrics by Trent Reznor
MP3 audio/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/hurt.htm

Post Date: January 18, 2008 at 7:10 PM CST; January 19, 2008 0110 GMT

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If I should ever leave you whom I love
To go along the silent way,
Grieve not,
Nor speak of me with tears,
But laugh and talk of me
As if I were beside you there.

(I'd come - I'd come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers?)

And when you hear a song or
See a bird I loved,
Please do not let the thought of me be sad...
For I am loving you just as I always have...
You were so good to me!

There are so many things I wanted still to do -
So many things to say to you...
Remember that I did not fear
It was just leaving you that was so hard to face...
We cannot see beyond...
But this I know:
I love you so -

'twas heaven here with you!

- "To Those I Loved," Isla Paschal Richardson (1886-1971)

Post Date: January 16, 2008 at 8:55 PM CST; January 17, 2008 0255 GMT

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Our beloved daughter,

Lori Ann Blakeley

- a "Borrowed Angel" http://www.loriblakeley.name/index.htm

They shine a little brighter,
They feel a little more,
They touch your life in ways no one has ever done before,
They love a little stronger,
They live to give their best,
They make our lives so blessed,
So why do they go so soon?
The ones with souls so beautiful,
I heard someone say
There must be borrowed angels here in this life,
They come along into this world,
And make this world bright.
But they can't stay forever,
Cause they're Heaven sent,
And sometimes Heaven needs them back again.

- "Borrowed Angels" MP3 Audio/Lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/borrowed_angels.htm

(June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005)

Post Date: January 16, 2008 at 8:45 PM CST; January 17, 2008 0245 GMT