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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.

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

War, huh, yeah -
what is it good for?
Absolutely nothing...

Ohhh, war, I despise
because it means destruction
of innocent lives.

War means tears
to thousands of mothers' eyes
when their sons go to fight
and lose their lives...

War, it ain't nothing
but a heartbreaker;
war, friend only to the undertaker.
Ooooh, war,
it's an enemy to all mankind.
The point of war blows my mind.
War has caused unrest
within the younger generation -
induction then destruction.
Who wants to die? ...

War, it ain't nothing but a heartbreaker;
war, it's got one friend
that's the undertaker.
Ooooh, war, has shattered
many a young man's dreams;
made him disabled, bitter and mean.
Life is much too short and precious
to spend fighting wars these days.
War can't give life.
It can only take it away...

War, it ain't nothing but a heartbreaker -
war - friend only to the undertaker.
Peace, love and understanding;
tell me, is there no place for them today?
They say we must fight to keep our freedom,
but Lord knows there's got to be a better way.

Ooooooh, war, huh
good God y'all -
what is it good for?
You tell me.
Say it, say it, say it, say it.

War, huh
good God y'all -
what is it good for?
Stand up and shout it -
nothing.

- "War," MP3 Audio File/Lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/war_edwin_starr.htm

Post Date: March 30, 2008 at 9:50 AM CDT; 1450 GMT

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

I Pray
I pray you never walk through,
The agony I've known.
I pray that all your little ones,
Will stay until they've grown.
I pray that you never hear,
These brokenhearted cries.
I pray you never know the anguish,
When a child dies.
- Author Unknown

A child that loses a parent is an orphan.
A man who loses his wife is a widower.
A woman who loses her husband is a widow.
There is no name for a parent that loses a child,
for there is no word to describe this pain. 
- Author Unknown

Post Date: March 2, 2008 at 10:35 PM CST; March 3, 2008 at 0435 GMT