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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.

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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

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I attended a funeral today (October 2, 2004). What was missing at this funeral? Fathers.

What was peculiar to this funeral? The young were there to bury themselves.

What was the most disturbing incident for me? When the officiating reverend - Larry Ravert, spoke of life, Justin's life, and made a statement to the effect that Justin had "lived a full life, even in his short time here."

What demon from hell below could have possibly consumed this man of the cloth's sense of truth, taken him hostage for that one moment, and possessed his faculties of good judgement to speak to this young, hurting audience with such an absolutely, unequivocal, outlandish, irresponsbile, and outright - lie.

- "Another Funeral: Youth Burying its Own," - Larry Blakeley, October 5, 2004.

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Updated Post Date: October 5, 2004 at 12:00 AM CDT; 0500 GMT