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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.

The federal government recorded a total budget deficit of $413 billion in fiscal year 2004, $35 billion more than the $377 billion deficit recorded in 2003 (a recently revised figure). As a share of the nation?s gross domestic product (GDP), the 2004 deficit was 3.6 percent--slightly more than the 3.5 percent share recorded in 2003.

The federal budgetary situation worsened for the fourth consecutive year, moving from a surplus of $236 billion in 2000 to a deficit of $413 billion in 2004. Receipts ended a three-year decline in 2004 and grew by $98 billion, but outlays outstripped them, rising by $133 billion over their 2003 level.

Outlays grew by 6.2 percent in 2004, more slowly than in the previous two years but well above the annual pace during the 1990s of less than 4 percent. Total outlays as a percentage of GDP, which declined from 1991 through 2000, have risen since then--from 18.4 percent in 2000 to 19.8 percent in 2004.

- "Monthly Budget Review: A Congressional Budget Office Analysis," Congressional Budget Office http://www.cbo.gov/Index.cfm, November 4, 2004, Based on the Monthly Treasury Statement for September and the Daily Treasury Statements for October http://www.cbo.gov/showdoc.cfm?index=6002&sequence=0