Welcome

(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.

Now, that you may be listening to my pleas to "carry-on" with life, "HOW DO YOU DO THIS?"

Because the pain - your pain:

- Is beating you down, and hammering you to the floor - helpless, scared, and not feeling too good - and, your entire soul has vanished to be replaced with something foreign that makes you feel "numb" inside; and

- Just won't stop;

- paints the world in black, everything is black - dark;

And, on and on - just make it STOP! PLEASE, JUST HELP ME AND MAKE THIS FEELING STOP, NOW! BECAUSE I'M SCARED OF WHAT I MIGHT DO! SOMEONE, PLEASE!!

No, it's not Jesus, or religion, or anything else that is outside of the center of your soul (but, I do love him, adore him, and admire him for his goodness).

No, my friend - it will start with "you." How will "you" survive? These are the answers that you need from me, now. And, I know this. And, I will not leave you hanging - wondering “HOW?”

- "Where Do I Start?," Larry Blakeley, October 20, 2004. (3,671 words)

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Post Date: October 20, 2004 at 5:35 AM CDT; 1035 GMT