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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.


File Name: email_to_gary_langer20041107.txt

Subject:
.".. they represent personal characteristics far more than a discrete political issue..."
From:
Larry Blakeley <larry@larryblakeley.com>
Date:
Sun, 07 Nov 2004 10:44:41 -0600
To:
Gary Langer <netaudr@abc.com>, Gary Langer <wnn@abcnews.com>

."... The point, instead, is that this hot-button catch phrase had no place alongside defined political issues on the list of most important concerns in the 2004 vote. Its presence there created a deep distortion - one that threatens to misinform the political discourse for years to come.... - "A Question of Values," Gary Langer, ABCNews, New York Times article, Published: November 6, 2004 http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/06/opinion/06langer.html

I agree totally with you, Mr. Langer; however, in my opinion, the fact that what you speak about is published from a "profit-motive" corporation limits your efforts to speak to many of the people that are just sick and tired of the "media bias" (regardless of whether the bias is unfairly perceived - the stakes are becoming too high, today, to trust a journalist's interpretation of facts) that has underscored our ability to just "read the facts" and make an intelligent decision - as an ordinary common American.

I realize folks need to make a living - and, working for corporations seems to have been the only course of feeding your family, but the things you have to give up from your soul - is it really worth it?

For me, if was not.

Larry Blakeley
Dallas, Texas
http://www.royblakeley.name - a Web site devoted to the goodness of the soul as the rock of a man's reason to be.