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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.

Photographs of me:

(djvu) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larry_blakeley200405.djvu

(jpeg) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larry_blakeley200405.jpg

(jpeg) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley20070427.jpg

(jpeg) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley20070521.jpg

My wife, Jackie (as well as Lori, Evan and myself) is in this photograph at our daughter, Lori's high school graduation ceremony in May, 2004 from The First Baptist Academy, Dallas, Texas here. http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/loriblakeley_larryblakeley_jackieblakeley_evanblakeley200405.jpg

My children: Leslie, Evan, and Lori here http://www.royblakeley.name/leslie_lori_evan.djvu

From left to right: Leslie (born August 31, 1979); Evan (born December 27, 1988); and Lori (born June 20, 1985).

Lori will be moving to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University http://www.ttu.edu/ after progressing through the Gateway Program http://www.southplainscollege.edu/gateway/ (a partnership between Texas Tech and South Plains College http://www.southplainscollege.edu/Web site/index.html).

And, here is a photograph of my father's grandchildren that we won't ever be able to show him - (my sister, Karen's children are Blakeley and Payton) http://www.royblakeley.name/roy_james_blakeley/grandchildren_of_rblakeley.djvu

Top: Leslie, left; Blakeley, right;

Bottom: Payton, left; Evan, middle; Lori, right.

These photographs were taken by my daughter, Leslie (May, 2004), a freelance photographer based in Dallas, Texas. To view some of her sample photographs go to Leslie's Web site here. http://www.leslieadkins.name.

My son, Evan and Patrick Flanigan were the two freshmen that made (and started) the high school baseball team - Evan at second base/shortstop and Patrick at catcher.  They both attend Cistercian Preparatory School http://www.cistercian.org/, Irving, Texas, an "all-boys" Catholic school ("an accelerated 8-year academic curriculum") and a safe-haven in the middle of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex").

And, why is my son, Evan attending Cistercian Preparatory School located in Irving, Texas? This is a Catholic, but all-male school that was conceived by some visionaries in Dallas in the mid-1950's by supporting monks desiring to leave Hungary.

For the Cistercian choice, read Cistercian - A Promise Kept and "The Vine," a poem by Dr. Thomas B. Pruit, Professor, Cistercian Preparatory School, English Department - here. http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/cistercian_promise.htm

And, for both I say, "the souls of these people in both facilities overflow with gentleness, love and goodness - for this I know - for this I trust - for this I believe - for this the bible tells me so. And, as a result of these promises I am left with peace of heart that they are in good hands until they enter into my home again for further teachings of love and goodness - as both my parents taught to me.

DjVu photo of Evan and schoolmate, Patrick Flanigan here. http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/evan_patrick.djvu This photo was taken by Patrick's father, Joe Flanigan, January, 2004.