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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.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/philanthropy/howard_hughes_medical_institute.htm

The Foundation Center http://www.fdncenter.org

- Collect, organize, and communicate information on U.S. philanthropy.
- Conduct and facilitate research on trends in the field.
- Provide education and training on the grantseeking process.
- Ensure public access to information and services through our Web site, print and electronic publications, five library/learning centers, and a national network of Cooperating Collections.

Founded in 1956, the Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/philanthropy/david_lucile_packard_foundation.htm

The Conrad Hilton Foundation http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/philanthropy/conrad_hilton_foundation.htm

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation http://www.wkkf.org/, "To help people help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations."

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to apply knowledge to solve the problems of people. Its founder W.K. Kellogg, the cereal industry pioneer, established the Foundation in 1930. Since its beginning the Foundation has continuously focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities, and institutions to solve their own problems.

In his own home, the strength and wise counsel were there, but the pocketbook tended
to remain shut. “Above all things,” Will Kellogg wrote to his son Karl, “I want that my sons should develop into conscientious and truthful men, and even should you never be able to acquire a large amount of money, I shall appreciate the attributes of sincerity, honesty and trustworthiness above all other things.”

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation http://www.macfdn.org/index.htm is a private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, helps strengthen institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media. The Foundation makes grants through four programs and by making program-related investments.

The Program on Global Security and Sustainability http://www.macfdn.org/programs/gss/overview.htm

The Program on Human and Community Development http://www.macfdn.org/programs/hcd/overview.htm

The General Program http://www.macfdn.org/programs/gen/overview.htm

The MacArthur Fellows Program http://www.macfdn.org/programs/fel/fel_overview.htm

Program-Related Investments (PRIs) http://www.macfdn.org/programs/pri/overview.htm

- are loans and equity investments provided at below-market rates for projects that advance the philanthropic objectives of the Foundation. Used primarily in the program on Human and Community Development, most pris support U.S.-based community development financial institutions, organizations that provide affordable banking services for individuals and financing for small businesses, low-cost housing, and community facilities.

The Foundation benefits in its work from diversity at all levels of its operations. In working with other organizations and individuals, the Foundation values those who understand and share its commitment to diversity.

One of the nation’s ten largest private philanthropic foundations, MacArthur has awarded more than $3 billion in grants since it began operations in 1978 , and today has assets of more than $4 billion. Annual grantmaking totals approximately $185 million. The Foundation believes its grantmaking is most effective when focused upon a relatively few areas of work, combined with sufficient resources over a long enough period of time to make a measurable difference.

John D. MacArthur http://www.macfdn.org/about_us/john_cath.htm (1897-1978) developed and owned Bankers Life and Casualty Company and other businesses, as well as considerable property in Florida and New York. His wife Catherine http://www.macfdn.org/about_us/john_cath.htm (1909-1981) held positions in many of these companies and served as a director of the Foundation.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/philanthropy/robert_wood_johnson_foundation.htm

The Markle Foundation works to realize the enormous potential to improve people's lives that the use of emerging information and communication technologies has to address critical public needs, particularly in the areas of health and national security. http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/philanthropy/markle_foundation.htm

The Pew Charitable Trusts serves the public interest by providing information, policy solutions and support for civic life. http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/philanthropy/pew_charitable_trusts.htm