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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.

"Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife." - Groucho Marx.

"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." - Groucho Marx.

"I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30." - Groucho Marx.

"I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty." - Groucho Marx.

"Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms." - Groucho Marx.

"Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does." - Groucho Marx.

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx.

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx.

"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made." - Groucho Marx.

"There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says, "Yes," you know he is a crook." - Groucho Marx.

"When I was young I was amazed at Plutarch's statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long." - Groucho Marx.

"Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?" - Groucho Marx.

"Remember, we're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably far more than she's ever done! - Groucho Marx.

"All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats." - Grouch Marx.

"Either he's dead or my watch has stopped." - Grouch Marx.