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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.

23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death http://lluker.faculty.ltss.edu/wadi-kelt.htm ("Journey to the Holy Land: A Virtual Tour Amid the Wonder and Beauty of the Land of the Bible" http://lluker.faculty.ltss.edu/," Reverend Lamontte M. Luker, Professor of Hebrew Scriptures http://www.ltss.edu/faculty_luker.php, Lutheran Theological Sourthern Seminary http://www.ltss.edu/) I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

- "The Twenty-third Psalm," David, The Book of Psalms http://king-james-bible.classic-literature.co.uk/the-book-of-psalms/, Classic Literature Library http://www.classic-literature.co.uk/, The King James Bible - http://king-james-bible.classic-literature.co.uk/, written a long time ago.

File URL here http://king-james-bible.classic-literature.co.uk/the-book-of-psalms/ebook-page-23.asp

.".. It has been asked and answered many times already. Because I know some of you are in sick-rooms, some are lonely and some companioned by grief, some are poor and some for the time are misunderstood, some are discouraged and some feel themselves little loved, some are young and cannot find their way, and some are old and wayworn, --because I know all of you have need of the Shepherd's
watch, I want to answer your question. Yes, we did indeed have such a guest, a man whose home was among the Syrian shepherds, a man who well knew the life which rightly interprets the Shepherd Psalm..."

- The Song of our Syrian Guest, by William Allen Knight, 1904 http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/12615, The Project Gutenberg eBook http://www.larryblakeley.com/library_research_commercial/free_ebooks/project_gutenberg.htm