(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)

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.

Well, I started out
Down a dirty road
Started out
All alone
And the sun went down
As I crossed the hill
And the town lit up
The world got still
I'm learning to fly
But I ain't got wings
Comin' down
Is the hardest thing
Well, the good ol' days
May not return
And the rocks might melt
And the sea may burn
I'm learning to fly (learning to fly)
But I ain't got wings (learning to fly)
Comin' down (learning to fly)
Is the hardest thing (learning to fly)

Well, some say life
Will beat you down
And break your heart
Steal your crown
So I've started out
For God knows where
I guess I'll know
When I get there
I'm learning to fly
Around the clouds
What goes up (learning to fly)
Must come down

I'm learning to fly (learning to fly)
But I ain't got wings
Comin' down
Is the hardest thing
I'm learning to fly (learning to fly)
Around the clouds
And what goes up (learning to fly)
Must come down
I'm learning to fly (learning to fly, learning to fly)
I'm learning to fly (learning to fly, learning to fly, learning to fly)

- "Learning to Fly," Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

MP3 audio file (3.8 MB) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/learning_to_fly.mp3

Album: Into the Great Wide Open

Label: MCA

Release Date: July 2, 1991