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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.

Oh well, I'm tired and so weary
But I must go along
'Til the lord will come and call, call me away, oh yes
Well the morning's so bright
And the lamb is the light
And the night, night is as black as the sea, oh yes

There will be peace in the valley for me, someday
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray
There'll be no sadness, no sorrow (oh, my Lordy, no)
No trouble I'll see
There will be peace in the valley for me, for me

Oh, well the bear will be gentle
And the wolf will be tame
And the lion shall lay down by the lamb, oh yes
And the beasts from the wild
Will be led by a child
And I'll be changed, changed from this creature that I am, oh yes

There will be peace in the valley for me, someday
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray
There'll be no sadness, no sorrow (oh, my Lordy, no)
No trouble I'll see
There will be peace in the valley for me, for me

- "(There Will Be) Peace In the Valley (For Me)," Thomas Andrew Dorsey (July 1, 1899 - January 23, 1993)

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"Georgia Tom" Dorsey first gained recognition as a blues pianist in the 1920s and later became known as the father of gospel music for his role in developing, publishing, and promoting the gospel blues. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1603

Performed by Red (Clyde Julian) Foley (June 17, 1910 - September 19, 1968)
Clyde Julian “Red” Foley contributed greatly to the rise of the country music industry following World War II. http://www.countrymusichalloffame.com/site/inductees.aspx?cid=120

MP3/Audio File (3 MB) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/red_foley_peace_in_valley.mp3

Album: Lift Up Your Voice
Label: Decca
Release Date: 1952