Welcome

(Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Important Note: You will need to click this icon to download the free needed to view most of the images on this Web site - just a couple of clicks and you're "good to go." For reasons why - go here.

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.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

Oh Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it's (it is) in giving that we receive,
it's (it is) in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it's (it is) in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

- "(The Peace) Prayer of Saint Francis," Author Unknown

MP3 audio file (2.8 MB) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/prayer_saint_francis.mp3

Performed by Sarah McLachlan http://www.sarahmclachlan.com/

Album: Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale [SOUNDTRACK]

Label: Virgin Records

Release Date: September 30, 2003

The Origin of the Peace Prayer of St. Francis http://silkworth.net/aa/stfrancis_c.html, by Dr. Christian Renoux, Associate Professor of the University of Orleans, France (PDF http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/egm/bio/Christian%20Renoux%20Bio.pdf) and President of International Coalition for the Decade for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010) http://www.nvpdecade.org/index.html

The Story Behind the Peace Prayer of St. Francis http://www.franciscan-archive.org/patriarcha/peace.html