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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.

File Name: email_from_mother_who_done_that20041110.txt

Subject:
Who done that??
From:
Johnnye Blakeley <jblakeley2@verizon.net>
Date:
Wed, 10 Nov 2004 23:18:51 -0600
To:
Larry Blakeley <larry@larryblakeley.com>

Larry, you were only three years old. We were living off base in the house across from Hopkins and you got up and looked out our front picture window and saw the snow and said "who done that?"? We weren't at my parents house, but at our house in Austin. It did not snow again in Austin until you were a freshmen in college at San Marcos and I brought Karen there to enroll at the college there. I was staying with the Hopkins and we got snowed in and could not get out for four days. Toni Escobeda was with us also and they missed these days. Even the shopping mall parking lot was iced over and Darrel Hopkins could not get in and out of his ranches he owned there. We had a nice time around the house.

Doris and I would go upstairs and sit in the window seats in the game room and look out over the beautiful scenery covered in snow. From the time you were three this was the first snow and coincidentally we were there at the time..That had to be at least fifteen years since you saw your first snow there.

My friend Doris passed away from pancreatic cancer and I think of her so often.

She was the best friend I ever had.

Love Mother