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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.

[DjVu original here] http://www.royblakeley.name/roy_james_blakeley/directory_letter_rblakeley19540607.djvu

June 7, 1954

Dearest Johnnye,

How is my girl today? Bet you haven't been thinking of me as much as I Love you. Received a letter from you - the one where Luther and mother were over - naturally by the time you receive this it will have been 2 weeks - Great Huh. So Larry is beginning to sleep all nite now. That's good maybe he will give his mommy a little "peace."

Darling I love you so much. It's really hard for me to express my feelings - just remember darling We are the same as one. There has been a lot of married men running around over here but not R.J. I made a vow about a year ago and will keep it. I can hardly write without crying for I want you so badly. That's what I consider real love and that's what I Love for you. Every time I look at your picture I can still recall walking down that isle. I hope darling you have as much faith in me as I think you do. If so then we have nothing to worry about - only planning for our future - Both Us and the little one.

Hope you can get off to go see mom sometime. I received a letter from her also today and she said some wonderful things about you - yet she knows only part of them (about) you.

Didn't get to check on the china today because it has rained all day long.

Well Darling that's it for now. Be Sweet.

I love you always,

Roy