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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 letter and envelope] http://www.royblakeley.name/roy_james_blakeley/directory_letter_rblakeley19650711.djvu

July 11, 1965

Dear Johnnye,

Well the gang arrived today and I have my camera and fan!! Was sure happy to hear that you let Larry go to Texas and he made the trip OK. Bet he really enjoyed it and felt he was a "big" boy. Karen I bet is giving you a fit to go.

Check on the sewing machine to see if the price ($123.00) is cheaper than at White Front. I believe you have the model #. It's the best that Brother makes.

Put down for another $25.00 check for tomorrow. That makes three checks I have written. We were supposed to have received our per diem checks by now but nos such luck. They're lost in the mail somewhere. Ha.

There is black and white film in the camera so take some pictures of you and the kids and send them to me. I now have flown 5 combat missions. Got within 5 miles of a Mig but lost him in the weather. Tell Dan that I could sure have used some of the radar the F-4C has!!

First time I go R and R to Formosa or Hong Kong, I will send the kids some things. Karen & Sharon will like the Japanese kimonos.

I have moved to another barrack and I have an "extra" large fan right near me. Ha. The fans are the kind you see in the African movies (overhead). Makes you feel as though you are in the jungle!!

Note the new address - supposed to speed the mail.

Well Darling that's about it. Will write the kids later on. Love you and miss you much.

Love,

Roy