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.

This is what I do - teach - over the internet - teach just enough for folks to "get by."

My father's Web site is not only a story of his life, but more importantly "teaches" the reader the following remark made on the homepage:

."... We will pluck the disease from America one soul at a time until Americans own America, again.

The stories contained in this Web site stands as a muniment of what I am trying to describe to others what we had; what we lost; and what we need back; here in America, from the American man...."

And, yes this is about my father - he is just one man that exemplifies the truth in the above statement.  So, his Web site goes much, much deeper than just him - it is about "men, for men, and their women" - what was lost, the pain and suffering, and seemingly hopelessness of our young sons, but places "HOPE" within the story at opportune times - sort of  like "at the last instant" when my father knew he was going to his "greater reward" - "HOPE."

It has been a very emotional and difficult project for me to put together, but felt like it needed to be done.  I found out some things that I never knew by reading his letters - and, the pain was, and is, very difficult - even after all these years.