The essay itself is superlative. The description is astounding, and the purpose, to show how this boat touched so many lives, is sublime. I was quite aware of the human qualities you were attributing to the boat, and those qualities were doing lots of work in defining your purpose here. Great.
I'm very proud of you and what you are accomplishing and your goal will be reached. Probably if you tried to do this 10 or 15 years ago, it wouldn't have turned out or been as meaningful to you. Maturity helps. Oh yes, I don't think I ever mentioned how happy and so pretty you looked at your house signing and closing. Actually you looked like a 20 year old. You have such a pretty face, catching smile and twinkling eyes. Now, with that all said I'll go get a bite to eat and I'll knit a new hat for your head ........ tee hee hee. Thanks again.
I do love you muchly..................Gramma P