May 12, 2018
The world knows you as Nancy Blount, the business woman who was a trailblazer in the marine industry, who worked her whole life to be the success she is today. You're all of those things to me, but most importantly, I know you as Mom and now, as Grandma to my daughter, Petra.
Throughout my life you have taught me the importance of hard work, dedication and integrity. You also taught me how to stay true to myself. You have always been there to encourage me and make sure I understood the value of being kind to others. These are some of the many things that have shaped me into the person I am today, and I can't thank you enough.
It's been so great getting to work with you, side by side these past few years. Small ship cruising is our legacy and I'm excited to carry it on. I hope your Dad would be proud of all we've done for Blount Small Ship Adventures. I'd like to think he'd be excited for our 2019 itineraries like Panama and the Islands and Maine and New Brunswick. I love planning these trips with you, side by side just like you did with him. Luther had a gift for bringing people joy, and you have it, too. Petra and I would be so lucky to have it passed down to us.
I love you, Mom. Thank you for everything.
Your son, Pete