I find it extraordinary, especially when I am tucked away in a rural hide away on the far south coast of NSW, Australia.
Here's what she wrote:
My son has been a scout for about a year and a half now. He has became a great leader and has learned so many life skills already. His scout leader just started a section on knots, and Jacob’s father realized he is struggling with the boating knots. My husband, who was a scout many many years ago, asked me to look up some good web pages to help him, help Jacob. I was pretty shocked with how many knots he remembered. Haha. I came across your page (https://jackieparry.com/links-2/) which had ways to tie and was a huge help.
Jacob and my husband found this page(https://www.hmy.com/a-scouts-guide-to-boating-knots) with so many different types of knots, and ways to tie them. It gives a wide variety of common knots, how knots are used on boats, boat safety, and tons more of great information! Jacob and his father asked me to tell you how much of a help that both these pages were, and that you should add the second one to your page! It helped my family and ton, and can maybe help other scouts having a hard time. (:
Thanks again for the help!
Isn't that grand? Thank you Marie for the lovely message and the back-story too, I wish Jacob all the success in the world - it's amazing where beginnings such as knot-tying can take you.
I regularly receive beautiful messages about my books, and I know that thousands of people read my website each week - but to receive a thank-you with a story attached is a wonderful gift and appreciated.
I wonder who else my website has helped?