Hope I Taught My Girl To Fish

Teach a Girl to Fish, 26 x 23 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2009.

Saturday night India and attended the Atlanta/PITT send-off party. This is an annual ritual where incoming freshmen gather with local alumni of the University of Pittsburgh to learn more about the place that is soon to be their new home. It was yet another reminder that it is time to let go. India moved into her new home yesterday.
The end of our summer was not filled with lazy days of fishing or the fun of a back yard barbecue, but it was still an  exciting time. We planned, shopped, made lists, consulted friends, and prepared in every conceivable way for the new phase of he life journey — college!  Now, we are here!
As a parent you plan for this day from the day they are born — teaching, guiding, hoping, praying, loving. Eighteen years later you just hope you did it right.
My little quilt called Teach a Girl to Fish seems appropriate for this moment.  The quilt gets its name from the proverb “Give a man a fish and he eats for day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.”
I hope I did it right.


About ovbrantley

I am a passionate quilter who also is the general counsel for a major urban county in Georgia. I manage to pursue my triple passions of motherhood, quilting and traveling.
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2 Responses to Hope I Taught My Girl To Fish

  1. Anita Crosby says:

    O.V. No worries! I think that if you hadn’t gotten it right, you would have known long before now, and there would be no trip to Pitt.

    Let’s see how well you deal with empty nest syndrome. LOL I have never experienced the problem, as my youngest nestling is still with me, and my oldest little bird had the good sense to perch on a tree near by. LOL

    Congratulations on making it to the next level of the game. There are more challenges to come. :o)

    Anita :o)


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