In the early 1900's my great-grandmother always had to work hard around the house for her family since in those days it was rare to have a job outside the home. My great-grandmother had 7 children, she was a single mother. She started to sell food in the neighborhood where they lived because she couldn't go out to work and she didn't have enough money either - her 7 children helped her in the kitchen too since with that business they survived. Mother's Day was an important day since there was a lot of delicious food, and the whole family gathered at a table to share with each other while listening to music. The tradition of learning to cook at an early age is a must in our family because they say, "if you don't know how to cook anything, you won't know how to survive on your own". The ladle is important because it represents effort, dedication, sweat and above all it represents parents concerned about their children. Although sometimes we do not value the effort of our parents when they serve us a plate of food on the table.