Since I didn't actually take the pics for my part one of the photo challenge today, I thought I would throw these in as the official ones. These are pictures of a gravy ladle my mother bought in Holland shortly before she and my Dad and six children left for Canada. She was intrigued by the little maple leafs on the handle. Although it wasn't on our flag yet then, it was a symbol often used in military settings to represent Canada. My mother always used it but the main thing I remember is that it made the perfect size amount for pancakes. That is one of the things I like best when I use it too.