Saturday Evening Post cover November 24, 1951.
"The composition is spatially complex, yet every element directs the viewer's attention to the main characters. The accents of red serve as exclamation points and also keep us focused on the centerpiece of the narrative. Rockwell's masterful still-life of dirty dishes in the foreground anchors the realism of the scene, making us feel that we, too, are in the diner, the slightly embarrassed observers of a pious grandmother and child." Judy L. Larson and Maureen Hart Hennessey, Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People.