What is the significance of mama remembering having been "hooked in the side by a cow in '49"? (7 points) like a cow, mama has a strong spirit and is always ready for a fight. like a cow is mild mannered, mama is mild mannered and will always give in to dee. like a cow is mild mannered until milked the wrong way, mama is mild mannered with maggie until maggie "milks" her the wrong way. all of the above
A retrospective to a turning point in life.
The story is a reflection of Mama's life and the events in her life that have changed her personality. The event mentioned in the question is part of one of Mama's reflection's about her past; it is a retrospective of one of the turning points in her life. While Mama never bothered to do the hard job, being hooked in the side by a cow lost her motivation to keep living the old way. This part signifies the moment that Mama gets tired and loses her love of her way of living.