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Family, Friends, Corn

Posted by Dana

The past weekends events got me to thinking about family, friends and corn.  So, in light of that I will share with you a few stories about these three subjects.

My oldest son and some of his friends were cooking supper at another friends house the other night and I overheard them discussing the menu.  One friend was asked to stop at the store and pick up some corn, green beans and rolls.  I shuddered at the thought of those kids eating corn and green beans out of a can.  After all, don’t they deserve the finer things in life.  So, I offered up fresh corn from my freezer and fresh green beans from my pantry that I had canned.  My son’s girlfriend looked at me and said, “I don’t know how to fix those.”  I gave her the directions on preparing the corn and green beans and told her if she had any problems not to worry because my oldest could take over he knows how to cook them.  I think every thing turned out fine.

Abbott (right) and Costello, 1942

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Incredible corn [type and taste].  This is the type of corn my parents grow, as does my Aunt Peggy and Uncle Ronald.  Hubby and I do not grow our own corn due to the fact that we are honored to receive all we want and need either from my parents or Aunt Peggy and Uncle Ronald.  Aunt Peggy says you could do a “Who’s On First” skit with incredible corn.  Now for those of you that are too young to remember the “Who’s On First” it was a skit done by the comedy act Abbott and Costello [look them up].  Anyway, when asked what kind of corn you have, your reply would be incredible.  They reply, yes I know it’s incredible, but what kind is it!  Incredible. Yes, but what kind. Incredible. Well, you get the picture.  Not only is the corn incredible, it is also incredible because it is soooooo good!

This story is kinda funny, but also kinda sad, you will see why as you read.  A dear friend married when she was in her early 20’s, but she never mastered the art of cooking or baking.  She and her new husband ate a lot of frozen pizza and take out, or ate at her parents or his parents.  On one particular occasion, with a little encouragement from me, I managed to talk her into trying her hand at freezing corn. She thought that might be a skill to learn as it would benefit her in her new married life.  So, we cut, cooked, bagged and placed in her freezer about 20+ bags of corn.  Now mind you, this should have been more than enough corn for two people and should have lasted them until the next corn season [the operative word here is SHOULD]!  My friend was so excited at her new found skill that her poor husband ate corn almost every night until all the corn was gone.  She did add a few more “frozen” items to her menu to go along with the corn, but I don’t think her [ex]husband really cares for corn to this day.

I hope you have enjoyed these stories I know I enjoyed writing them. They brought back so many memories, old and new.

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