Shucking Contests, Red Ears, & Kisses

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Shucking Contests, Red Ears, & Kisses,

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In KY, they picked the corn ears off the plant but did not shuck it yet as they did in IL. Later, neighbors would have a husking bee, part work, part social life. A red ear was rewarded with a kiss.