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What did red ears of corn in husking bees mean?

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ashtyn | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 6, 2007 at 8:34 AM via web

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What did red ears of corn in husking bees mean?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 6, 2007 at 8:51 AM (Answer #1)

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If you got a red ear of corn, you could claim a "forfeit" (a prize) of a kiss from the person of your choice. It was a party game, and a socially regulated way of letting young people get together a little bit, but not in a way that would get out of hand.

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