When these fingers get to reaching for the sky, you know it's almost time to dig out the corn holders and ready the dinner plates for the evening meal of corn on the cob. We had the holders that looked like mini corn on the cob. With four 'krazy kids' yakking at the table all at once, Mom probably needed something to distract us while we were readying to chomp on the corn. I always knew the delicious yellow ears were on the way when the tell-tale signs of the yellow hairs were next to the kitchen sink. Although we never had a garden after Washington Avenue house and Dad's 'potato experiment', corn was a staple at the supper table when 4 kids were eating. I never waited around for the holders though. I just grabbed two napkins, folded them up, splashed on the butter and commenced my typewriter technique, side to side. I heard the other day that there are basically 3 ways to eat corn: the typewriter(side to side), round-about (eating in circles) or the haphazard plan (little typewriter, little circling, eating here and there, I guess). That last one has me baffled. Why? Why? Why? When eating corn on the cob, you really need a game plan. right? Any other plans on how to destroy ears of summer corn? If not, I think I'll just be 'summer happy' with my side to side rat-a tat tat... DING!