corn on the cob is usually a family US tradition in the summer. In clam bakes or barbecues, its an accompaniment that is wished on people
"May you get a good share of corn on the cob this summer, and have enough butter to dressit"
Propwr corn on the cob is where the corn kernels are sweet and milky with no hint of any starchiness (as one would get with older cobs).
Before the days of hybrid suprsweet corn varieties, everyone would have corn in their gardens so whenever one had a family barbecue, the kids would pull and clean the corn just bfore the food was served, and the con would be boiled while folks ate ribs or clams n lobster.