Sally, I don't know how ripe your corn is, but sometimes I've grown my own sweet corn and been a bit too late harvesting it. I have a hot air corn popper, and I've made parched sweet corn in it. I use corn that's quite over-ripe and is starting to dry a bit. I rub the kernels off the cob (they should be dry enough that they don't squirt juice all over) and pop it. They don't puff up very much or make loud popping noises- just soft pops. They puff up a little bit and when the pops slow down you've got a slightly crunchy, faintly sweet treat, a bit like corn puffs maybe.
Peasant (1963-1972) and Fluffy (1970s?-1982- I think of you as 'Ambrose' now)- Your spirits outshone some humans I have known. Be happy forever.