Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 21:52:37 PST

From: tom creswell creswell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CROWN.NET

Subject: Re: 'old maid'


I have only heard the term "old maid" in the popcorn sense once in my life.

The speaker was an old friend, a contemporary, born about 1920 in Nebraska,

but living in Chicago from early adolescence on. I made popcorn when he last

visited me, 1994, and he commented on the finished product, "Not very many

old maids."

Tom Creswell