Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 21:52:37 PST From: tom creswell Subject: Re: 'old maid' Joan, 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