Date: Thu, 9 May 1996 11:13:19 -0500
From: "David A. Johns" daj000[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FOX.WAY.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: packy?
When I was growing up in Berkshire County in the 50s and early 60s,
"package store" was the normal, term, and, I'm inclined to think,
the only one. At least I remember at some point thinking that
"liquor store" was a bit blunt, and this was probably when I left
the area in '66.
I've never heard "packy" -- my first reaction, influenced by the
voices I hear around me now, was that it meant tobacco.