Date: Thu, 9 May 1996 11:13:19 -0500 From: "David A. Johns" 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. David Johns