Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 10:16:04 -0500 From: Mark Mandel Subject: pawpaw(s) Carol Andrus writes: >>>>>>>>>> It's funny how words vary. Down in rural Florida where I grew up, pawpaws were papayas. Avocados were alligator pears (the rough-skinned variety). <<<<<<<<<< Aye. I* remember learning a song in which either the chorus or every verse ended "way down yonder in the paw-paw patch". Not that I lived around there. I grew up in the suburbs of NYC (Westchester) and then the city itself, in the fifties & sixties, but I was exposed to a lot of folk music and irrevocably infected. -- Mark A. Mandel 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s folkie 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s filker * No relation to a hearty "Aye, aye" for Barry's return.