Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1993 18:42:39 EST
From: "C. Leslie Carpenter" lesc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]USCSUMTER.USCSU.SCAROLINA.EDU
Subject: Re: Dark-thirty, quarter to dawn
Thanks to Don Lance and Tom Clark for "dark-thirty." I hadn't heard
it in years, and then only from my dad. He was born in Humble, TX,
and grew up in Racoon Bend, TX, the son of an oil (say ALL) field
worker. He, too, was a lifelong employee of the oil industry, which
run their drilling rigs 24 hours a day. He also used "dawn-thirty,"
though I do not recall hearing "quarter to dawn."
lesc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uscsumter.uscsu.scarolina.edu