Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1993 00:39:12 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: noon and points around it Quarter to noon, half past noon. Sure. Noon thirty? No. But dark thirty was often when my father went to bed. Sometimes we had to work in the fields till dark thirty to get things finished. We said so, but it didn't really happen. Dawn thirty? No. 'Half past break time' would work for me. Now, of course, I'm into extended uses. DMLance