Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1993 18:42:39 EST From: "C. Leslie Carpenter" 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." Les Carpenter lesc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]