Date: Sun, 29 Sep 1996 10:48:35 EDT

From: Charles & Mary Boewe boewes[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JUNO.COM

Subject: Katie bar the door

When confronted by a calamity, either natural or man-made, my late father

(1898-1985) was likely to remark, "It will be Katie bar the door!" I had

supposed the expression was common to his generation and might be limited

to the Middle West. However, recently on his ABC news program, Ted

Koppel also declared that if certain things came about it would be "Katie

bar the door."

My questions are: Who was Katie? and Why did she bar the door?

Charles Boewe