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?