Date: Sun, 29 Sep 1996 15:12:39 -0500
From: Tom Beckner TMBECKNER[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TAYLORU.EDU
Subject: Re: Katie bar the door
The Appalachian connection is consistent with my own experience. I am the son
of parents born in Southern Kentucky who moved north for work during the early
days of the Depression. Growing up in southwestern Ohio, where many others
like my parents relocated, "katie bar the door" was an expression I heard
with some frequency during my childhood.