KiTh aNd kIN[kith and kin] – phrase/idioms. - one's relations. The word kith is Old English, and the original senses were ‘knowledge’, ‘one's native land’, and ‘friends and neighbours’. oRiGIn: The phrase kith and kin originally denoted one's country and relatives; later one's friends and relatives. -KinS [-k-nn-s]- a diminutive suffix of nouns: indicates smallness or, by semantic extension qualities such as familiarity and affection as in daddykins - a name a child calls their father when they want something.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
grown up sensible things
Your DK and I did a thing very grown up and sensible this morning. We went to MK's old office and organised a wills. Being a sensible lawyer your MK has had one for years but it was out of date and your DK had never gotten around to doing one. But that sort of thing wont cut it anymore. It was strange to think about my eventual death - and it was certainly different from when the issue had past my mind before I was your mum.