My beautiful daughter (now 17) has trouble with the material world. She is deciduous and sheds possessions and often is unequipped for the situation at hand. Recently she rang from Bristol to tell me she had left her suitcase on Salisbury station. She lost £57 in a week, in two separate incidents of forgetfulness on public transport. Mobile phones don't last that long either. She told me this rhyme that she has made up to help her keep it together.
Before you pass out through this door
If your Mum you wish to please
You should not forget your keys
Nor leave behind at home your coat
That would really get her goat
Mobile phone, and money too
Railcard and rendezvous
If away for several days
Knickers, toothbrush and pj's
And maybe a spare pair of shoes
If you be off to see the coos (sic)
If you can check off all this list
Then go before your train is missed...
(My ex has cows)
"to know" (archaic), from O.E. wat, first and third person singular present indicative of witan "to know," from P.Gmc.