Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Caption: “I hardly like delivering the goods Mrs Kookaburra - them humans is so gum careless of ‘em” (Dr Stork to Mrs Kookaburra)
Poster produced for the Royal Society for the Welfare of Mothers and Babies in 1918 by May Gibbs. For many years the picture was also reproduced by the New South Wales Department of Public Health on maternal and baby welfare as a book cover and poster — Reference: May Gibbs, mother of the gumnuts, her life and work / Maureen Walsh. North Ryde, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson, 1985. Vol.1 (pp.7 & 126) (HT Library of New South Wales)