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.
~ Dressing Well on Little Money, Spring & Summer 1904 (Berry-Ball Dry Goods Co., St. Johnsbury, VT)
“Oh, happy youth! The Summer days
Bring joy to you in various ways;
You little care for worldly woes,
So long as you have Stylish Clothes.
And well you know ‘tis worth your while
To be advanced and in the Style,
For glancing eyes all turn, you see,
To nobby suits of C. & B.”
Nobody puts their advertisements into poetry any more.