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.
~ Before the Baby Comes: A Pamphlet of Instruction and Advice for Prospective Mothers, by Joseph Brown Cooke. 1903
via Internet Archive
All those damn sewing machines causing miscarriages.
Put down those ping-pong bats, Prospective Mothers!