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.
“The picture postcards of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05) ushered in a new age of celebrity on the Japanese side, in which heroes were accompanied by heroines. The latter almost always tended to be Red Cross nurses, who played many symbolic roles. The Red Cross affiliation highlighted Japan’s new internationalism. Depictions of Japanese nurses providing aid and solace to wounded Russian prisoners were intended to demonstrate modern Japan’s humanitarianism. And, predictably, the nurses were invariably good-looking.” (source)