For whom was I named? The name, “Michael,” was not the most popular name back in the 40’s, so my parents thought it was a wonderful name to give me. After that, everyone in the world started to name their kids “Michael.”
Anyway, so much for that name. I inherited my middle name, Bartow, after my father’s first name. My grandmother came up with that name from a newspaper article she was once reading about a lawyer whose first name was Bartow. She thought it was an unusual name, so she attached that name to my father.