My mother was the youngest of ten children. My father was the oldest of eight. This means that The Old Fool has a total of 16 uncles and aunts and a host of first cousins, plus the inlaws that were brought into the family.
One of my cousins is Lehman Martin. Susan, my father’s youngest sister married Isaac Martin. Using the logic of my parents when they named me Martin, Susan and Isaac named their oldest son, Lehman. He is four years younger than I and lives in Tennessee. I’m told that he, too, walks with a cane and is a bishop of a small conservative anabaptist group.