evolution of a name"
ask—"where the heck did Jake-a-Lake Ink come from?"
Since I get that question so often, I hope that this little
explanation will suffice….
My real name is Steve, and so is
my dad’s. When I was a little kid, everyone in the family and
neighborhood used to call me JR (short for junior, since that’s what
I was). They used to call me other things as well, but we won’t go
into that now…..
Well, I went by JR for quite a
few years, until that silly little night-time soap opera—Dallas. I
guess one day things reached critical mass with the "who shot
you—JR?" jokes, and the family decided that I needed a new
nickname. I don’t know why they decided, I was the one that was
getting the jokes….As a kid with a last name like Farmer though, you
get used to it all.