Milo is a sugar crop of the sorghum family. It is grown extensively in the Midwest including on the farm of the troubled young woman in this tale. It is also the name of the person telling this tale of how, by helping the young woman deal with her life-threatening difficulties, she in turn grew him into a better man. The title, then, is a double entendre. Readers will decide for themselves who is the primary character, a choice that their own life experiences will help them make.