Steffeney hoped that one day she could take a portrait in the summer
months without having to wear a hot itchy Christmas sweater. "We're sending
this to the relatives that gave you the sweater," her mother would say, which lead her to start asking her aunts and grandparents for funny T-shirts
and spring-like blouses when they'd ask what she wanted at Thanksgiving.
the image is large here because it was scanned from an 8" x 10" print that had been
in a frame at a Goodwill, Tacoma – the back says "Steffeney, 4th Grade, 1987, 9 yrs old"