Sam and his family used to live across the street from us in Maplewood in the 1980s and 1990s. He and my oldest daughter were constant friends, and their mothers were a team. Sam’s stepmom asked me to paint him as a present to his dad. Sam is graduating high school this month. I first met him days after he was born.
We had a nice day together (first time we’ve spent together in about ten years). Emily, my daughter, took the photo of me painting him.