When I was first separated from my children’s father, my youngest was
a senior in high school. After the information came out about senior portraits, I wrote to the company saying that although the proofs were lovely, I couldn’t afford to purchase any. Much to my surprise, an envelope containing the photos arrived in our mailbox a short while later, including an 8-by-10 for framing. I frantically called the company to say I couldn’t pay for them, and the office manager told me they were
a gift from the company president, who couldn’t bear
a family forgoing their child’s senior portrait.
— Nancy Lippincott, Grafton, Massachusetts