On a visit to the home of his parents in the small town of Kentuckys, Kentucky, Steve was wearing a cowboy hat, a blue T-shirt, and a baseball cap.
He was the grandson of a former Kentucky governor, but he hadn’t been to the state since he was a toddler.
His father, John, had served in the U.S. Air Force for decades, and Steve’s grandfather had been a Marine.
John, who was 60, was retiring and worried about the state of his health.
“He said, ‘Steve, what if I have a stroke?'” recalled Steve.
“And I said, `What do you mean?’
And he said, You’re going to die.
You’re not going to make it, so you have to get out of here.”
Steve said he never thought about his grandfather’s illness until he saw the Kentucky Derby hats.
“When I saw them, I just knew they were the worst thing ever,” he said.
Steve’s father and grandfather were in the country illegally, and the hat was his ticket to a better life.
“I had to go to the border to get it, but I was glad I did,” he recalled.
“The first thing that happened was that my dad came in the border and said, Dad, we can’t be deported, but you can have a cowboy helmet.”
“I was like, Oh my God,” said Steve.
His grandfather had never worn a hat before.
The hat was made by Kentucky-based Heritage, which produces some of the country’s most popular hats.
Steve said the hat, with its embroidered crest, was a gift from his grandfather.
He wore it for a day, and by the next morning he said he felt like a different person.
“My dad was a little nervous.
He didn’t know if I was going to like it or not,” Steve said.
“But I loved it.”
The hat is part of the American Civil Liberties Union’s “Make America Great Again” campaign.
The hats are made by a company called the Hatfield-McCoy Company, which has been producing hats since 1964.
The company makes hats for a range of companies, including the New York Yankees, New York Mets, and Major League Baseball.
Steve started wearing the hat when he was 8 years old.
“We were doing a basketball game, and I was wearing my grandfather’s hat,” he explained.
“So I decided to wear it, too.”
Steve’s mother said she would always buy her son a hat, even if he didn’t like it.
“They always make them,” she said.
But her son, she said, was always interested in other hats.
His parents did their part to make the hat more popular.
Steve recalled one time when his mother showed him a hat she was wearing.
“She said, This hat is great,” he remembered.
“That was a big deal to me.
I was like OK, I got to wear this hat.”
He started wearing it regularly, but eventually he decided to take it off because it was starting to become a fashion statement.
“It was kind of weird that it was wearing on me like this, but at the same time, it’s like, it makes me look good, and it’s kind of like I’m wearing a hat to show that I’m good.”
The Hatfield & McCoy Company is also a subsidiary of the tobacco industry.
In the past, tobacco companies have made hat accessories like T-shirts and sweatshirts that feature their logos.
But in recent years, they have been making hats with logos like the American Cancer Society, the National Football League, and even the National Basketball Association.
The Hatfields, who were born in Kentuckies, have owned the hat business since the early 1960s.
The business is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
It is a company that was founded in 1939 by John Hatfield, who later became an early supporter of the Ku Klux Klan and a member of the Confederate States of America.
The family business has grown steadily over the years.
The new hat will be the company’s third hat, but it’s already sold out.
“You can’t say no to John,” said John Hatfields grandson, John G. Hatfield.
“John’s a big, big supporter of our business, and we feel so blessed to have him on board.”