“I called him Sam, when I lived with them my last two years in high school” Jason said, “but his name was actually something long and Asian.” 

I asked him to tell me more about how his mom ended up remarrying a Laotian man.  Not that there was anything wrong with her marrying a Laotian, but if his mom was both traditional and southern, her marrying a West Texas Laotian farmer suggested there might be something more. 

Jason and Sam