Steve Sieg, a middle school science teacher, looked down at his mobile phone. It was Thanksgiving 2009, and it was late.
“What is Black Friday? Explain this,” he remembered the text message reading.
The message was from a member of the Chhetri family (pronounced “Cheh-tree”). They had been guests at his Northeast Portland home earlier that day, joining his family in the backyard for what would be the first of many holidays spent together.