Jake Klein had four people as his parents and he called all of them Mom or Dad. He was born to Steven and Marsha Klein. At age 4 or 5 he went to live with Sharon and Art West. Sharon saw to it that Jake saw his birth parents often. As his grandmother, I was encouraged to visit and take Jake to our RV whenever I wanted. In 2010, Jake flew to Iowa where he spent three weeks with me visiting his Iowa relatives by going to a cousin’s wedding,
attending the Klein Reunion, and visiting in the Hoven and Klein homes. Other fun places were the Knoxville car races and the hot air balloon races. All the tall corn and people’s basements impressed Jake.
The last time I saw him was this summer when my daughter and I stayed for three days at Sharon’s home near Livingston, Texas to visit Jake and his families.