Kuang Lui Meng was born in China on Dec. 30, 1943. He made it to Taiwan and immigrated to New York. Shiao Mei Wang, also born in China, did the same and they married in Manhattan in 1974. Kuang adopted the name “Jimmy K” and opened up a successful lumberyard.
They were blessed with a baby girl, named Grace, on Oct. 1, 1975. They bought a home at 211-18 34 Ave. in Bayside. The address may have played a part in selecting the property as the number 18 in Asian culture means “great success and prosperity.”