Mel Moy

Profile Updated: April 18, 2016
Class Year: 1960
Residing In: Solana Beach, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Janet
Occupation: Retired psychologist.
Children: Son, Stacey, born 1976. Graduated US Naval Academy, Aerospace Engineering, 1998. Special Agent, Federal More…Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC.

Daughter, Robyn, born 1981. Graduated U. of Virginia, Economics, 2003. Corporate Manager, Spirit Airlines, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Military Service: 30 years w/Navy as a scientist.  
Yes! Attending Reunion
What elementary school(s)did you attend?

Ethel R. Coop

What Jr High (s) did you attend?

Burbank Jr. High

What street(s) did you grow up on?

E. Hardy St. And Margaret.

Do you see or hang out with any class mates? Who?

John Shockey
Tommy Sellers
Charles Jackson

What would we be surprised to know about you?

My family had actually moved into the Spring Branch school district when I was in the 10th grade. However, our grocery store was located on Hardy Street. I continued attending Sam Houston because I wanted to go to high school with the people I had grown up with.

Although I am Chinese, I can speak German with a Texas accent.

Where was your favorite HS hangout?

The gym, Prince's Drive-In, Granada Theater

List your siblings and year.

Kirby L. Moy, Class of 1965 but transferred before graduating.

School Story:

One of my favorite memories was from a basketball game in which All City forward Jerry Mooney made a crazy hook shot from deep in the corner during a close important game. The crowd went wild. Outraged, Coach Skinny Davis immediately called a timeout and lashed into Jerry because he had ordered ball control with only high percentage shots from the paint. After being thoroughly chewed out and threatened with benching, Jerry sheepishly looked over to me, winked, and quietly asked "How did I look?" I almost died laughing.

What did you want to do or think you were going to do when you finished high school?

I always planned on attending college next.

What and where was your 1st job? Do you remember how much you were paid?

Passing out circulars door to door. I made 50 cents for the whole night and thought I was rich.

Favorite Quote

Oh no, I can see the headline. "Muldoon--'Killed by a shovel'."

Never complain, never explain.

This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you.

If you do the crime, you do the time.
Play an accordian, go to jail.

It's $1500 for the whole night.

Famous or interesting people you've met?

Flo Van DeKamp, 67, Housekeeping, Motel 6, Gila Bend AZ

Caesar Rodriguez, 19, thug in an armed robbery, Oakland CA

Mia Farr, Lindsay Lohan's tattoo artist, S. Beverly Hills CA

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too.

For real--Nobel Laureates, Francis Crick and Henry Kissinger. Also Mel Gibson.

Ever been on TV? Tell us all about it.

Closed Circuit TV checking my fly while coming out of the Men's Restroom at Qualcomm Stadium. This was the same game in which my empty seat was shown clearly on the cover of Sports Illustrated moments after I left the stands. Some people just don't get their 15 minutes of fame.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to make up lies about what I do in my spare time.

Name something you dearly love. and why?

University of Texas sports because I need a life.

Any words of wisdom?

Never complain and never explain. And never pay retail.

Is there a moment in your life that stands out? A moment that defines who you are? Other than kids being born or your wedding day.

When I was five years old, I saw a full production of the play Aladdin and The Magical Lantern and thought it was the most wonderful thing in the world. From then on I've always had a love for musicals, plays, and the arts.