Southwest Chinese Journal (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 4, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 1, 1978 Page: 13 of 16
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I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO
by June Dove Leong
Tony Bennett's theme song "I left my heart in San Francisco"
relates to many who have friends and relatives in the Bay
Visiting in the home of my sister and brother-in-law Dr. &
Mrs. E. C. Louie (Gloria) during a both sad and pleasant
time (our mother Mrs. Margaret Seito Wong was very ill),
I had the opportunity to say "hello" once again to some
former fellow Houstonians.
Distance separates but does not diminish warm personal
regard for dear friends.
Janita Gee has her B.S. in Biology and her Masters in
Science and Secondary Education from the University of
California...now teaches in San Francisco...Anatomy, Physi-
ology, and Honors Biology at Moreau High School...is now
looking forward to a law degree at the San Francisco Law
School with an emphasis on tax law. Janita loves the Bay
Area. The eight years she has lived here are like a vaca-
tion with mountains, water, beach, and everything to do.
She says the weather is fantastic and she is more in tune
with nature...tennis...snow skiing at Lake Tahoe (an Easter
vacation) is but a 3i hours drive. Two boy friends vio
for Janita*s time. Janita enjoys writing poetry. Her
"Seasons" was noteworthy...published in the Moreau High
School Yearbook. Her new work "Patterns" depicts life
and the shapes it takes. Janita explains she writes when
the mood strikes...either up or down...when inspirational
fires burn the brightest. We remember Janita*s beautiful
poem written in December for her father Albert Gee...a re-
minder that President Gene Woo, 5&30 Bellfort, Houston,
Texas 77035 still continues to find mail with contribu-
tions designated in memory of Albert Gee to go toward the
Chinese American Citizen's Alliance Building Fund.
Many will remember Hamilton Chao and his Grace. Hamilton
is a Mechanical Engineer with Bechtel Corporation. Al-
though the refinery and chemical division of Bechtel, once
headquartered in San Francisco, is now located in Houston,
Hamilton remains happily in the San Francisco office. His
daughter Susan is now 20, soon to graduate in '78 as a
Civil Engineer from the University of California at Berk-
eley. Stephen now 18, is also an engineer major, attend-
ing San Francisco City College. Married daughter Sylvia
is a housewife with two children...6 years and 4 years.
Sylvia was formerly a computer programmer working in New
Orleans, but now resides in San Francisco. Son Sherman
has a Masters Degree from the University of California at
Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering, is now also with
Bechtal Corporation. Wife Grace enjoys time spent as a
teacher's aid, volunteers her efforts in the San Francisco
elementary school system.
While in Houston, Daisy and Fred Moy lived in the Spring
Branch Area. Freddie, many will recall, literally made
their beautiful home with his own hands from start to
finish, an accomplishment few can claim. In Oakland
Freddie is now associated with the East Bay Restaurant
Supply...one of the largest in the Bay Area. During
lunch-break Daisy posed for this picture as she took time
out from bank teller duties at United California Bank in
the Financial District in Oakland. We are pleased to
report that Daisy is one very well-liked lady. Roy McCann
who is Senior vice president of United California Bank
cited Daisy for her excellent customer's relationship. Me
McCann made reference to Berry Weeke's column in the Sun-
day Oakland Post which reads -"I have been involved with
United California Bank in Oakland at Franklin for 10 years
and have met countless tellers, loan officers, vice pres-
ide n t s , guards and just friendly personnel. If there is
one person at the Franklin Webster branch that makes my
day each and every time I've entered that branch for the
past six years, it is Daisy Moy. On the other hand, if
she left, and took up residence at another, I would change
Banks. She has to be the most efficient, articulate,
charming, brainy and attractive teller I've ever met in
any bank, anywhere. Sandy Duncan, actress, dancer, and
commedienne made her fame through a banking commercial. I
think Daisy Moy is that kind of person to me, the same all
the time, and I really enjoy seeing her glowing smile every
time. There has been no particular reason for me writing
this, only that I thought I'd share some of the joy I get
from meeting people that deal with people, one of the most
difficult tasks in the world...Keep up the great work,
Daisy Moy, I enjoy your company. So as softly as Daisy Moy
speaks in her capacity at the United California Bank, she
depicts, Teddy Roosevelt's quote, 'Speak Softly and Carry a
Big Stick'...she's the Bank's Big Stick. Son Melvin Moy
and his wife Janet now live in Del Mar, California with
their one year old Stacy. Melvin is a Research Psycholo-
gist with the U.S. Navy...Janet, an occupational therapy
supervisor and consultant. Son Kirby Moy is a technician
with Syntonic Subsidiary of Control Data in the Bay Area.
His Tervina is a Medical Assistant. Freddie and Daisy Moy
are involved with activities of the Chinese Businessmen's
Club and Lingnan Alumni.
Mr. and Mrs. Malven Dong (nee Ruby Gee) are a fast paced
team of individuals. I caught Ruby (sister of Houston's
Chinese Baptist Church's "Uncle" George Gee) just before
she left bank teller duties at Central Bank in Oakland to
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Southwest Chinese Journal (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 4, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 1, 1978, newspaper, April 1, 1978; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth273746/m1/13/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rice University Woodson Research Center.