Terry Amick

Profile Updated: March 2, 2019
Residing In: Peoria, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: Julie
Occupation: Retired from public health research at UMass
Children, Grandchildren Children: Lena, 26 and Kyla, 23; stepson Andrew, 29. No grandchildren yet.
Military Service: U.S. Army, Vietnam 1967-69  
How often do you get back to Fullerton?

Have been back only a couple times since 1966. I was at the 50th reunion and attended a luncheon and old guys lunch last year.

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

This is a GREAT website and I love seeing other's profiles. I have lunch with Steve Maurer several times a year and enjoy seeing him and Jane.

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

Wanted to go to college and play football but didn't have a clue other than that. So I went to college and played football and still don't have a clue. I wanted to stay out of the draft but that plan didn't work well. I was stationed at Fort Lewis, WA and then sent to Vietnam where I had a desk job and hunkered down for 9 months until I could get home. After the Army I went to CS Fullerton, got married, went to UC Davis, got divorced, went to San Diego State, got married, worked at UMass, got divorced, retired, got married.

What's on your "bucket list"?

Road trips down the east and west coasts. Go back to Italy and retake pictures that I lost when my hard drive died. Finish writing that book. Okay, start writing that book.

Favorite place to go?

New England, Italy, Northwest US, Hawaii, Northern California, San Diego, New Zealand, Cape Cod, Florida Keys, Tahiti, Cook Islands, Sedona, actually anywhere because I'm happy wherever I am.

How old do you feel?

Pretty young as long as I'm sitting down and not looking in a mirror.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Garden, write, take pictures, volunteer, read, travel, see my kids, keep track of UMass basketball.

Biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at FUHS?

There are no do-overs. I've lost all hope of changing my past. I have some great memories though. If I had been a bit more mature I would have put more effort into getting to know my classmates. Since my family moved so much I tended not to get too close to people because I knew I'd be leaving soon.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

Rode my bike from San Francisco to Big Sur and back about 15 years ago. Ran several half-marathons. Been married 3 times. Apparently not good at relationships, but willing to try. In a small world story, ran into my ex-brother-in-law while I was visiting my daughter at Oberlin College in Ohio. Jeff is the football coach there (he also went to FJC). When you've been married so many times you're bound to encounter ex-family members occasionally. Had a great visit.

Famous or interesting people you've met?

George McGovern (governor), Richard Neal (Congressman from Massachusetts), Ed Begley Jr. (actor), Carrie Fisher (actor), Al McCoy (voice of the Phoenix Suns), Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo (TV announcers for the Boston Red Sox), Jon Kabat-Zinn (author), Eben Alexander (author), don Miguel Ruiz Jr (author), Michael Beckwith (author), John Bradshaw (author), Will Tuttle (author); seems to be a theme emerging here, especially considering what they wrote.

Posted: Oct 15, 2015 at 7:27 PM
Posted: Oct 15, 2015 at 7:27 PM
Posted: Oct 15, 2015 at 7:27 PM