Hope Peyton wright

Profile Updated: July 2, 2009
Hope Peyton
Residing In: pasadena, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: john wright
Occupation: police service representative-LAPD
Children: daughter dominique morgan 10 and son london jamal 6
Yes! Attending Reunion
What have you been up to since you graduated?

I graduated from Howard University . Stayed a while and enjoyed the east coast. I 've worked as manager, supervisor , musuem educator and office manager . Now I am 911 operator for LAPD and raising my family in Pasadena, which has changed but stayed the same .

Where else have you lived?

I lived in washington dc for seven years. I returned to pasadena in 1996.

How often do you get back home to "Dena"?

everyday

Do you still see/talk to any of our classmates? Who?

I talk to nedra graham,angelique giron,tara vance . I see mahidi and maisha parnell at work. Steve Kalendarian's son and my daughter have been classmates since preschool.

What did you always want to do that you still haven't done yet?

I still want to go to Spain and Italy, and to Egypt. I think I just want to travel more than anything an perhaps work for myself. Still searching for my passion. It changes weekly-waiting for my aha moment.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spare time - mani/pedi's movies, lunch with friends, reading, baking . Take a long hot bath with nice music and candles but with kids that is not possible.

Do you have any Grand Kids?

no

Do you travel much? Where have you been?

I 've been to most of the cities on the east coast, boston, new haven,ct, new york,philadelphia, baltimore , lexington kentucky. Also to san fran and san diego. Went to Solvang for winery trip.

How old do you feel?

I dont feel 38, I am in denial

Do you have any grey hair yet?

got my first one in college.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I am fanatic Lakers fan. I shaved my head on purspose once- (so liberating!!)
I have never seen Star Wars! Just recently saw the Episode 1 -3 with my son. My husband said that is cheating, oh well

What nicknames did you have at JMHS?

hopeless, hopeful, hopey,hoppy, cuz she got high hopes,etc....

What are your memories of high school (i.e. secret crush, embarrassing moment, funniest thing you did in high school, favorite high school hang out, favorite teachers)?

Memories of Muir- the salad bowl, pep rallies , turkey tussles, tall flags, mr zweers ics theatre, mr. barnes colorful classroom, mr. stellern's tan football games, taco burritos & yummy chocolate chips cookies.

What are your favorite things? (Drinks, Food, Movies, Books, Music, Sports, etc?

Drinks-Mojito, Amaretto Sours, Ice tea

Foods- Thai, Mexican, Avocadoes,

Books,All anything by my Howard alumni Toni Morrison, Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier, and Dreams of My Father by our Commander in Chief
Music- it varies from Jazz(Cassandra Wilson, John Coltrane, Miles Davis,Blues Etta James, Prince and the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Sade, Musicsoulchild, Tracy Chapman, IndiaArie.Seal, Janet Jackson, Nina Simone,
Sports- Lakers, St louis Rams(come back to LA!!)
Movies- When Harry Met Sally,Sparkle, Claudine, Pirates of the Carribeans series.,Bridges of Madison County, The Color Purple, Tears of Endearment

Who are some famous / interesting people you have met?

I sold a manicure set to then First Lady Hillary Clinton and Chelsea while in college. Also famous customers I met where Jimmy Buffet,Q tip from tribe called quest, Nikki Giovanni and Kim Basinger, CC Pounder, Veronica Cartwright (the pastor wife in Witches of Eastwick).Alonzo Mourning, Sonia Sanchez and Anthony Anderson, Marlin Matlin

Any words of wisdom?

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

How did you hear about this website?

mahidi parnell

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