Monday Morning Memo

December 7, 2020                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ
Turkey Trot Parade
Pictures and Collage by Hugh Rhine
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
8:00-10:00 AM
From Mary Harp
The Gardeners' Group will meet on Tuesday, December 8 at 9:00 a.m. along common area on Esperanza. There are parking spaces farther east from Portillo on Esperanza.   We'll do some general clean up,  trimming  and pruning, bring tools you might want to use.  Follow safe Covid protocol.  Call Rod Harp at 520.329.9103 if you have questions. 
Book Club
From Linda Sielken
The Book Club will meet this week, Thursday, December 10, at 11 am, at the Ramada.  The book this week is Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig, discussion leader Mary Grgich.  Please note - we will be meeting at 11:00. Bring a wrapped book for a surprise gift exchange and bring your own lunch for a small Christmas celebration. 
Christmas Gratuity for Our Landscape Crew
From Cyndie Alto
'Tis the season for giving. With that said, I would like everyone to go outside look around your property in Esparanza Estates.  Look at the trees, the palms, the arroyos, the EE trails, the parks and all the alleyways that make up our Esparanza Estates.  There are 20+ acres that need to be tended to, to be weeded, raked, trimmed, dug out and hauled away to keep Esparanza Estates looking as presentable and it does.  

In order to do this we rely on Points West employees of Pedro and Jesus as well as the Gardner's volunteers. I have been working with them since I started the Common Area Maintence position last fall.  Jesus or Chewy has been taking care of our properties almost 9 years and Pedro started last Fall.  They are both very conscientious, gracious, dependable, hard working and really take pride in working for Esparanza Estates.  

So, I am taking up a Christmas donation for their hard work for us throughout the year.  If you would like to donate please contact me or drop your donation by our home before December 15th.  Call Cyndie Alto 509-881-7569 or visit us at 184 S Camino Holgado.  

Thank you all in advance for your generosity for our landscape crew.
Get Your Hat Ready for the Jingle Bells Christmas Golf Cart Parade!
Got a Christmas hat?  Got a hat you can fix up for Christmas?  We are donning our Christmas hats for the Jingle Bells Parade on Dec 17....both Watchers and Paraders.  Paraders are decorating their vehicles too, if they want to.  
The First Annual Esperanza Estates Jingle Bells Christmas Golf Cart Parade will be Thursday, December 17, at 11 am, paraders gather at Flag Park at 10:45.  Everyone is welcome, even if you don't do the hat thing.  Mark your calendars and come join in the fun!
Valley Verde Rotary Club Suspends Meetings
From Tom Cooke
The Valley Verde Rotary Club has been meeting Thursday mornings at our Ramada.  Because of the increased prevalence of Covid-19 in our community, they have suspended in-person meetings until further notice.
As you all know, Covid-19 is spiking all around us again, and along with that, supplies (like toilet paper) are frequently scarce in the stores.  If you need assistance obtaining supplies, please call Judy Hayes, 720-201-9260. Our neighbors are ready to help with shopping and providing assistance.  Please don't hesitate to call.

Caring Connections is a way to share information about EE neighbors who may be experiencing a health crisis or need a little pick me up so neighbors can reach out t provide assistance.  If you know of a situation, please call Judy Hayes, 720-201-9260, or email


Due to my isolation I finished three books yesterday, and believe me, that's a lot of coloring!
Source:  Grandma Funnies
Senior Moments Wit and Wisdom....
--Incontinence Hotline:  "Can you hold please?"
--Why has everyone one started mumbling?
--Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
--Youth passes by, but with luck immaturity can last a lifetime!
--If you think pushing 60 is hard, wait till you start dragging it.
--Age brings wisdom...or age shows up just never know.
Thanks EE Neighbor Terry Shay!
Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder. Somehow I feel better, even though I have it!! Recently, I was diagnosed with Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder  (A.A.A.D.D).
This is how it manifests:
This morning I decide my plants needed watering.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and see it badly needs washing.
As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier. So I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full. So, I put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first..
But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my check book off the table and see that there is only one check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking. I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
I notice that the Coke is getting warm, and so I get up to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye -- they need water too. I put the Coke on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.
I think I'd better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers. So I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote!
Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I I'll put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill. Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
-- the car isn't washed,
-- the bills aren't paid,
-- there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter,
-- the flowers don't have enough water,
-- there is still only 1 check in my check book,
-- I can't find the remote,
-- I can't find my glasses,
-- and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day, and I'm really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail....
Do me a favor. Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember who the hell I've sent it to.
Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!
Thanks EE Neighbor Andy Kramek!
Please share your jokes....Judy Hayes at  
Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
Watch for the Mystery Spot next week!
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