Monday Morning Memo

March 8, 2021                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ
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New Park Built at Corner of Holgado and Regalo
Beautiful!  Thanks EE Gardners!
Photo by Hugh Rhine
Name That Cart!!

Remember that our EE Gardeners now have a new used utility cart?  Now the "new to us" cart needs a name.  It's officially a Club Cart 500 Carryall Utility Cart...that's a mouthful!  What shall we call this spiffy new member of the Esperanza Estates neighborhood?  To answer that question, we're having a Name The Cart Contest this week (with a prize!). Here's how it will work....
  1. You submit your idea(s) for a name for the cart by Saturday, March 13Send or call Judy Hayes with your ideas,, 720-201-9260. 
  2. The Gardeners Group will pick the winning cart name (submitters' identities will be kept anonymous until after the selection).  
  3. The submitter of the winning name will be awarded a custom made inlaid cheese cutting board crafted by our resident master woodworker, Terry Shay.
  4. The cart will get its own personal "name tag."
Send your ideas on over!  You just have this week to participate....contest closes on Saturday, March 13.
From Mary Harp
The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, March 9, from 9 until approximately 10:30 am at the Common Space along Esperanza Blvd.  Bring your tools to clean up, transplant and do a little weeding.  Practice COVID protocol. Call Rod Harp at 520.329.9103 if you have any questions.
Book Club
The EE Book Club will meet this Thursday, March 11, at 10 am at the Ramada.  The book this month is Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett, discussion leader Karen O'Brien.  Hope you can join in! Please call Linda Sielken, 908-240-1887 with questions.
Sausage Fest
From Kevin Welsh
The Sausage Fest is Back!  Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 14th.  The Optimists will be grilling their Famous Italian Sausage at the Ramada starting at 4 pm and serving until 100 have been sold.  Cost is $7 for a sausage in a poppy seed bun topped with grilled onions & peppers or sauerkraut and packed in a to-go container with a bag of chips.  Bring your own beverage if you want to eat in the Ramada or take it home.  All profits go to benefit 'Local Kids' here in Green Valley and Sahuarita. 
Food Donation Box at the Ramada
Did you know that EE has a food donation box at the Ramada?  You can drop non-perishable food off at the box anytime.  Sandy and Phil Lavoi take the food to the local food bank.  Thanks for your donations!
EEHOA Board Meeting Next Week
The next EEHOA Board meeting will be Monday March 15, 1 pm, via Zoom.  The instructions for joining the Zoom meeting will be sent out later this week.  All residents are invited to attend.  It's a great place to learn about what's going on in Esperanza Estates.
Second Annual EE Easter Golf Cart Parade
Make a note...our Second Annual Easter Golf Cart/Vehicle of Your Choice Parade will be on Easter Sunday, April 4 at at 12 noon.  Get your buggy and bonnets dressed!
Covid Second Shot in Green Valley
From Green Valley Council, March 2, 2021

People who received their first dose of the Moderna Vaccine in Green Valley are scheduled to receive their second dose the week of March 8, 2021.  If you registered electronically-by email-for your first vaccine, you should have received an email last week prompting you to register for your second shot.  If you haven't received an email or received a call to schedule your second dose, please call 520-848-4903.  If the telephone is busy, please leave a message with your name and phone number, and your call will be returned.
Website Validator Tool
Source: Green Valley Scam Squad, March 2, 2021

Since the pandemic started, people have been doing a lot of online shopping. The question is, do you know how trustworthy a website is? Scam Detector, the largest fraud prevention resource in the world, operated by a team of professionals providing the best safety measures, along with their world-class partners, have been working on creating a powerful website validator tool (VLDTR┬«), which gives a "trust rating" to any website that you want to visit on the Internet.
The VLDTR® Tool Helps:
  • Prevent sharing personal information on fake websites.
  • You learn the Trust Rating before you visit any website.
  • You avoid untrustworthy websites.
  • Users stay safe online.
 The company suggests downloading the Website Validator Tool to your desktop for quick access to the 'trust rating' on any website before surfing. Check it out below, then provide your comments to the company after visiting.  

Open the link below and type in any website domain name (with or without the www) in the search bar.

Be among the first to let Scam Detector know what improvements you think would make this the perfect tool for every web user in the world.
Source: Lynn Miclea Author
Source:  Recipe From Heaven
Source:  Chit Chat

The word "queue" is ironic. 
It's just a "q" with a bunch of silent letters waiting in a line.

Source:  Queen Sheen
Teacher:  Give me a sentence that includes the words:  Defence, Defeat, Detail.
Charlie:  When a horse jumps over defence, defeat go first, and then detail.
Source:  Beatriz Luna
Thanks Neighbor Barb Copeland!
Source:  Unknown

The longer this goes on, the harder it will be to return to a society where pants and bras are required!
Today's Weather?  Room temperature. 
30 Days Hath September, April, June and November.  All the rest have 31 ... except March and April which hath 8000.
Smoking pot and skipping school had me in trouble constantly.  Now weed's legal and schools closed ... damn kids are livin' the dream!

Thanks Neighbor Al Prato!
Please share your jokes....Judy Hayes at  
Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
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