Monday Morning Memo

November 2, 2020                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ
Mystery Spot in Esperanza Estates
Bet you know where this is!
Photo by Hugh Rhine
(Do you have a picture for Mystery Spot?  Would love to see it. Send it to
8:30 AM
8:00-10:00 AM
Future Board Meetings.....In Person or Zoom?
From Doug Syme

Dear Members of EEHOA:

The Board of Directors have been meeting using the on-line Zoom platform for some months.  This has not only been most useful in the context of the COVID-19 virus but has also allowed Board members who are not in Green Valley to participate fully in the meetings.

Going forward, we would like to get your preference for Zoom meetings or In-person meetings at the Ramada (suitably distanced while COVID-19 is still a concern).

Please email me at with your preference for

a) Zoom
b) In-person
c) Either

Thank you in advance,

Doug Syme

P.S. If you wish to call me my number is 610 724-5361
EE Gardeners
From Mary Harp
The Gardeners' Group will have a planning meeting at the Ramada on
Tuesday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m.  We will wear masks and practice socially distancing. We look forward to seeing your after our very hot summer.  Call Rod Harp at 520.329.9103 if you have questions.
Sunset Park Fountain
From Tom Cooke
The Sunset Park fountain has had a new water timer installed to replace the old one, which finally wore out. Kudos to Mary Grgich, who keeps the fountain water clear and clean by periodic placement of a chlorine tab.
Annual Craft Sale
From Robin Lockwood
There have been a few inquiries about whether the Annual EE Craft Sale will be held this year, which is normally held the first Saturday in December.  At this point, during this year of COVID, last year's organizer, Robin Lockwood, has declined organizing a large event at the Ramada. If anyone else wants to jump on board and organize something that meets health and safety criteria for the state and for the Ramada, or to plan an alternate option, please feel free to volunteer.  Please contact Robin for information and last year's participant list at, or at 612-618-5582.  Stay safe and keep on crafting.
Correction About Street Lamp Bulbs
We had an error in last week's MMM about our street lamp bulbs. The only lightbulb allowed for use is a 60 watt CFL type (compact fluorescent), not CFS type. The HOA will supply the bulbs free of charge.  Should your bulb need replacement, or if you observe a neighbors street lamp not working, please call 399-0455.
Harvey Dailey
We are very sad to report that Harvey Dailey, Calle Excelso, passed away on October 22 at the age of 94. He moved to Esperanza Estates in 2013 to be near his daughter, Donna, and son-in-law Mike Gerrard. He greatly enjoyed the sunshine, the birds and his neighbors, and he was loved by everyone he met. Services will be held in his home state of Iowa. Our sincere condolences to Harvey's family and friends.    

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 to provide assistance.  If you know of a situation, please call Judy Hayes, 720-201-9260, or email
Pima County Voting Information
Curbside ballot drop off is currently available at The Good Shepherd Church,
17750 S. La Canada.  Emergency Voting will be available at this location on Monday, 11/2 (8 am - 5 pm) and Tuesday, 11/3 (6 am - 7 pm).  Click here to find your Precinct/District for voting on Election Day.  You can check the status of your Ballot By Mail at this link on the Pima County Recorder website.
Assistance Available for Voters Unable to Enter Polling Places
Elections workers will be able to assist voters who are unable to enter polling places as result of disability or illness, including COVID-19, by extending the opportunity to vote from their cars. For this option, poll workers wearing masks and gloves will come to the parking lots every 15 minutes to assist any voter who is unable to enter the polling place and retrieve a voted early ballot or administer curbside voting in the voter's car.  As part of Pima County's ongoing effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of the public, voters are asked to wear masks when they go to vote at the polls on Election Day. Social distancing measures will be in place at polling places as well.  All polling places will be cleaned and sanitized prior to opening on Election Day and will be sanitized throughout the day. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available for the public at polling places.  Click here for more information.

"Start everyday with a smile, and get it over with." (W.C. Fields)

Twelve Rules For Seniors
Thanks Neighbor, Barb Copeland

#1 - Talk to yourself. There are times you need expert advice.
#2 - "In Style" are the clothes that still fit.
#3 - You don't need anger management. You need people to stop pissing you off.
#4 - Your people skills are just fine. It's your tolerance for idiots that needs work.
#5 - The biggest lie you tell yourself is, "I don't need to write that down. I'll
remember it."
#6 - "On time" is when you get there.
#7 - Even duct tape can't fix stupid - but it sure does muffle the sound.
#8 - It would be wonderful if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes,
then come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller.
#9 - Lately, you've noticed people your age are so much older than you.
#10 - Growing old should have taken longer.
#11 - Aging has slowed you down, but it hasn't shut you up.
#12 - You still haven't learned to act your age, and hope you never will.
And one more:
"One for the road" means peeing before you leave the house.
I lost my job at the bank on my first day. A woman asked me to check her balance, so I pushed her over.
Source:  Humor Train
I tried out to be a bellydancer.......They said I was overqualified.
Source:  Humor Train
Exercise should be more like Trick or Treating:
Walk 20 feet, get a piece of candy...walk 30 feet, get a piece of candy....walk 25 feet, get another piece of candy.
Source:  Belly Full
Calm down!  Walmart is just asking you to wear a mask.  You can still wear your pajamas and leave your bras and teeth at home.
Source:  Unknown
Please share your jokes....Judy Hayes at  
Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
The Mystery Spot picture is EE's beautiful Pickleball Courts on Del Sur.
Quick Links... 

The MMM, published weekly and sent to Esperanza Estates residents, is the Newsletter referred to in the EE HOA Bylaws for providing official notice of Board actions to homeowners.  Back issues are available on the EE website. Clicking the 'SafeUnsubscribe' link below will remove your email address from future mailings.