Monday Morning Memo

November 9, 2020                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ
Mystery Spot in Esperanza Estates
Do you know where this is?
Photo by Hugh Rhine
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Water Aerobics
From Judy Lang
Effective immediately, because of cool morning temperatures, the Water Aerobics Group will be on hiatus until Spring.
Interested in the Arts and Crafts Sale?
Would you like to participate in the Annual Arts and Craft Sale this year?  If so, please come to the Ramada at 9 am, Tuesday, 11/10, to discuss.  Please call either Debbie Ries, 425-530-6384, or Bernie Olson, 920-254-9277 with questions.  
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 social distancing. We look forward to seeing your after our very hot summer.  Call Rod Harp at 520.329.9103 if you have questions.
Book Club
From Linda Sielken
We will be meeting this coming Thursday, November 12, in the Ramada, at 10:00 am to discuss The Salt Path by Raynor Winn.  See you there!
EEHOA Board Meetings....In Ramada or On Zoom?
The next EEHOA Board Meeting is next Monday, November 16.  In preparation for that meeting, the Board is interested to know whether EE residents prefer to continue to have Board meetings via Zoom or to begin holding meetings at the Ramada again.  Please let Doug Syme know your opinion as below: 

Dear Members of EEHOA:
Last Monday you may have seen the request below in the MMM.
I have received a few replies but I would really appreciate some more inputs before sharing the results.  So please feel free to send me an email or call me to express your opinion.
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
Only Onyx Yellow Pickleballs Allowed On EE Pickleball Court
From EEHOA Board
The Esperanza Estates board of directors, acting through its designated representative, has determined that only Onyx yellow pickle balls may be used for play at our pickle ball court.  The use of any other ball make or type is not allowed. This determination has been made in the interest of noise abatement, an important consideration. Onyx yellow balls are available and provided at the court and stored in the ladies restroom. Any questions should be directed to Greg Gramstad, Court Master, either at the court during normal hours of play, or by calling 303-3505.
Swimming Pool
New signs have been posted at the swimming pool stating the long time requirement in Esperanza Estates that showers be taken at the pool facility before entering into the pool or spa. We have had numerous reports of persons entering the pool without having showered there, indicating that they showered elsewhere. This is not allowed. Thanks for your cooperation.
Political Signs
Just a friendly reminder.....if you haven't already done it, please take down your election signs.  They should have been taken down three days after election day (last Friday).  Thanks!
  • Sue Moody
    • We are very sorry to report that Sue Moody, Excelso, passed away this week after a long illness.  Our very sincere condolences to her partner, Becky Williamson, and to their family and friends.  Due to Covid, no services are planned at this time.
  • Willard "Jake" Jacobson
    • Willard "Jake" Jacobson, Excelso, also passed away this week after a lengthy illnesses.  Jake moved to Esperanza Estates earlier this year.  Our very best wishes to his family and friends.  Services are not planned at this time.
Lost and Found
  • Mary Ferland and Tom Buinicky at 1101 Circulo Del Sur report that they have somehow acquired an extra Republic Services trash bin. If you are missing one, it can be found on their front patio at 1101 CĂ­rculo del Sur. 
Welcome to these new neighbors in Esperanza Estates.  We hope you enjoy our wonderful neighborhood!
  • Vivian Vascellaro, 1020 Calle Del Regalo
  • Bill Grantham, 830 Calle Del Regalo
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
Source: Sweet Molasses
Source: The Far Side
Source: Unknown

Coronacoaster (noun):  The ups and downs of a pandemic.  One day you're loving your bubble, doing work outs, baking banana bread and going for long walks and the next you're crying, drinking gin for breakfast, and missing people you don't even like.
Thanks, Neighbor Jim Sollars
So let me get this straight....there's no cure for a virus that can be KILLED with sanitizer and hand soap?
Thanks, Tom Cooke!
A man is driving down the road with twenty penguins in the back seat. The police stop him and say that he can't drive around with the penguins in the car and that he should take them to the zoo. The man agrees and drives off.
The next day, the same man is driving down the road with twenty penguins in the back again. He is stopped by the same police officer who says, "Hey! I thought I told you to take those to the zoo."
The man replies, "I did. Today, I'm taking them to the movies."
Source: Unknown
A duck walks into a bar and asks, "Do you have any grapes?" The bartender says, "No, I am sorry, we have cherries and olives but no grapes." "Oh," says the duck and leaves.
Ten minutes later the duck returns and asks the same bartender, "Do you have any grapes?" "Like I said before, we have cherries and olives, but we don't have grapes!" says the bartender. "Oh," says the duck and leaves.
Ten minutes later the duck returns and again, asks, "Do you have any grapes?" "Look, beak lips," screams the bartender. "We have no grapes! We will never have grapes! And if you ask me again, I am going to nail your web-by little feet to the floor!" "Oh," says the duck and leaves.
Ten minutes later, the door swings open and the duck returns. The bartender is furious. He slams a bottle of beer down on the bar, stares menacingly at the duck and screams, "What?" "Uh . . . uh . . . do you have any . . . nails?" the duck asks. "Nails? Nails? No, we don't have nails," answers the bartender. "Mmmm," says the duck. "So, do you have any grapes?"
Source:  Unknown
I don't always carry all the groceries on one arm, but when I do, my keys are in the wrong pocket.
Source: Be Happy
I feel that Tacos are more important than pumpkin spice....there I said it!
Source: Unknown
Everyone told Sam not to sing.....but Samsung anyway.
Source: Fun Stuff
Please share your jokes....Judy Hayes at  
Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
The Mystery Spot picture could be just about anywhere in Esperanza Estates.  We think this is a Coopers Hawk.
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