Monday Morning Memo

June 7, 2021                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ
7:00 AM
Mystery Spot
Do you know where this is in Esperanza Estates?
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No-Host Happy Hour

We had a excellent time at our Memorial Day Happy Hour.  It was wonderful to see one another in person again!  There was lots of food to share...delicious!  Yes, the weather was warm, but with the fans going in the Ramada it was pretty comfortable.

Several folks mentioned that they would like to resume our bi-weekly No-Host Happy Hours this summer.  They most likely would be every other Friday around 4 or 5 pm at the Ramada.  Do you like that idea?  Are you likely to come?  Please let me know your thoughts by sending me an email....Judy Hayes,   
Time to Trim the Tall Palms
From Cyndie Alto
Just a friendly reminder about getting your tall palms trimmed.  The deadline in Esperanza Estates to have your palm trees trimmed is June 30. The dry fronds are a fire hazard during monsoon season, and a spark can catch them on fire in an instant.   Homeowners can hire anyone they desire to do the work.  EE has an agreement with Monstrosity Tree Service, 520-230-7131, for $80/tree which they will honor for everyone in EE. Trees untrimmed by June 30 will be trimmed by the HOA, and homeowners will be billed $90/tree.  Please call Cyndie Alto 509-881-7569 with questions.  Thanks to everyone who has already taken care of their palms!
Be Proactive About Protecting Your Personal Information
Source:  Green Valley Scam Squad, June 2, 2021
Each of us needs to keep our personal information safe. As the number of robocalls increases, suspicious text messages grow and emails from questionable sources appear, we can be proactive in protecting our own personal information.
  • By checking on bank accounts and credit card accounts on a regular basis, discrepancies can be reported immediately.
  • Dispose of receipts or statements by tearing them up or shredding them. Do not dispose of them in a readable form. 
  • Do not share personal data over the phone, online, or via a text message where you have not initiated the contact. Make contacts using phone numbers or email addresses provided by a particular financial institution, business, or government agency.
  • Do not pick up calls from unknown numbers. Use caller ID or an answering machine to screen calls. Picking up the phone enables robocalls, automated phone calls, to potentially increase in number and variety. If you find that a call is questionable, HANG UP immediately.  
  • Be careful opening any suspicious emails and do not click on any links or attachments that could expose your computer to malware. Sometimes friends and family have had their accounts hacked enabling scammers to contact you. Individuals have received emails and phone calls from their own email address or phone number when this has occurred.
  • Be very suspicious of unsolicited contacts from the IRS, Social Security, or Medicare. Confirm any of these contacts by calling known established numbers for each of these agencies.  
Perpetrators may threaten to arrest or prosecute victims unless funds are provided immediately. This may occur if scammers are posing as law enforcement.
  • Avoid using foreign vendors, vendors having post office box addresses, or vendors making unusual phone arrangements. Be wary of tech support offers and never let a caller take control of your computer. Be sure to update your computer anti-virus software. 

The United States Special Committee on Aging is making available a guide for seniors that includes the ten scams most commonly reported by older Americans.

To read the guide, go to:

Additionally, you can contact the committee's fraud hotline at 1-855-303-9470 if you receive a suspicious phone call.

Keeping your personal information protected is so important as scams attacks increase and new scams occur. Follow the steps listed and continue to be aware of the latest scams.

Here are some from neighbor, Al Prato
  • The first five days after a weekend are the hardest.
  • The dinner I cooked for my family was going to be a surprise, but the fire trucks showed up.
  •  I know a farmer with a pig named Shakespeare.  At least that's his pen name.
  • Bigfoot is sometimes confused with Sasquatch, Yeti never complains.
And here's one from neighbor, Bob Fahlberg

Q: What do you call an Irishman that stays in your backyard all summer?
A: Patty O'Furniture
Thanks neighbor Andy Kramek
Source: Bizarre Comedies
Source: Bizarre Comedies

Thanks neighbor Larry Ogren
Source: Unknown
Source:  Unknown
Source: Premium Dad Jokes
Please share your jokes....Judy Hayes at  
Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
The Mystery Spot is at the McCabes' on Ensalmo. Thanks for the photo, Louise!
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