Halloween Story in EE

Thanks Cheryl Brownstein-Santiago for the pic

Monday Morning Memo

October 31, 2022

Esperanza Estates

What's Happening in EE This Week?


7:30 am to 11:30 am


Pickleball Courts

Halloween Party

4:30 pm




8:00 am


Whigham Wash Park

Special Event


From Robin Lockwood, Hospitality Committee

Please join your EE neighbors on Monday, Oct. 31 for our first Hospitality Committee sponsored event of the season. 

This is a pot-luck event with no charge, so please bring your favorite appetizer, main dish or dessert.  The Hospitality Committee provides everything else:  Wine, beer, soda, waters, plates, napkins, utensils etc.  

If you feel adventurous, please feel free to wear a costume! There may even be prizes!!!  

Please join us at the Ramada for those complimentary Happy Hour beverages at 4:30, and dinner will be served beginning at 5:00 pm.   

Order forms for EE name badges will be available for those of you who would like to order them. The cost is $6.00 per name tag and cash is preferred by the vendor. 

Neighborhood News

Trash Removal Proposal Ballots

From Ken Lindeman, EE HOA Secretary

Ballots for voting on the Trash Removal Proposal in EE are currently being delivered and mailed.  In order for your vote to be properly counted, please be sure to insert your ballot in the Ballot Envelope and then insert it in the Signature Envelope before returning it.  You have until November 30 to return ballots.  All EE households are encouraged to vote.


From Mary Harp

The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, November 1st at 8:00 a.m. at Whigham Wash Park.  Bring tools for clean up, pruning and weeding at the Park. New gardeners are always welcome.

Should We Have an EE Craft Group?

From Bernie Olson


We are considering whether to resume our weekly EE Craft Group. In the past we've done fun and interesting projects, such as working with mosaics, painting flower pots, and crafting fabric flower pins among others.  We have met at the Ramada once a week, usually at 1 pm on Thursday afternoons. 

As you can imagine, considerable effort goes into planning projects, gathering supplies, etc.  Attendance dropped off last year, possibly from the Covid influence. However this year before starting up, we'd like to get an idea of how many people would like to continue the neighborhood EE Craft Group.

Are you interested in participating in the weekly Craft Group? 

If you are, please call or email Bernie Olson, 920-254-9277,  bernieolson57@gmail.com.  We are always open to suggestions for new projects!

Order Your Esperanza Estates Name Tag

From Debbie Ries and Robin Lockwood

We are again taking orders for Esperanza Estates name tags. These can be worn at Hospitality Events and HOA meetings. It is a great way to learn your neighbors names. Name tags are $6.00 each. Order forms will be available in an envelope on the bulletin board at the Ramada, or you can call Robin Lockwood at 612-618-5582 or Debbie Ries at 425-530-6384, and we can get an order form to you. We will also have them available at the upcoming Hospitality Halloween event on Oct. 31. The vendor who provides these prefers cash, so exact change is nice.

Maintenance of Lamp Posts

From Tom Cook, EE HOA Vice President

All owners are reminded that the CCR‘s of our subdivision require each owner to maintain the lamp post adjacent to their property in working condition. This includes the quad units as well. Winter visitors are reminded that it is not permissible to turn off your electricity when away for the season. The light must be operable all year whether you are in residence or not. As a courtesy, the HOA will supply an LED light bulb on request and install it at no charge. All other maintenance must be provided by the owner, including the requirement that the head is intact and in good condition. 

Owners are further reminded there is only one authorized replacement for the lamphead in the event a change is needed. The HOA has replacement heads on hand and available for its cost. For bulb replacement or information about replacement lamp heads please call Tom Cooke at 520-399-0455.

Coffee and Dessert to Honor Veterans!

From Robin Lockwood

The Hospitality Committee would like to invite our EE Veterans, and anyone who would like to meet them for COFFEE AND DESSERT at the Ramada on Friday, November 11th at 1 pm.  Please join us for this special day and help us honor those who have served.

Emergency Response Forum, GVC

From Hugh Rhine, EE GVC Rep

The Green Valley Council is sponsoring an Emergency Response Forum this week on November 3, at 10 am. The Pima County Sherriff's Department, GV Fire District, GV SAV, CERT, and Pima County Emergency Management will be providing information and resources on community safety in Green Valley. To register for this event, please contact the GVC Office @ 520-648-1936 or send an email to info@gvcouncil.org.

Caring Connections

Welcome New Residents!

We are happy you have chosen Esperanza Estates. This is an outstanding, friendly neighborhood.  We hope you are happy here!

  • Gerald Josephson, Nueva
  • Robert Connelly and Judith Hilmer, Del Norte
  • Earl and Linda Christensen, Circulo Napa

Good To Know

Friday Fraud Facts

Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department

We all like a good deal, which is why online classified sites like Craigslist and Let Go are so popular. However, these sites can also serve as opportunities for criminals. These tips, along with common sense, can help you protect yourself.

  • Deal locally, face-to-face. Follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts.
  • Do not extend payment to anyone you have not met in person.
  • Beware offers involving shipping - deal with locals you can meet in person.
  • Never wire funds (e.g. Western Union) - anyone who asks you to do this is a scammer.
  • Don't accept cashier/certified checks or money orders - banks cash fakes, then hold you responsible.
  • Transactions are between users only, no third party provides a "guarantee".
  • Never give out financial info (bank account, social security, paypal account, etc).
  • Do not rent or purchase sight-unseen—that amazing "deal" may not exist.
  • Refuse background/credit checks until you have met landlord/employer in person.  


STANLEY JORDAN, Guitar Virtuoso

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 7:00 PM MST

Funny Bone

Source: Far Side

Source: Hysterical Society

And...here's a good one from neighbor, Don Hartje...

An old man on a moped, looking about 100 years old, pulls up next to a doctor.

The old man looks over at the sleek shiny car and asks, “What kind of car ya got there, sonny?”

The doctor replies, “A Ferrari GTO. It cost half a million dollars!”

“That’s a lot of money,” says the old man. “Why does it cost so much?”

“Because this car can do up to 250 miles an hour!” states the doctor proudly.

The moped driver asks, “Mind if I take a look inside?”

“No problem,” replies the doctor.

So the old man pokes his head in the window and looks around.

Then, sitting back on his moped, the old man says, “That’s a pretty nice car, all right, but I’ll stick with my moped!”

Just then the light changes, so the doctor decides to show the old man just what his car can do.

He floors it, and within 30 seconds, the speedometer reads 150 mph.

Suddenly, he notices a dot in his rear-view mirror – what it could be…and suddenly…


Something whips by him going much faster!

“What on earth could be going faster than my Ferrari?” the doctor asks himself.

He floors the accelerator and takes the Ferrari up to 175 mph.

Then, up ahead of him, he sees that it’s the old man on the moped!

Amazed that the moped could pass his Ferrari, he gives it more gas and passes the moped at 210 mph.


He’s feeling pretty good until he looks in his mirror and sees the old man gaining on him AGAIN!

Astounded by the speed of his old guy, he floors the gas pedal and takes the Ferrari all the way up to 250 mph.

Not ten seconds later, he sees the moped bearing down on him again!

The Ferrari is flat out, and there’s nothing he can do!

Suddenly, the moped plows into the back of his Ferrari, demolishing the rear end.

The doctor stops and jumps out and, unbelievably, the old man is still alive.

He runs up to the mangled old man and says, “Oh my gosh! Is there anything I can do for you?”

The old man whispers, “Unhook my suspenders from your side mirror.”

Please send your jokes, suggestions, and comments to

Judy Hayes, jkhayes70@gmail.com, 720-201-9260 or

John Nesavich, jnesavich@gmail.com, 303-880-3261

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