EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

 September 1, 2014        Esperanza Estates        Green Valley, AZ

Five Interesting Facts About Labor Day
1. The first U.S. observance of Labor Day came in the form of a parade sponsored by the Central Labor Union when, on September 5, 1882, ten thousand workers paraded through New York City. 
2. What spurred the parade? The 12 hour work week that was the norm in the late 18th century. The first Labor Day rally was held in order to gain support for the 8 hour workday. 
3. The very first Waffle House opened it's doors to the public, in Avondale Estates, Georgia, on Labor Day 1955.
4. Labor Day used to be the unofficial "pack up the whites" day. It was often considered a fashion faux pas, to wear white clothes and shoes post-Labor Day. 
5. Generally, the NFL plays its first official season game the Thursday after Labor Day.

Drowning in paper you've been saving for years?  Bring it to the shred-a-thon on Saturday, Sept. 6, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, south parking area, 505 N. La Canada Drive. The event is sponsored by the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Shred-It and GV SAV. You are limited to 5 standard size 12" x 15" boxes or equivalent.  There's drive-thru service. The staff will take your documents, then return your box.  Documents will be securely shredded on site before you leave.  If you have any questions, you can call the SAV office at 351-6744.

Bonus for Book Lovers
For all the readers in EE who have wanted to join a neighborhood book group but have schedule conflicts with the current group's 3rd Thursday afternoon time slot, a second group will be starting this fall. It will meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m.  Voracious readers may want to attend both groups.
Our first meeting will be October 7th @ 11:00 a.m. at the Ramada and the book will be Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.
At our first gathering, the group will also discuss future titles and other possibilities, such as staying after the discussion for lunch and socializing, the possibility of meeting year-round for those here, and the various ways discussions could be managed.
If you think you'd like to give it a try, please email Cindy Krantz at and share your thoughts and book suggestions. If you will not be returning until after the October meeting, check the MMM for future book selections and we will welcome you when you do return to Green Valley.

Monsoon Report for August
For those of you who are away from Green Valley and wondering how the monsoon rainfall is doing, here's the report for August: 2.29 inches (a lot less than the July total of 4.12 and somewhat less than the 2.36 in 2013). Normal for August is 2.95.

OLLI OLLI Oxen Free!!
OLLI-UA (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute-University of Arizona) isn't quite free, but for $95 for the fall semester, you can take all the classes that will fit into your schedule. Subjects include-but are not limited to--music, philosophy, current events, and history. With a campus right here in Green Valley, what could be better for a lifelong learner? Classes begin September 29 and run through November 21. Enrollment at the Joyner-Green Valley Library begins at noon, Tuesday, September 2.  Catalogs and registration packets will be available at the library through September 5. Want a peek at the offerings before then? Check it out at

You might even find a class to delve into the origins of "Olley Olley Oxen Free?  Is it the German "Alle, alle auch sind frei," "All ye, all ye outs in free" or perhaps "Olly, Olly!  Oxen free"?

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