Monday Morning Memo

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Esperanza Estates

Green Valley, Az.

September 7

Good Morning:

Happy Labor Day!

This coming Friday is September 11.  In connection therewith, the following email was received:

On Friday, September 11th, 2009, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States.  Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this eighth anniversary of one of our country's worst tragedies.  We do this to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.

In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism.  Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared.  Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity.  Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds.


A fun thing has been added to the EE website by Craig Surprise, our web-master, in the form of a slide show of various scenes around Esperanza Estates.  Go to the website at and scroll down to the bottom of the home page and you will see it.  Check it out, as it is really a nice feature, showing many pictures of interest, a lot of which you may recognize.  Many thanks to Craig for setting this up for us to enjoy.

Craig also now invites EE residents to submit photos for publication on the site. If you have such photos, please submit to and they will be used if suitable.  The webmaster has suggested guidelines as follows: places, things, views, action shots, and assemblies of a number of people (vs. individual identifiable people).  Send in what you have and enjoy your 15 minutes of fame.  All photos will be attributed to the submitter.  In the future, it may be possible to set up the site so that photos can be submitted directly without going through the webmaster.  Stay tuned.  Our webmaster continues to work on upgrading and fine-tuning our website, when it is the finest in Green Valley now.  It is a source of great pride to all of us, and will only continue to get better.


There are two ongoing drives in EE which never end--being the collection of aluminum cans for the Indian School, and of can snap tops for the Ronald McDonald House in Tucson.  There is a can collection container at the Ramada, white in color and plainly marked, and a green can which sits on the counter near the sink, also marked for snap tops. Please contribute your cans and tops for these worthwhile causes.

The solar light batteries in the pool enclosure have been replaced, as many of them had gone bad. All are now working satisfactorily. Two solar lights have been placed in Sunset Park, to add a bit to the ambiance there. Bruce Liljegren has recently fixed up the fountain in the Park so the water flows evenly now, and it looks much better.

The following was just received from our Green Valley Food Bank.
Please help if you can.

Green Valley Community Food Bank

250 E. Continental Road, #101


September 2009


· Cereal

· Tomato Products – Canned, Paste, Sauce

· Dry Pinto Beans

· Peanut Butter

Personal Care Items are Always Welcome!

Toilet Tissue

Bar Soap, Feminine Hygiene Products, Shampoo

Baby Food, Infant Diapers Sizes 4 & 5

Powdered Laundry Soap, Paper Products

Grocery Store Gift Certificates

Please, no pre-opened items

Thanks for helping us help those in need.


We have just learned of the death of Marge Crawford, Clay Crawford’s widow, in Boise, Idaho.  Condolences to Marge’s family, and many friends in EE.  Marge’s stepdaughter, Carol Richmond, resides at 9255 SW Arrowwood Drive, Beaverton, Oregon, 97005-3505 and would forward any cards to the immediate family.  We have not been able to develop a Boise address as of this time.

Have a good week. Hope you are having an enjoyable Labor Day weekend.

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