June 2018 Newsletter

A Quality Community Doesn’t Just Happen
In our highly competitive world, every business tries to attract and retain customers by offering more or better services than the business down the street.  As consumers, we all appreciate those businesses that really do provide outstanding services or better products.  We might also admit they are becoming harder and harder to find!  The goal of providing our residents with a consistently high quality community is why we do annual inspections in Johanna Woods.  There are communities all over the state where a manufactured home can be placed.  There are some communities where the monthly rent is less than in Johanna Woods.  But, have you driven through any of those communities lately?  Unfortunately, “quality” and “high standards” might not be the first words that come to mind where most of them are concerned.  It’s a sad reality that without constant oversight and adherence to “higher standards”, manufactured home communities can quickly turn into “trailer parks”.  So, before you grumble about your inspection, think about this:  you could be living in a community where there are no standards.  Or, where there “used to be” standards, but now the most pressing goal is reducing the number of empty lots, so anything goes.  Being a quality community takes commitment from the owners, consistency from management and the concerted effort of every resident.  If these things are present, the result will be a community that people are not ashamed to live in.  It will also be true that when someone in the Tulsa area walks into any home center looking for a quality manufactured home community to live in, they will hear “Johanna Woods” every time!  We truly appreciate all our residents!  You are a vital part of the “quality community” equation!

Kudoos Dads and Congratulations Grads!
The month of June is when we honor dads and recognize our graduates.  Dads play an incredibly important role in our society. They lend stability to the home through their strength and provide an example for their children by how they conduct themselves on a daily basis.  Thanks dad for all you do!  If you are graduating from anything – kindergarten to college – we want to congratulate you on your hard work and achievement.  We hope everyone who falls into one of these categories enjoys an awesome day of celebration/recognition.

New Neighbor News 
Welcome to Marlee Olivia!  Congrats to mom, and grandma and grandpa!

Neighbor News
Paul and Shirley Brown are enjoying free rent this month as a referral thanks!

Sad Neighbor News
Neighbor Bill Tinsley kept his final appointment in May.  Our prayers continue for Faith.

Our American Heritage 
-June History-

-June 18, 1812, after much debate, the U.S. Senate voted 19 to 13 in favor of a declaration of war against Great Britain.  This was due to Britain’s violation of America’s rights on the high seas and incitement of Indian warfare on the Western frontier.
– The siege of the Confederate City of Vicksburg began on June 28, 1862 and lasted over a year.
-The signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28th, 1919 formally ended World War I.
– In the early morning of June 6, 1944, D-Day, the largest amphibious landing in history began as Allied forces landed in Normandy on the northern coast of France.  Operation Overlord took months of planning and involved 1,527,000 soldiers in 47 Allied divisions along with 4, 400 ships, landing craft and 11,000 aircraft.  The German army had about 60 divisions spread along France and Low Countries.  American forces landed on two western beaches, Utah and Omaha, while British and Canadian troops landed farther east on Gold, Juno and Sword beaches.  By the end of the day 150,000 Allied soldiers and their accompanying vehicles had landed and 15,000 had been killed or wounded.

Cook’s Corner  –  “Summer Side Dishes”

Easy Pea Salad
2 pkgs (16 ounce) frozen peas, thawed slightly
2.8 ounce pkg real bacon pieces
1 cup diced sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
2 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Add the first four ingredients to a large bowl and combine.  In a separate bowl, mix the Miracle Whip, milk and sugar together to make a creamy dressing.  Add the dressing to the peas mix in the large bowl and gently stir to combine.  Add salt and pepper to taste, then cover and chill for at least an hour before serving.  Makes a perfect side dish for picnics, potlucks or outdoor grilling!

Lawn Care Basics
Wow!  From dry and brown to lush and green in just a few weeks!  We all appreciate how lovely everything looks, but, it’s probably fair to say that it would be awesome if so much effort wasn’t required to keep everything neat and tidy during the summer.  Sadly, the grass just doesn’t know when it’s the right height and the weeds always grow faster than anything else in the yard.  Proper lawn care in Johanna Woods is mowing AND trimming around homes, buildings, concrete surfaces and anything else in the yard.  If it isn’t trimmed, it isn’t done!

Community Calendar
June 1st—Rent is Due.
June 6th– Unpaid rent is late and subject to a $25.00 late fee.
June 14th—Flag Day! If you have a flag, plan to display it today!
June 17th—Father’s Day!