Peaches & Pits

Peaches to all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We may not have the big celebrations on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, but that doesn’t mean we’re not grateful for your service. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.

Peaches to all the winners in the 2020 general election. We wish you the best in your time in office. We hope it is successful, because that means our nation, state and community will be successful.

Peaches to all the candidates who ran for public office. We appreciate your desire to serve the people. Our republic wouldn’t survive without people willing to become elected officials.

Pits to all the people on the left and on the right who approach the results of the election with the maturity of spoiled, entitled brats.

Pits to the “activists” I see who defend criminal behavior like looting. I’ll bet they wouldn’t be defending looting if their cars or homes were broken into. They might even (gasp!) call the police!

Which reminds me . . .

Peaches to all first responders. You go in when others are trying to get out. You see things most people would never want to see. You do it because you care. Thanks for caring.

Peaches to the Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce & Tourism for the Chili Cook-off. It was a lot of fun, even with social distancing.

Peaches to the Parker Broncs football team. With their emphatic 62-12 win over Glendale Prep Friday, Nov. 6, they demonstrated clearly who has the best team in the 2A Agua Fria region.

Pits to the Arizona Interscholastic Association for their names for the 2A football regions. Agua Fria? Seriously? Whatever happened to names like “East,” “West,” or “Metro?” I guess they wanted to be different.

Peaches to perhaps the most memorable television show with a Thanksgiving theme. It was the episode of WKRP in Cincinnati where they had their infamous Thanksgiving promotion. All you need to know to understand what happened in this episode can be found in the final line:  “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!”

Who do you think deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your ideas, in 40 words or less, to the Parker Pioneer at or mail them to Parker Pioneer, P.O. Box 3365, Parker, Ariz. 85344.


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