Peaches & Pits

Peaches to everyone who’s pulling together to cope with the coronavirus. It’s causing inconvenience, but that’s okay. We can put up with some inconvenience if it stops that nasty little bug. We can beat it if we work together.

Peaches to the Arizona Diamondbacks and other sports franchises for making sure their game day staff and employees get paid during the recent sports shutdowns. It’s easy to take such staff for granted. However, they’re the people from the organization who have the most direct contact with the fans. They are the ones who make the experience great for everyone.

Pits to partisanship over the coronavirus. If all the political B.S. over the coronavirus were gold, we could pay off the National Debt.

Peaches to the schools for doing what they can to keep children educated and fed during these times.

Pits to hoarders. I can see how they might need to start delivering toilet paper by armored trucks.

Peaches to all the young people who raised livestock to show at the County Fair. You’ve learned a lot about responsibility and hard work, and how it pays off in the end. That’s an important part of growing up.


Peaches and Pits to cancelling community events. We all know about the concerns over the coronavirus, and we understand the need to curtail these events. Still, they are an important part of what brings us together as a community. Having fun together and just being together are important to helping people get along and see their common interests. Oh, well. I guess we all have to make some sacrifices.

Peaches to our high school seniors. I sincerely hope the spring athletic seasons can be resumed, as this is the last hurrah for our student-athletes who are seniors. I also hope you can get the graduation ceremony worthy of the work you’ve done for the last 12 years.

We want to know: who do you think deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your ideas to the Parker Pioneer, P.O. Box 3365, Parker, AZ 85344. You can also send them to We won’t print your name if you ask us not to, but we do need your name on any submissions.


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