Single peach and pits

Peaches to old-time comedians. I find videos of Jack Benny, Laurel & Hardy, the Three Stooges, and Ernie Kovacs on You Tube far more entertaining and funny than today’s comedians.

Peaches to First Things First and all they do to help young children in our area. If these little ones get a good start in life, they’ll do much better as they get older.

Peaches to everyone who’s done their part to bring the coronavirus under control. We beat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in World War II, and we put a man on the moon. If everyone does their part, we can best this nasty little bug.

Peaches to the Centers for Disease Control and the Food & Drug Administration for putting a “pause” on the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. There have been only a handful of blood clot cases, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Pits to Southern California for taking more water from the Colorado River and Lake Havasu. We live in a desert, and so do you. We need our water, and you need to learn to control your water use.

Peaches to the Arizona Diamondbacks. They’ve been hitting the ball pretty hard lately. It looks like Eduardo Escobar, Carson Kelly and Ketel Marte are trying to make up for their poor showings in 2020. Kole Calhoun has come back from surgery and it looks like he’s picked up from where he left off last year.

Pits to two D-Backs’ pitchers, Madison Bumgarner (1-2, 8.68) and Merrill Kelly (1-2, 8.44). ‘Nuf said about those two. At least Luke Weaver looks better this year. He’s 1-1, 3.78. Zac Gallen is 0-0, 2.25.

Peaches to seeing flowers in bloom. There’s nothing quite like the desert in springtime.

Who do you think deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your ideas, in 40 words or less to the Parker Pioneer at ppioneer@havasunews.com. You can also send them by mail to Parker Pioneer, P.O. Box 3365, Parker, Ariz. 85344.

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