Peaches & Pits

Peaches to William at Crozz Bonez. He found the missing oil cap on my car when it fell into the recesses of the engine compartment. He got me on the road when I had somewhere I had to be.

Peaches to the volunteers and staff at the Bonnie Baker Senior Center in Big River. They’re doing as much for seniors on the California side of the Colorado River as the Parker Community/Senior Center is doing for seniors on the Arizona side.

Peaches to everyone involved in planning the parade for the Parker High Class of 2020 set for May 21. It won’t be the same as a traditional graduation ceremony, but it will be a memorable one.

Peaches to Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Council Member Tommy Drennan for coming forward and saying he had tested positive for the coronavirus. That took courage and a very strong sense of responsibility. Perhaps he can help people better understand the virus by sharing his experiences.

Peaches to the people at Sonora Quest Labs for the coronavirus “testing blitz” they conducted Saturday, May 9 in Bullhead City. They had it so no one had to get out of their cars. Even with a long line of cars of people waiting to be tested, they kept things moving. I was in and out in less than 20 minutes.

Peaches to the people who explained to me what a “Karen” is. I’d heard that term, but I didn’t know what it meant. Basically, a Karen is a spoiled, entitled middle-aged white woman who wants to see the manager if she doesn’t get what she wants when she wants it. I’ve met a few of those when I was working retail and customer service.

Pits to Karens (no offense to women who are actually named Karen. The women I know named Karen are actually pretty nice).

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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