Peaches & Pits

Pits to the heat. Do I really need to explain why?

Peaches to all first responders, like police officers and firefighters, who work outdoors in this heat to keep us all safe. I can’t imagine what it must be like to wear heavy firefighting gear when it’s above 110 to 120 degrees outside. I can only respect those who do it.

Peaches to the Arizona & California Railroad for getting that derailment in Big River cleared up so quickly. It wasn’t quite as bad as their bridge catching fire last summer, but they showed they are on the ball and will do what they need to do to keep their railroad running.

Peaches to all the students, parents, teachers and administrators in our schools. This school year is going to be rough, with a lot of unknowns to be encountered. They will need the support of all of us.

Peaches to the American electoral process. It’s worked for more than 230 years. It worked even in the Civil War, when Americans were killing each other in great numbers. I hope that it works this time, and we never become a nation where matters are settled with bullets, not ballots.

Peaches to dogs, cats and all other pets out there. Somehow, they put up with us.


Peaches to whoever put that face mask on the alien rock on Parker Dam Road. Someone has a great sense of humor!

Peaches to You Tube for having dance videos featuring the Nicholas Brothers, Fayard and Harold. Just to give you some idea of how good these guys were, Fred Astaire said he learned many of his moves from working out with them. Catch them dancing to Cab Calloway’s “Jumpin’ Jive” from the 1943 movie, “Stormy Weather.” You will be blown away.


Pits to all the infectious disease experts on Facebook. I never knew there were so many virologists and epidemiologists online! And the fascinating and informative discussions they have with others. Who would’ve guessed that Facebook was such a treasure trove of information? Of course, it’s next to impossible to tell what’s true and what’s not, but who cares? Information is information!

Who deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your ideas to the Parker Pioneer by e-mail at or by mail to Parker Pioneer, P.O. Box 3365, Parker, Ariz. 85344. We'll need your name on your submissions, but we won't print it if you ask us not to.


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