Pits to the chip card readers at most stores. Why do they make that annoying sound when they want you to remove your card from the reader? Sure, it gets your attention, but, after a while, you’re ready to smash the machine and tell it to shut up. I’ve always wanted to rig one of those things with Don Rickles’ voice:  “Hey, ya hockey puck! Take your card out!”

Pits to the Colorado River Indian Tribes for closing Riverview Mobile Home & RV Park. If they’re going to do that, the least they could is offer assistance to the residents to relocate.

Peaches to a great lady, former Parker Mayor Sandra Pierce. She died this week after a long illness. She grew up in Parker, and she devoted much of her life to making this a better place to live. She served on the Parker Town Council, including a stint as Mayor. She later served as La Paz County District 1 Supervisor. She also served on many town advisory committees. In addition, she was a member of Soroptimist International of Parker and the BPO Does. With all she did for the community, she earned the title of “public servant.”

Peaches to the Parker Broncs football team. They’re 6-0 on their 2019 season. I’m not sure how long it’s been since they were 6-0, but I know it’s been a while.

Peaches to the Parker Broncs volleyball team. They’ve defeated Yuma Catholic twice this season, including a sweep. That doesn’t happen too often.

Peaches and big bag of catnip for my favorite Internet cat, “Grandpa” Mason. I understand he was euthanized a couple of weeks ago. Mason was an elderly, sick and battle-scared feral cat who was captured as part of a Trap-Neuter-Release program in 2016. When they learned he had terminal kidney disease, a couple took him into their home so he could live his remaining days in comfort. It was when they brought home some foster kittens that they realized Mason loved kittens and took care of them. He showed these orphaned kittens love, and he taught them important things that only another cat could teach them. That’s how he got the name Grandpa Mason. From what I heard, his kidneys had completely failed, and his owners decided to euthanize him rather than let him suffer. So long, Grandpa Mason, and say hello to all the cats I’ve had in my life for me.

 

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