Peaches & Pits

Peaches to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, open again and serving hot meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. These meals are served in take-out containers served to you in your vehicle.

A big thank you to St. Vincent’s President, Jennifer Wilkinson, and the members and volunteers who give of themselves and their precious time to help our community.

The St. Vincent food boxes are given out every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

If you need a meal delivered to your home because you are unable to leave your home, please call 928-669-2523 for assistance.

J. Castillo, a Vincentian

Peaches to the staff and volunteers at the Parker Community/Senior Center. They are making sure our seniors don’t go hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.

Peaches to two Town of Parker employees:  Steve Ziegler, who was promoted to Public Works Director, and Tracy McConnell, who was promoted to Library Director. The town is in good hands.

I’d give pits to all the parking lots in town that need resurfacing, but they already have pits, and potholes, too.

Pits to another week without baseball.

Peaches to re-opening the state. It’s time we got back to business with the economy. Gov. Doug Ducey said he wants the state to come back stronger than it was before the ‘stay-at-home’ orders. If we do this right, Arizona’s economy will be stronger than ever.

Peaches to the return of baseball, whenever that may be. I sure hope the D-Backs come back stronger than ever. I want to see what Madison Bumgarner, Cole Kalhoun and Starling Marte can do at Chase Field.

Peaches to fun YouTube videos. They’re just the diversion needed for these times. One of my most recent favorites is a video of the song “Big Rock Candy Mountain” featuring Lionel toy trains. In addition to trains, it features many Lionel “operating accessories.” I also heard this corny joke:


Q. What did the Butterfinger bar say to the Clark bar?


 A. You’re so sweet!


On second thought, maybe that joke deserves a pit.

Speaking of videos, peaches to my favorite Internet cat, Grandpa Mason. This sick, old, tough, broken down feral cat proved to be a softie when it came to kittens. He loved them and cared for them, teaching them all his Grandpa wisdom on how to be cats. Taking care of them gave him a new lease on life. Sadly, he was euthanized some months ago as his kidneys gave out. However, his legacy of caring for kittens lives on.

We want to know:  Who do you think deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your thoughts to the Parker Pioneer at P.O. Box 3365 or by e-mail to We won’t print your name if you ask us not to, but we do need your name on submissions.


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