Peaches & Pits

Pits to Buckskin Mountain and River Island State Parks for not allowing day use while continuing to allow boat launching. More pits for not adequately telling the public about these new developments.

Pits to whoever moved that big rock between the Kofa Laundromat and the apartments. Thanks to you, I now have to do some fancy maneuvering to get my car in and out of the parking space in front of my apartment. I know it couldn’t have been easy to move it. I hope you’re proud of yourself.

Peaches to the return of baseball! There will be a 2020 season after all! Yaaaaaay!

Pits to the return of baseball. Those idiots finally stopped bickering and agreed on a 2020 season. Z-z-z-z.

Peaches to air conditioning! I can’t imagine what life in this area was like before it was invented. You just coped with the heat, though I don’t think anyone ever gets used to it.

Peaches to La Paz Regional Hospital for having same-day results with coronavirus tests. No one wants to wait a week in quarantine for the results.


Pits to all the conflicting information on social media about the coronavirus. I had no idea there were so many virologists on Facebook. It seems everyone is an expert, and they’re convinced they are 100 percent right, and you’re a weenie and a rotten person if you don’t agree with them. There’s nothing like social media to show how obnoxious people can be.

Pits to everyone who refuses to do the things necessary to slow the spread of the pandemic. This starts with the current occupant of the White House on down.


Peaches to all our pets who have put up with us and kept us happy and entertained during the ‘stay-at-home’ orders.

Peaches to the Animal Relief Fund and all they do for the cats and dogs at the animal shelter.


Peaches to all area non-profits, like the food banks, PAACE, the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Colorado River Regional Crisis Services, and all the others for everything they do for the community.

Pits to the cancellation of this year’s Tube Float, but peaches to those who had the foresight and guts to make the call early enough for people to make other arrangements.

Pits to this heat without a cloud in the sky. We need some rain!

Who do you think deserved a peach? How about a pit? Let us know what you think. You can send your ideas, in preferably 40 words or less, the Peaches & Pits at You can also send them to Parker Pioneer, P.O. Box 3365, Parker, Ariz. 85344. We won’t publish your name if you ask us not to, but we do need your name with your submissions.


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