Peaches & Pits

Peaches to the fly that landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head during the Vice Presidential debate. It was the most memorable moment of the debate.

Peaches to everyone who’s running for elected office. It takes a special kind of person to serve in public office. Everyone expects you to meet their standard of perfection from Day One and then improve.

Peaches to all the great ballplayers who have died this year:  Al Kaline, Tom Seaver, Don Larsen, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson and now Whitey Ford.

Peaches to the great musicians we’ve lost this year, including Mac Davis, Helen Reddy and Eddie Van Halen.

Peaches to Best in the Desert Racing Association for bringing back the BlueWater Desert Challenge. It was a great event before, and I know it will be a great event again.

Peaches to the schools that are making hybrid education work. We’re going to give our young people the education they need, and we’ll get around that nasty little bug.

Peaches to everyone who continues to wear a mask when in public and practice social distancing. The number of new coronavirus cases may be down, but that little bug is still around, looking for people to infect. This isn’t the time to let up in our efforts.

Peaches to everyone who has become ill from the coronavirus. You deserve all the encouragement you can get. From what I hear, I wouldn’t wish becoming sick from this bug on anyone.

Peaches to Parker’s railroad, the Arizona & California. They’ve done a lot to spur economic development in the area. Their crews did a great job when their bridge caught fire in 2019, and they quickly cleared up a derailment in 2020 in Big River. However, could they try to have those long Burlington Northern-Santa Fe container trains come through at night rather than in the daytime? It could be something they have no control over.

Peaches to those BNSF container trains. Please remember that every truck trailer and container on those trains is a semi-truck that’s not on the highway.

Who do you think deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your ideas, in 40 words or less to or mail them to Parker Pioneer P.O. Box 3365, Parker, Ariz. 85344.


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