Birthday!! Gwen (1/6),
Nancy (1/7), Dan (1/7), Jack (1/9)
January 16, 2017
Team Finishes Third
DBT's Trivia Team was a question and a half from
first place, but still finished in third at
Saturday Night's Trivia Contest. Over 40 teams
of 8 competed. You choose a double points round
and we really bombed that round and it cost us.
We should have won. Some categories were
Alphabetical order, Ghost Images, Explorers.
Pourboire, Movies, Music, Geography, Authors,
Radio/TV etc.....Lots of fun.
CLICK HERE FOR SOME SAMPLE QUESTIONS.....They
may seem really tough, but you have 8 team
members to help. We enjoyed some "Iowa"
questions this time.
BOWL BONANZA !! A good home....UP North Dakota Way
(wonder if they have electricity?).....2nd was
Breckin (Brett's), 3rd was Beth, 4th was Zach
and 5th was Scott S. (Deb's).......We had 48
Saps playing.....no entry for last place. (Hulse/Nancy)....Numerous
states were represented and it was a fun, Bowl
Season.....IOUs and payments will be sent out
shortly....Thanks To All For Playing!!! Time to
start studying for our NCAA Contest in March!!
Wins Tryon Super Bowl!!
Mrs.Cutler, the team managed by Beth, won the
2016 Tryon Football League. She defeated 17
other NFL "experts".....Last year, Hubby Ryan
was the champion, and the year before, Beth was
the winner again!! Nice going from up Sheldon
Way......Beth defeated Bruce (Valley Tigers) in
the final, 62-52.....DBT'S East Glidden Grunts
took 3rd.....In the consolation bracket, it was
Todd's Sioux Falls Storm defeating Sam/Tyler's
Knights 88-76 and Jimmy T. took third. Congrats
to all for playing. 18 Saps will now have to
wait until next year for bragging rights.
Congrats To Bethie!! IOUs and Winnings will be
sent out next week after the Bowl Contest is
completed......Oh, Beth ALSO won the 2016 Tryon
BOWL!! Mrs. Cutler (Beth) vs Valley Tigers
(Bruce) Beth took out RT 122-85 and Bruce took
out DBT 94-68....RT(ND Roughnecks) and DBT
(Grunts) will play for third place....In the
CONSOLATION Bracket, it is Tyler/Sam's Knights
vs Todd's Sioux Falls Storm.....With Jimmy's
Denver Buffs playing the Zach Attack for third.
Good Luck To All....All games are played Sunday.
Hits North Dakota.....15+ Inches!!
No driving today as the Highwayman sent the
following pictures of his place. Williston got
15+ inches of snow and blizzard conditions.
Photos are of front side and backside of RT's
How GROOVY DBT's Apartment Used To Be?
Velvet paintings on the wall. A huge Cheetah rug
hanging there, too. Burnt Orange furniture with
a green rug!! And talk about an entertainment
center. (see photo)....Wow....Austin Powers
would be jealous.......Remember how DBT had as
much fashion sense as he had cooking talents?
Well, those THRILLING DAYS OF YESTERYEAR ARE
BACK!! Santa brought him the GREATEST CHRISTMAS
GIFTS, EVER. Don't Believe Me? Then
and turn lime green (matching the shag rug) with
48 SAPS ENTER
Let the Games Begin!! Top 5 are Winners,
the rest are Whiners. (aka. Hillary supporters)
Last place has No Entry!!
CLICK HERE FOR STANDINGS
or you can follow off to the right. When you
click your name, you can print out who you
picked and there are lots of other useful
reports to digest. Good Luck To All and Thanks
for playing....Oh, Granny and Projected Winner
need to identify themselves or they will be
Just email me.
Grow Em TOUGH In North Dakota!!48
Have you seen the wind chills for North Dakota
lately? Check the numbers.....RT used to live in
Stanley, Lynn lives in Watford City (I think?)
and Johnny lives in Dickenson. They all work all
over ND, mostly farther North.....Wow.....So
quit complaining about our one bad weekend.
To Brett & Jenna!!
Yes, little Breckin is going to get a
little playmate. Due in June. Congrats
to Brett, jenna and Grandma Nancy and
Dick's Bowl Bonanza Is UP!!!
A tiny entry fee of 5 bucks is all it takes to
compete in a 32 game Tryon Family Contest.
Deadline to enter is
12:00 p.m. Friday, December 23 (yes
there are 9 bowl games before this, but we still
pick 32 games, it is the way the program is set
up).....Top 5 places are winners....last place
gets their entry back....Last year we did not
have this contest as I was having emergency eye
surgery. 2014 Winners were 1) Sherry 2) Peyton
3) Casey 4) Ozzie the dog 5) Scott S. We PICK
AGAINST THE POINT SPREAD. Point spread
allows anyone to compete.....Lots of luck
involved....So when you see Old Dominion as -4,
it means they are favored by 4 points. (Iowa
gets +2.5).....Enter as many times as you
wish....IF you use a nickname, let me know who
you are or you could be dropped.....(I have
enough problems running this contest) Good
Luck...This is a fun contest!!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER Don't Be Shut
Out!! The family that plays together, stays
Time At Tryon Christmas!!
Yes, it's the most wonderful time of the
year......Someone counted 48 Tryons attending
the annual Christmas in Glidden this past
Sunday. A great turnout, especially with the
weather a little bizarre in the early morning.
It was a fun, winter drive and so great to see
so many!! Lots of little ones. (Randy, Donnie,
Travis).....and we had a sooper, dooper Santa
(as always).....Pictures will be up in a day or
two. Thanks to all for attending and we missed
and thought about those who could not.....Bless
The Family!!....(I had a tough decision to
make....they were down to a couple of chocolate
deserts or do I go with the prune cake?.....So I
took BOTH.....Was that against the
rules?)......So much fun seeing all of the
kids...some are really growing, but there is
another batch coming through...Great to see all
of Randy's!! Big effort by Tanner and
Mandy.....Thanks To All!!
CHRISTMAS IS THIS SUNDAY!! Help us celebrate FAMILY.....A great
Tryon Tradition in Glidden at The Methodist
Church.....LOVE To See As Many As
Possible....People begin arriving to help set up
a little after noon and most start to scatter
around 3, so this does not take much time, but
it is one of the few times when we can visit a
little as we do not see many thru the
year......There is a rumor that ALL of RT's
family might make it!!....Meal
to be served around 1:00 p.m.....Santa is
expected to arrive around 2:00 p.m.....Bring a
HOT and COLD dish and IF you want your kids to
get gifts, you need to bring them yourself....Some
do and some do not...It has worked out
well....Love to see the kids playing,......Santa
and maybe a helper will distribute....Pictures
with Santa are always a big hit.....Love To See
The Family and you know the Folks will be with
us......(and Ray, Bill, Dale and Larry) Let's
make them smile!! CLICK PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.
The Ultimate Santa!!
Oops, It Is Donnie Duck.
Sorry, visual issues.
Name That Grandchild
Tom, Dick & Mary Jane?
Donna? in background getting the nicest
presents. In Old, Old House. 53? or 54?
Holidays From Mike's Entire Family!!
Man, does time fly by......Quick, now can you
name everyone in the photo?.....ALWAYS wishing
everyone in the family the very, very best!
Parker Shines As Sophomore!!
Bryce, son of Sherry/Todd and grandson of
Larry/Jan, had a great, sophomore football
season. Bryce was the backup QB for Union, La
Porte City, who played for the Iowa Class 2A
State Championship last weekend. Union lost
41-22 to Boyden-Hull-Rock Valley....Bryce also
plays on special teams and plays some
linebacker. Union finished 2nd in the State.
Very impressive for a sophomore on one of the
state's best football programs. Go Knights!!
(Chad's) Is Running In Las Vegas For A Cure For
LLS (Leukemia Lymphoma Society) This Afternoon.
(Sunday) Thanks To All Who Contributed To Stop
UPDATE: TAKE THE TRIVIA
Trivia Night last night in Nevada.....41
teams....8 on a team.....12.50 per person to
enter....Big fund raiser for the
school....people from all over central
Iowa....relatives and families and friends from
Ames/DM areas......First Place, Baby!! I may put
up some sample questions if I get the time, but
NFL games to watch and cheer and cuss....Great
fun last night as my Trivia Team really nailed
it....Ten categories, ten questions each
round...10 rounds....The usual categories, plus
one on The Olympics (I was terrible, am I the
only person who did not watch them?).....another
on plants and vegetation....ouch......another on
literature......but the history questions were
easy and we did well on geography and others on
my team are pretty good at new movie clips and
newer name that tunes....There was Tennessee
Ernie Ford's 16 Tons.....but everyone knew that
one....the others, I am lost with.....One movie
I knew....Al Pacino as a cop..........SERPICO....but
the other movies and songs were all too new for
me.....Where is Randolph Scott or Audie
Murphy?....Anyway, great fun. And I have some
really great team members.....usually six
regulars and then we fill in with the other two
spots.....We needed Doug for those
plants......There are 5-6 of these every winter.
Max, son of Tammi and grandson of Jerry/Jerilyn,
has announced his engagement to Kaci!! Both are
students at Iowa State and will graduate this
spring. Kaci, will be taking pre-Med courses at
Iowa and Max (this spring) will be student
teaching at Carroll.....Kaci is also a Vinton
graduate.....Wishing the BEST to Max and Kaci....everyone
Van Meter Loses 35-14 to
Western Christian Hull In State
Semi-Final FB Game. Great Season, Eric!!
The service will follow the visitation.
Internment will be on Thursday at Graysville,
The funeral home website isn't up to date as I
The obituary should be in tomorrow's DM
wish to contact Karen or her husband, contact
Diane or myself for the address and/or phone
Densmore has lost her daughter, Robyn to some
type of infection. She was only, 32. Our hearts
and prayers go out to Karen and her family.
Thanks to Diane D. for sending. (via Pat) More
details if I get them....So sad......Deepest
Sympathies From All Of The Tryons.
How Bout Those Hawkeyes And
Tanner and Travis were at the Iowa Game.
Loses To Dike In Championship Game 3-1!!
Peyton Is Named To Class 3A All Tournament
Team!!! Congrats On A Super Season!!
UNION Defeats Mount Vernon
A thriller, but now Union, LaPorte City plays
for the State Championship against Dike,
tomorrow afternoon @ 2:30 p.m.......Go Peyton!!
LaPorte City Defeats Osage In Three Straight!! Iowa State Volleyball, Class 3A
results....Union's Peyton Parker slams one!! and
leads Union to victory. Next up is Mount Vernon,
tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.....Matches are streamed on
the web. Peyton is the daughter of Sherry/Todd
and granddaughter of Larry/Jan. GO PEYTON!!
A Creepy Guy From North Dakota Was Seen
Tailgating At ISU Game
And Begging For Candy In Waukee Area.
Hmmmmmmmm, I Wonder Who?
That cute girl is Portland.
City Qualifies For State Volleyball!!
Peyton Parker's volleyball team has made it to
state. They are ranked No. 1 in Class 3A. Peyton
(daughter of Sherry/Todd and granddaughter of
Larry/Jan) is a senior. They play in Cedar
Rapids in the middle of next week against Osage
@ 10:00 a.m.....I think? Wednesday. They
finished the season with a stellar 38-4 record.
And Family Enjoy Dallas Cowboy Game!!
Tammi and her entire family flew to Dallas and
were treated by Gary, Jerilyn's Brother in law,
to tickets to last night's NFL game vs the
Philadelphia Eagles....This is really neat as
all of her kids are Eagles fans and Tammi is a
lifelong Cowboy fan....Talk about
exciting...Dallas WON in OVERTIME. What a
thriller!! I think there were other family
members rooting for Dallas, too!!
Sticks Go 3-1!!!
Congrats to Cole and Brad as their 16 and under
baseball team goes 3-1 in Las Vegas!! Cole
pitches and plays the field while Brad is their
coach. Great picture sent by Donna. Cole is the
son of Julie/Brad and grandson of
To Play Baseball In Las Vegas!!
Cole, son of Julie/Brad and grandson of
Donna/Bruce will be playing in The Desert
Classic, a 16 and under baseball tournament in
Las Vegas this weekend. Brad coaches the Iowa
Sticks. (players from the DM area) Donna and
Bruce are in Arizona and are going to drive the
six hours to Vegas. Go Cole!!
Moments In Tryon History!!
Last Sunday, the Highwayman was bragging about
his Sunday dinner that he made and enjoyed after
a full day's work. He made Tryon Pizza
Burgers......He sent a photo to JJ and DBT,
bragging about how delicious they were....JJ
remarked how the recipe is OVER 50 years
old.....Originating after a football game at
Battle Creek. Courtesy of Jan and Larry. They
became a staple after lots of high school
football games. Gosh, 50 years? I remember the
Battle Creek, Pomeroy, Rockwell City, Manson,
Audubon, Perry and Carroll days so well....Yes,
and even Guthrie Center......Wonderful,
wonderful memories......back when life was so
good.....and so were the pizza
burgers.....Thanks Jan.....and the memory/photo
Wins Two Gymnastics Competitions!!
Before I went out West....Cassidi (daughter of
Gwen and Johnny) competed at Chou's Gymnastics
Cures to help fight childhood diseases @
Ankeny....Chou, sp?, is the coach of Gabby
Douglas and Shawn Johnson, Olympic champions.
Cassidi competed in four events: vault, floor,
balance beam and bars. She won 3 of them AND the
All Around in her level of competition. She is
at level 3....There are 10 levels with 10 being
world class.....Then last weekend she competed
in a big meet in Omaha, finished with 2 seconds
and 2 thirds and WON the All Around. (total
points)....Needless to say, we are all pretty
proud of her....You can follow and watch her
performances on Gwen's Facebook page. CLICK
Congrats to Cassi!! Cassidi is a 5th grader.
Wins Tryon World Series!!
While I was out West.....Beth's TEAM
FRANKENSTEIN had a HUGE weekend and shocked TEAM
STEVENS (Chad) 315-291 to win the 2016 Tryon
World Series......I think Chad was distracted by
the Ryder Cup?......Beth was the Number 4 seed
and got Clayton Kershaw back, just in
time.....Early in the season, Team Frankenstein
was dominating, with players like Big Pappi
Ortiz......So Chad was runner up, Bruce's
Mudville 9 finished 3rd and WW's Mad Cows
fourth. Lots of fun.....Congrats To
Beth!!!.....IOUs are on the way. The Tryon
Baseball League has 10 members, with the top 8
making the playoffs. Entry is free, but we do
have a small fee for the winner.
WIN FOR UNK LOPERS!!|
and On RT's Birthday!!
The UNK Antelopes defeated Central Oklahoma
47-32, so there are lots of happy faces in
Kearney, Nebraska and all over the Midwest.
Coached by Josh (Mandy's) and Randy's son in
law, the Lopers led at halftime, 24-10, then
hung on as they ran TWO interceptions back for
touchdowns. Congrats to Josh and his Loper
Family. Congrats To Josh and family!! Here are a
couple of pictures, Click To Enlarge:
BACK FROM THE WEST.....
Story and pictures will be added soon.
Our website will not be updated for a week as I
am heading West with WW on an historical
expedition to Montana, the Dakotas, Wyoming and
NW Nebraska. Going to explore some Native
American sites as well as some Lewis and Clark
areas. We will get as far as Fort Benton,
Montana on the Missouri River, fairly close to
Great Falls. Should be fun....will return next
Saturday. Pictures will be posted upon my
Dr. Tanner Tryon has a new gig.....He and his
"friend" have been hired by the Mayo Clinic and
have moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Tanner is
working as a physical therapist in sports
therapy at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Eau
Claire. Tanner has purchased a 45 acre home
south of Eau Claire. They both start work in
early October.....Congrats To Tanner!! Great
News!! We always wish all family members the
very, very best. Tanner is the son of RT.
Talise Julia Lohrman!!
Sara and John are the proud parents of Talise
Julia, who was born Sept. 27 at 9:00 a.m.....She
will join her siblings: Jadon, Elia and Gia....So
number 4 for Sara and John....Congrats....This
is another grandchild for Donna and Bruce.
Talise checked in at 8lbs. 8 oz. and 20.5 inches
tall and was born on Cousin Camden's 13th
birthday! Wow!! Another member of the Lohrman
Water ski Team......Congrats To All!! (Pictured
are Sara's kids holding their new sister!)
Congrats To Lorrie And Travis!!
Wonderful News from Waukee!! Little Portland
will be getting a new sister/brother. Grandpa
Randy will be expecting number 4....Wow, the
times, they are a changing!! Congrats to two of
our favorites, Lorrie and Travis!! Always
wishing everyone the very best!!!
Named Homecoming Queen!!
Natalie, daughter of Tim and Kim, and
granddaughter of Larry and Jan was chosen the
2016 Roland-Story Homecoming Queen!! Congrats to
Natalie and the entire family!! Brother Zach and
big sister Nicole were there to attend as was
Grandma Jan and Kim's parents. Congrats To All!!
Larry (and all of us) are sure proud!!
Pitches Perfect Game!! Cole, the son of Julie and Brad and
grandson of Donna and Bruce threw a perfect game
in the Wooden Bat League, yesterday. The last
batter had a 3-0 count until Cole struck him
out. Wow!! Cole threw 78 pitches in the game and
struck out 15!!!!! Cole also got a single and a
double in the game. The lefty pitcher from
Waukee is having a great, fall season. This was
during a tournament in Des Moines. Congrats to
all. Photo by Julie, click to enlarge.
Honors Larry, Friday!!!
I got the following email this week:
Larry has been selected as one of six inaugural
inductees in the Ogden "Top Dogs" Hall of Fame.
Events for this will take place during Ogden's
Homecoming weekend, Sept. 23-24. Jan will
be involved on Larry's behalf. Festivities
include the Homecoming parade, pep rally, and
introduction at the football game. On
Saturday afternoon there will be a dessert
social followed by the induction ceremony.
Anyone is welcome.Details can be seen at
www.ogdenschools.org and click on "Top Dogs"
Hall of Fame.
Parker's Volleyball Team Is Ranked No. 4!!
Union, Laporte City is ranked number four in the
state and I believe are undefeated. They
qualified for state when Peyton was a freshman
and sophomore.....now she is a senior....The
Highwayman made it to last night's sweep of
Hudson. Photo by RT (the OLD volleyball coach)
ISU Team Honored At UNI Game!!
The 1976 Iowa State Cyclone football team was
honroed at the UNI game on Saturday night. 40
years? Are you kidding me? This ISU team, Mike
was a junior and they claim it was the greatest
ISU team of all time. They went 8-3, beat TWO
top ten football teams. (Nebraska and Missouri)
and were 2nd in the nation in scoring. They did
not receive a bowl invitation as there were not
so many bowls in those days. The NEXT year, Mike
was a captain and starting QB and they DID make
the Peach Bowl. These ISU teams were coached by
Earle Bruce before he went to Ohio State. Photo
by Bruce. Congrats to Mike and ISU team. Great
memories for all of us.
The Des Moines Register did a spread on the
schools opening up in Iowa this week.....Waukee
has a brand new elementary school called Grant
Ragan Elementary.....and WHOA!! The picture they
included is of our VERY OWN Lorrie Tryon (wife
of Travis and daughter in law of RT).....Click
To View The Picture. We sure hope all of the
teachers in our family have a great, great year.
Congrats To Adam And Kristen!!
They are expecting their second child. Adam is
the son of Kevin and Lori and the grand son of
Gaylord. So Congrats to Great Grandpa Gaylord,
tool! Wonderful news. Best Wishes To
IOWA STATE FAIR....FIRST
PLACE, BABY!!! Wow, are we ultra-proud around here.
Today, Saturday, Cassidi competed in a
gymnastics event at the Iowa State Fair and
Finished FIRST!! Click The Video Above To Watch
The VERY short, floor routine. Gwen and all of
us are So Thrilled. Below are a couple of other
pictures. Gwen, her cousin, Ida and 6 kids are
attending the fair. A beautiful day. Cassi will
be celebrating her 11th birthday, next
Wednesday. She trains 3-4 days a week in
Urbandale at a club named Infinity. Des Moines
has numerous gymnastics clubs. That is her
standing on the medal stand. Wow....