Birthday!! Bill (11/29)
Donna & Bruce (11/25)
December 01, 2016
Christmas Is Set For Sunday, December 4th In
Please make a big effort to attend. RT and his
entire family will be there. Always fun to see
the little ones and it does not last very long.
More details to follow.
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
Cousin Karen 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.
HUGE 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....
TOUGH QUIZ........ NAME
So you think you are really, really
smart? Name this little guy who just celebrated
his FIRST birthday...and looks like he got a
brand, new birthday suit!! Answer is at the
bottom of this page.....and it is TOUGH. Red
Business Is Merging.....
I got the following email from Mike (son of Bill
& Sally) a couple of weeks ago. Sorry for the
delay. Here is the info:
"We opened a new
investment company, Liberty Centre Capital
Management, LLC and are buying a Broker/Dealer
in NYC (Modern Equity Services). We anticipate
closing on this offer-to-purchase in 60-90 days.
LCCM will be serving other advisory firms and
MES will be focused on Private Placement
offerings for accredited investors. Our goal is
to reach $1 Billion of AUM by 2020."
Always wishing all of the family the very, very
best in all of their business ventures. Congrats
to Mike and family!!
Is Shining On The Mound!!
Cole, son of Julie & Brad and grandson of Donna
& Bruce is having a great baseball season. He is
part of the Central Iowa Wooden Bat League. He
is a left handed pitcher. The "travel" team
played in Chicago at Northwestern University and
defeated a team from Michigan. Photo is Cole on
the mound. He is also pitching for Waukee as a
freshman. His brother Cyler (age 8) recently
played in a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and his
team won their first game, 31-0...Oh, they only
give 1 point per basket....OUCH....Did the other
team go home, crying? So busy sports summer in
the Kaufman home. As always, Click To Enlarge
West Show!!! Yipee-Kai-Yea.....Tryons head
West.....JJ and Jerilyn headed to North Dakota
and spent a wonderful few days with Deb (Jerilyn's
sister), her husband Paul, Lynn, Lori, Jacob and
The Highwayman in the resort town of Medora,
ND.....The highlight was a wonderful, patriotic,
western musical, up in the badlands of ND. (An
outdoor amphitheatre) Lynn won the HUGE
miniature golf championship.....It is great
seeing Lynn concentrating on a sport that he can
now succeed in...as he has proven that regular
golf is too much for him....Some went horseback
riding and everyone had a great time eating and
drinking with lots of laughs. Pictures by RT.
Queen Of The West!
Parker Named First Team All State In Softball!!
Peyton, daughter of Sherry & Todd and
granddaughter of Larry & Jan, was named first
team All State. Wow, what an honor. Peyton is a
junior at Union, Laporte City.....Congrats to
Peyton and her family!!
Of Sleep-Overs Hit Nevada!!
We had FOUR last week.....Geeze....anywhere from
4 to 7 kids....including our two.....photo is
from last Thursday..... I told Cassidi and her
friend to look tough.....Man, when does school
start and the summer is over???? August?
Is it August, yet?
Falls Storm Win 6th Title In A Row!!
Todd's SF Storm Professional Indoor Football
team defeated the Spokane Empire 55-34 for their
6th United Bowl in a row and their 11th title in
12 years....Wow....The Storm also honored the
police in a stirring pre-game show. (see photo)
Congrats On The Storm and another super
season!!! (photo by JJ)
Dennis Green, Former Hawkeye, Passes Away.....
Dale coached him at the University of Iowa. He
was a running back, their best athlete and Dale
always spoke highly of him. He played pro
football in Canada and coached many years as
head coach with the Vikings and Arizona
Cardinals. (plus Stanford and Northwestern) He
was only 67. R.I.P.
CLICK FOR FULL STORY
And Warren Are Exploring The West.......
Camping out under the stars, (with the flies and
the snakes and the ghosts) and with the prairie
moon arising. the dynamic duo are checking out
historic sites in the Black Hills area. Can't
you just smell the sage? or is it the lack of
showers?? Click To Enlarge These Pictures:
Sunrise On The Missouri River
(Lakota say evil spirits)
Inside The Cave
(Custer once visited)
What? Doug & WW
At A Saloon?
OK, I have watched most of the Republican
convention. My thoughts:
* Fox News has done a terrible job of showing
the convention, there are better places to
watch, like C-SPAN. I get a little tired of the
same talking heads.
* My favorite speeches so far are 1) Laura
Here To View), and the media says she
gave a Nazi salute....Really?....Look for
yourself....2) Mike Pence 3) Rudy G. 4) Donald
Trump Jr. 5) Newt's
* I just LOVE Mike Pence and give Trump tons of
credit for picking him. Pence is perfect.
* Super job by the blind girl who sang the
* I will NEVER support Ted Cruz, John Kasich or
anyone named Bush again.....what a bunch of
immature babies. (Boo Hoo, Trump insulted Cruz's
wife after Cruz's PAC posted pictures of Trump's
wife, almost nude...So What).....and Kasich not
showing up in OHIO?....You kidding me? I have
lost total respect for these people. Eh, didn't
they sign a pledge? Oh, I guess if you are a
politician, What Difference Does It Make?
Looking forward to tonight....and I love the
Trump family....Donald should get some credit.
Falls Storm In United Bowl!! AGAIN!!
How about winning the championship 11 out of the
last 12 years????? Including 6 in a row.....Are
the Sioux Falls Storm Indoor Football Team the
GREATEST PROFESSIONAL team in the history of any
sport?....Todd, the owner and CEO, is leading
the Storm to another title....AND they have won
64 home games in a row....WOW!! Go
Storm....Championship game is @ Sioux Falls
against a very tough team from Washington, this
Saturday Night GO STORM!!!
RT And His Boys Have A Great
Randy flew to Minneapolis, then met Travis and
they drove to Tanner's place in Wisconsin. It is
located on Lake Superior. They had tons of fun.
Golfing, ATVing, Boating, Eating and lots of
laughs as they enjoyed a few days together.
Great fun. Photo by RT. This sound like a
Stephen King movie? Three guys go off into the
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!
From The Tryons
Has It Really Been That Long Ago?
Lots of fun at this year's July 4th picnic in
Glidden. Pretty good turnout. Great, as always
to see Jim and Nancy H. Thanks to Maxine for
setting this up. We had Jan, Sherry and kids,
the Trudos, Janet, Dick and his girls, Jerry/Jerilyn,
the Watsons, Donna/Bruce, Maxine, Mike, Jim and
Nancy Hulsebus and I hope that I did not forget
anyone...Oh, Jerry, Sandy's guy, made it, too.
Great food and the the kids swam and swam. Great
to see everyone. Lemon ice cream at the Dairy
Mart, too. Woo, Woo.
4th IN GLIDDEN IS GO, GO, GO!!!
The annual Tryon get together at the Glidden
park by the swimming pool is set for Monday,
July 4th. Rumor is Jim and Nancy Hulsebus might
make it again. Maxine has the shelter house
reserved. Starts at NOON....bring a hot and a
cold dish and your favorite drink. Maybe a lawn chair and a swim suit if
you plan on getting wet....The kids LOVE the
Glidden pool as well as some adults.....Fingers
crossed for great weather. Try HARD to make it
as we only get to see family on Christmas and
July 4th with a few exceptions. Stay Cool!!
Do Cone True!!
Our very own Janet was spotted in the audience
of the TODAY show.....and rumor is she got to
shake the hand of Al Roper....(isn't he the guy
who poops his pants? No disrespect, but didn't
he say something about that while visiting the
White House?)......Obviously, I know nothing
about the Today Show....in New York City?....I
have never, ever watched it....but Janet was in
Tall Cotton, enjoying the show....Reminds me of
when her son Dave (and Michelle) were at the
Tonight Show or was it
Letterman?....Anyway....Janet is a
traveling.....That is Janet on the
left......Photo by Nancy, I think.
Tryon Friends: Bill and Louise Ahrenholtz,
Celebrate Their 65th Wedding Anniversary Today!! Yes, the Tryon friends from Defiance
are celebrating their 65th anniversary today,
Tuesday, June 28. ALL OF THE TRYONS wish Bill
and Louise and their family the very, very, very
best. Congrats!! Click Photo To Enlarge.
Has A New Job!!
Brett, son of Nancy and Warren, has been hired
by the Norwalk schools to teach computer
business classes at the high school level and to
assist with the Boys Varsity Basketball team.
Brett has been working for Minot State and
teaching computer online courses this past year.
He will be moving his family to Norwalk.
Congrats To Brett. ALWAYS wishing all of the
family the very, very best! Pictured is Breckin
with MY GIRLS, who had a super time last
Saturday in Nevada. (pool, trampoline etc)
Father's Day Story.....
Remembering back to 1990, some of the
brothers and I were in the baseball card/sports
memorabilia business. (Dale, Randy, Jerry,
Larry, Dickie and Brother In Law Warren, plus
many nephews, too) In the summers we would
travel the West, set up at shopping malls and
motels and try to buy and sell sports stuff. We
went all over, not just the West, but Minn. Mo.
Ill. Neb. Everywhere you can imagine......
looking for gold, eh sports stuff……..Then at the
end of the summer we would go to a BIG SHOW in
Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas Denver,
etc. and dump what we had bought…..We did this
for about 15 years…1980-95 for most of us.
Others went many years longer. Great fun and
sometimes profitable…..Well, at the BIG SHOWS,
there would be sports stars there signing
autographs…..I got to meet, shake hands and
visit a little with some VERY big stars….Like
Mickey Mantle, Stan Musiel, Al Kaline, Jim
Brown, Johnny Unitas, Dick Butkus, Willie Mays
etc…..great, great memories.
1990, we were in Dallas and Muhammad Ali was
there…..So I stood in line as a brother watched
my table and I got his autograph…..He could
barely stand and I don’t think he could speak….I
told him that he was "Still The Greatest"…(what
a non –original thing to say) and he just
smiled…with a big twinkle in his eye….…Well,
what’s the big deal you
ask?……Answer…..Well...... Dale and Randy knew
the promoters of the show real well and were
able to get Dad (Clarence) into a private area
where he could get his picture taken with
Ali…..Now I am sure most of you did not know
that Dad was really not a big sports fan…..If a
game was on TV, he would sit and read the paper
and fall asleep…..usually in that order…..…(even
though he attended zillions of games of his kids
and grandkids and just loved that)…..The only
sport he enjoyed watching on TV was
boxing…..Those old Friday Night fights on TV and
he would watch the wrestling, too……Remember Dick
The Bruiser?......Moose Cholack? (sp?) and the
great, great Verne Gagne?….Sometimes on
Saturday’s Wide World Of Sports….there would be
Howard Cossell and some great, great
fights....usually reruns….Including Ali vs Ken
Norton or Jerry Quarry or Chuck Wepner, the guy
the Rocky movies were inspired by…..My Dad
really marveled at how Ali was so quick and
could box so well as a heavyweight…..Great
Memories……..So my Dad got to meet and have his
picture taken with Ali…..Here is the picture and
notice that my Dad (in his 80s) Even rolled up
his sleeves to show off his
“guns”……Priceless…..and such a great job by
Randy and Dale!!
OUT For Summer!! Finally!!
Yes, at Nevada, we really care about quality
education, so TODAY, June 9th is the last day of
school. (That is longer than Chicago schools)
Gwen, Cassidi and Alexis made a few? Banana
Bread loafs for the teachers, administrators,
helpers, secretaries, etc......Over 55, I
think....Photo by Gwen. This was done a week or
so ago. Gosh, June 9th....wonder if they ever
air conditioned my old classroom?
Makes Pitching Debut!!
Cole, son of Julie and Brad and Grandson of
Donna and Bruce pitched three innings for Waukee
vs Valley 9th grade, recently. He gave up one
run. Cole is a lefty and also plays first base.
Photo by Donna.
This Past Weekend......
The Highwayman got to spend some VERY QUALITY
time with his entire family in Carroll for a
couple of days. Rumor is the motel was really
jumping. Highlights were a couple of golf
outings and a wonderful picnic at Swan
Lake....Plus seeing more family at Tyra and
Maci's Big Bash. The weather was perfect.
Priceless family time with RT, Mandy, Josh,
Tanner, Rachel, Travis, Lorrie and all of the
grandkids. Photos by RT. As usual, click photos
Great Time @ Tyra & Maci's
Great turnout, too. Congrats to the girls,
parents and grand parents. Great to see so many
family members attend. Always wishing everyone
in the family the very, very best!!
Thinking......Since 1950, the year that I
was born, the state of Iowa has closed 4316
school districts......Today they
have???.....336......What?......Thanks to the
state and federal government rules and
regulations, small schools can no longer exist.
Things like every school MUST offer a foreign
language, so many special ed. people, full time
nurses, teacher in-service, school lunches,
busses etc.....Same thing happened to the family
farm....Rules and regulations forced the farms
to go corporate and the small family farms got
run out. I remember driving around in the car
and hearing Uncle June and C.L. talking about
the chicken factories. (Hy-Line) taking over
from the small, family farms. Now those
companies are too small and are being run out by
the really, big boys. The government creates a
mess: education, health care, the judicial
system, EPA, VA Hospitals, IRS, airport security
etc. and then the same government wants more
rules, regulations and especially more money to
fix the problem that big government created. It
is a beautiful thing......The government can't
run anything efficiently. Never has, never will.
Look at Venezuela. Oh, and since B.O. has taken
office, the Federal government has ISSUED (not
passed, but mandated) 20,642 new
regulations.....Even though the US Constitution
says only the legislative branch can legislate.
Why would Congress not complain and give up
their power? Well, they do not want to EVER be
held accountable and they just blame the V.A. or
EPA or whatever....."Got to protect our phony,
baloney jobs." a quote from Mel
Brooks, Governor William J. Lepetomane, in
Ray Turns 65 Today!!
Son of Ray and Maxine and oldest of C.L. and
Dorothy's grandkids, Tom turns a whopping 65
today. Pictured is Tom with one of his grand
kids. Tom lives down in southern Missouri. Happy
Birthday, Tom!! Enjoy your day!!
Boys State Track !!
Great News for the Tryons......Jack Trudo, son
of Shonna and Eric, from Van Meter, has
qualified for the state track championships @
Drake Stadium. He qualified as the 15th fastest
in the 3200 meter run!! Jack is just a
sophomore!! AND Bryce Parker, son of Sherry &
Todd, from Union, Laporte City, is the alternate
for their 4 X 200 and 4 X 400 relays....Bryce is
just a freshman....Wow!! Both are grandsons of
Larry and Jan......Congrats to Jack & Bryce and
Go Get Em!!
A Surprise From THE WILDMAN!! I went to take my family to eat out
at the Texas Roadhouse in Ames, Saturday
night....After parking the pickup, who walks out
of their front door?....THE HIGHWAYMAN....Come
to take brother Dick out for his birthday...I
was stunned, but Gwen knew all about it......RT
spent the night, then SURPRISED Lorrie (Travis),
who was receiving her Master's Degree From Drake
University on Sunday. RT had driven the 12 hour
drive and is driving back today. (Monday) Talk
about a quick weekend. Congrats to Lorrie and
Family as she earned her Masters in Teacher
Effectiveness and Professional Development....We
are all SO PROUD of Lorrie. She teaches in the
Waukee school district!! Her sisters hosted a
brunch in her honor before the ceremony.
CONGRATS TO LORRIE!! Pictures from RT and
Travis. RT also tried to catch Doug, Jodie and
Melody at home, but missed them on Saturday.
Click Pictures To Enlarge.
Just Thinking.....You think Obama's two girls will EVER have to
share a transgender restroom or locker room with
males? In their entire lives? Ever?......How is
that Hope and Change working out for you?....US
Constitution-only legislative branch can
legislate....How about the 10th
amendment?.....Oh, now N. Carolina has to OBEY
federal law but marijuana states and sanctuary
cities do not????...How about enforcing federal
law on the southern border?? .....Oh, I get
it.....We only enforce the laws that B.O. wants
to, even though he took an oath to uphold the US
Constitution. Watch him pardon all of the
illegals before he leaves office....like Jimmy
Carter did with all of the Vietnam draft
dodgers....Time To Make America Great, Again!!
but is it too late?
I am big fan of historical programs on
TV......Programs like The Vikings, Black Sails,
Hell On Wheels to name a few. One that is
playing on AMC right now is TURN, Washington's
Spies....a Revolutionary War series.....So about
three weeks ago they had an episode showing a
map on a table....and there in big letters was a
Tryon Park in the middle of New York City....Two
weeks ago, they had an episode where one of the
characters was Governor William
Tryon....plotting to kidnap George
Washington...He was the Gov. of NY (formally the
Gov. of North Carolina and Tryon Palace
fame)....a Tory (against the Patriots)....His
nickname was the Wolf....His name was also
mentioned this week....He has had only one line
to say, so far.....The program is about spies in
the Long Island area during the American
Revolution....To learn more about Governor
HERE.....the TV program is
just so-so and is on Monday nights on AMC.
Falls Storm Play In Des Moines, May 27th!!
Todd's SF Storm, (Indoor Football Team)
currently 9-1 play the Iowa Barnstormers, in DM,
on Friday May 27.....The Highwayman and other
family members plan on attending at Wells Fargo
Center. The Storm play at home, this Saturday,
against Spokane. GO STORM!!
DAY FOR MELODY!!
Melody Stokke, daughter of Jodie and Doug,
graduates from Roland-Story this spring!! Her
OPEN HOUSE is Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m. at the Fairview Lodge, by the
Carousel in Story City.....notice the two hour
window....Sure hope to see you there!! Such a
big day for Melody, Doug, Jodie and of course
grandma Janet!! Wow, does it seem like just
yesterday when Melody joined our family?.....and
SO CUTE!! Congrats To Melody!!!!! and our other
Gwen and my girls have done SO MUCH for me this
last year, helping me with my surgeries, eye
drops and general care.....I decided to buy Gwen
and family tickets and souvenirs for the Garth
Brooks concert in Des Moines......They got home
at 3:30 a.m. this morning......I am so proud
that my 12 and 10 year olds hung in
there.....Super time, Super crowds....Gwen said
it was a concert for a lifetime....My girls are
such country music fans....They were bubbling
with excitement when they got home.....and could
not wait to tell Grandpa.....Unfortunately,
Johnny was up in North Dakota and missed
out....Tough Luck....but the videos were being
sent by the dozens.....Here is a picture or two
or four (click to enlarge) and I am sure that
Gwen will post many more on her Face Book
page....including videos......If she ever gets
up. (it is afternoon and no one but me is up)
CLICK HERE FOR FACE BOOK PAGE.
and scroll down a little.
The Highwayman had to MAN CHAIN up this morning.
(Tuesday) In a MONTANA mud hole!!! His 32
Wheeler threw MAXIMUM MUD exiting on the four
mile "goat trail" that he had to conquer. Photo
by RT. Wow, tough morning.....but North Dakota
May 30th On Your Calendar!!
Jerry and Jerilyn are hosting a graduation party
for their two grand daughters at their home in
Carroll. 213 East Randall Road. 3:00 p.m. until
6:00 p.m. Tyra (Tyler/Kristie) and Maci (Tammi's)
are graduating on the SAME day. So JJ and
Jerilyn are hosting a deck party on Monday, the
30th. (We also have Melody (Jodie/Doug)
graduating this year) Maci graduates from Vinton
and Tyra from Carroll. Good Luck To The Class of
2016!! and the parents and grandparents!!
FOOTBALL HAS A HUGE WEEKEND!!
Josh's UNK football program had a record
breaking weekend and Father In Law Randy was
right in the middle of it. Travis also made the
trip out to Kearney to watch the spring football
game on Saturday morning and take part in the
banquet/fund raiser on Friday Night. The
Fundraiser SHATTERED the old record, set last
year. RT donated a gorgeous plaque/sign that was
autographed by Archie, Eli and Peyton Manning.
It went for $1300 bucks!! (picture of Josh
holding it up) There was also a corporate meal
for 10 donated by Big Oil. (I think) Here is the
article from the local paper. GO LOPERS!
FOOTBALL BANQUET IS BIG
KEARNEY — Nearly 500 people packed the Younes
Center Friday night in another successful Loper
Football Backers banquet.
According to the early numbers,
the seventh-annual banquet and
fund-raiser added an all-time
high $228,242 dollars to the
The energy in the room was
something I have never experienced
A special “scholarship ask”
produced $103,350 in donations
from 73 supporters, including
one gift of $25,000.
“The energy in the room was
something I have never
experienced before,” UNK
football coach Josh Lamberson
said. “It is truly phenomenal to
witness the unwavering support
of the Kearney community. This
is a outstanding city and a
“The student-athletes, coaches
and staff are so thankful to all
who supported our scholarship
fundraiser. What a tremendous
This year’s banquet was the
first in April and the first on
Friday night. Previous banquets
were in May.
Last year’s banquet fell just
short of the $200,000 mark and
was the previous high. The 2015
banquet produced $169,199.
“Coming in to this banquet, I
thought $200,000 was possible,
but I never imagined seeing
$228,000,” UNK Athletic Director
Paul Plinske said. “A ton of
credit goes to our supporters
and the willingness to invest in
our student-athletes and their
“Momentum is at a high in Loper
football. You can feel it.
Tonight’s all-time high in money
raised will propel this program
to great things. Thank you to
everyone who made this
HAPPY TAX DAY.....UGH
Abe Lincoln Died on April 15th
The Titanic Sunk on April 15th
1954 The Deadline To File For US Income Tax
became April 15
In 1874 the Income Tax was declared
Woodrow Wilson and the Democrats passed the 16th
Amendment in 1913.
Only the richest 1% had to pay 1% in the first
tax. They promised to only tax the rich. They
promised to get rid of tariffs and excises
taxes. They lied. They take the money, then give
it to their friends, then some is returned to
the politicians to help them get re-elected. It
is a beautiful thing. Both parties. Joke is on
us, I guess.
Tryon Gym, Tyler's 16 and under basketball team
out of Carroll, has a big AAU tournament at
Kingdom Hoops in Ankeny this weekend. Their
first game, on Saturday is against JACK TRUDO's
team!! Wow!! They are the Kingdom Hoops Team
X.....at 8:00 a.m.....THEN, later, BRYCE PARKER
(Sherry's) will play on Tyler's team for some of
the other games!! A TRYON Reunion on the
basketball court.....Sounds like quite a
weekend!! Pretty neat of Tyler to line all of
this up......Tyler coaches the Tryon Gym team.
Pictured is Tyler's team from 2014.......
Wins Thrilling Come From Behind Victory!!
Wow!! Natalie, daughter of
Tim and Kim, wins the 2016 Tryon NCAA Basketball
Contest by picking Villanova to win the
also picked Nova and wound up in the money......DBT
was second, Cassidi third and Warren
fourth......Lynn was fifth (and also
last)......What a great contest....Looking
forward to next year's Bowl Games......Thanks to
all for playing.....IOUs will be sent out later
THE ENTIRE STANDINGS AND REPORTS
Lots Of Reports To Look Over. You Can
Print Out Your Own Picks.
Top 5 Are Winners, Last Place Has No Entry Fee!
Tie Breaker Is Total PTS. Of Title Game.
Last Year's Winners Were: 1. Emily 2.
Hudson 3. Randy 4. Calista 5. Scott
County Storm Spotter!!
Warren has volunteered for a new job.....STORM
SPOTTER!!.....Eh, not storm chaser, they have
fancy equipment.....WW attended a meeting of
Shelby County Storm Spotters and their job is to
warn the public about severe weather and damage
in the area.....He has a uniform (think of the
Nazi Brown Shirts) and official call in
numbers/procedures to hunt down the storms....A
couple of weeks ago, severe storms went through
the area and I asked him if he went out?....His
reply? "Nah, it was too windy......" I do have a
couple of actual photos of our hero in
action.....Also notice that physical condition
is not a high priority....Two hip
replacements....Poor eye sight.....a tendency to
not hear very well are not factors in the
selection process....So residents of Shelby
County, FEEL SAFE as the birdman of Elk Horn is
On The Job!! Now, not only spotting Purple
Martins, but now, Severe Weather!!
To Sara And John!!
They are expecting child No. 4.......This will
be grand child No. 9 for Donna and Bruce.
Everyone is thrilled!! Wow!! More playmates!!
Whoa!! The Fat, Old, Blind
Guy Takes The Lead.......This
is a first....People say when you lose your
sight, your other senses become
sharper.....Clairvoyant? Cassidi and Zach are
tied for second...Cocky Warren slips to 4th and
Eric is in fifth...... ....What a great
contest!!!! Where are the Dukies?
.....Obama is 32nd........Bo Knows
Nothing!....but can dance the tango...(Isis
scared?)..MUST be Bushes fault......I am
surprised Obama did not fill out his bracket
AFTER the tournament.......
THE ENTIRE STANDINGS AND REPORTS
Lots Of Reports To Look Over. You Can
Print Out Your Own Picks.
Top 5 Are Winners, Last Place Has No Entry Fee!
Tie Breaker Is Total PTS. Of Title Game.
Last Year's Winners Were: 1. Emily 2.
Hudson 3. Randy 4. Calista 5. Scott
ANSWER TO INCREDIBLY TOUGH QUIZ
is Jaxon Tryon and is the son of
Adam (Kristen), who is the son
of Kevin, who is the son of
Gaylord. Wow, GT's great