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February 19, 2017

 

Cassidi Finishes 2nd in All Around Gymnastics!!
Saturday, in Iowa City, (actually Coralville) there was a big gymnastics meet called The Winter Wonderland of Gymnastics. Cassidi (Gwen/Johnny) WON the uneven bars competition, finished 2nd on the floor exercise, 5th on the beam (she slipped off once, but finished strong) and did not place on the vault. This gave her a tie for second place in the All Around. She competed at Level 4 for the first time and her coaches/officials are moving her up to Level 5....Way To Go Cass!!....Enjoy the short video, sorry it is so blurry. (One day at practice this week, the ambulance was called in TWICE. One girl broke her arm and another fell and hit her head and they were worried about a concussion. Both are doing well.....tough sport.) Picture is of Cassi on the medal's stand. First place on bars.

Sioux Falls Storm Begin Run For 7th In A Row!!
Todd's Sioux Falls Storm Indoor Football team has won 15 straight games and 33 out of their last 35. They have won 6 championships in a row, but the road just got a lot tougher! The League has added some big time teams....The Arizona Rattlers, former World Champs of ESPN'S Arena football, now play indoor football. The big difference, is indoor has no nets. Last year, the league added the Iowa Barnstormers. Click The Map to see the teams and cities. SPORTS UPDATE: Todd's Sioux Falls Storm Defeated The Arizona Rattlers 40-29, last Friday night in Sioux Falls. JJ and Jerilyn were in attendance. Welcome to the BIG TIME Arizona!!

DBT'S TRIVIA TEAM FINISHES FOURTH.
We were without our two good young people.
CLICK HERE TO PLAY AND ANSWER SOME FUN QUESTIONS

HEY!! THAT'S ME ON TV!!!!
One of Brett's former basketball players was playing at Briar Cliff, last weekend so Brett's, Beth's, Warren & Nancy went to the game in Sioux City. They went back to Beth and Ryan's, turned on the TV and LOOK WHO THEY SAW!!.......Calista noticed that Calista was on TV!!....Much excitement!

DBT WINS!! (eh.......kind of)
Well, the important thing is GT LOST his GT's Quiz-O-Rama Contest......DBT was able to name ALL FIVE of the Glidden ladies. (see picture)....The ladies are: Leah Davis, Mom, Margaret Britt, Doris Haggard and Geniveeve (Genni) Sheer (sp?).......but there is a little more to the story.....First off, DBT, honestly, only knew two of them.....MOM and Margaret Britt......so he feels kind of guilty about winning.....but he was smart enough to seek some help. He called a classmate, Crystal Bentley, a life-long Glidden resident.....She only knew two....She printed off the photo and took it to her 90+ year old Mother....She could not identify anymore, either....So she took the photo to the OLD GLIDDEN BOYS who have coffee every morning in Glidden....They "claimed" to know all five.....Well, they actually got four, not in the correct order...but it takes the Old Men to know the women?......Sister Nancy added Doris Haggard, but pushed hard for Alice Ferguson....RT also had Doris Haggard, but pushed hard for Jean McNaught....Neither Nancy, or RT had Leah Daivis...The Glidden Boys did not have Doris Haggard....Anyway, DBT had TONS of help....entered numerous times and finally nailed it....GREAT CONTEST by GT.....Donna also entered, but I do not know who she picked....Thanks GT.....the winnings will go to the Glidden people who helped.

Sap Convention In Spirit Lake!!
Saps from all over the Midwest are attending a winter celebration being held this weekend in Northern Iowa. The Highwayman, Travis, Tanner, Donnie, Dan, David? and JJ? are just some that I know about. AND we have this month's SAP OF THE MONTH winner!!.....Congrats to Travis, who, with the egging on of Randy and Tanner, tried to make it up a steep hill on an icy country road on their way to or from a bar. .....(check out that road, I know Spirit Lake is in the boomies, but Geeze, a stagecoach trail?). Well, then Travis and the gang ended in a deep ditch, had to wait and cuss in freezing temperatures for a tow truck and missed one of the GREATEST Iowa State Basketball Victories in history. (an overtime thriller over hated Kansas, breaking the Jayhawks 54 game home win streak).....The Saps were stranded, waiting for a tow truck that took over two hours to arrive. Then later that night, there was a HUGE bowling championship, RT and Tanner vs Travis and Dan.....Notice the scores. One Old Sap rolled a Blazing 68.....68?.....my little girls can break 100.....Nice...talk about over-the-hill....Talk about a Weak Link.......anyway, the family Saps are all gathered to enjoy the Super Bowl together and most are cheering for Atlanta...Does that make New England a lock? CLICK PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

Play GT's QUIZ-O-RAMA
Brother Gaylord is offering $5 to the FIRST person who can identify ALL of the "Glidden" women in the provided photo!! This is REALLY TOUGH.....Just ENTER HERE by emailing GT. Remember, it is the FIRST to correctly identify ALL 5 of the ladies.

Josh And Mandy Head To TEXAS!!
Yes, this is news that many of you already know, as The Lambersons, Josh, Mandy and their kids are moving to Abilene, Texas. Josh has been hired as the OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR for the Abilene Christian football program. So GO WILDCATS!! Abilene Christian is a new DIVISION ONE school. They are building a new football stadium and will play a Division One schedule next year, including against New Mexico and Colorado State. WOW!! Abilene is west of Dallas and play in the Southland Conference. Always wishing everyone in the family the very, very best. Congrats to Mandy and Josh. Such an exciting opportunity!!

UGH......Trivia 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.

JACOB (LYNN'S) WINS
TRICKY DICK'S 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!!

Beth 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 Baseball League.....WOW!!

Jacob (LT's) Leads!!
3 Only A Point Behind!!
CLICK HERE FOR STANDINGS

TRYON SUPER 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.

Snow 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 place. Brrrrrr.

Remember 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 CLICK HERE and turn lime green (matching the shag rug) with jealousy!!

48 SAPS ENTER BOWL BONANZA!!
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 dropped. Just email me.

They 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.

Congratulations To Brett & Jenna!!
Yes, little Breckin is going to get a little playmate. Due in June. Congrats to Brett, jenna and Grandma Nancy and Grandpa Warren. GREAT NEWS!!

Tricky 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 together!!

CLICK HERE FOR A CHRISTMAS LETTER FROM KAZUKO

Wonderful 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!!

TRYON 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.


C.L.
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?

Happy 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!

Bryce 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!!

Emily (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 Cancer!!

 

First Place, Baby!!
UPDATE: TAKE THE TRIVIA QUIZ
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.

Some Great News!!
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 is thrilled!!

Van Meter Loses 35-14 to Western Christian Hull In State Semi-Final FB Game. Great Season, Eric!!

Some Sad, Densmore News!!
UPDATE FROM COUSIN DIANE D.:
Visitation for Robyn Hurley will be from noon - 2 pm Wed, Nov 16
at Hamilton's Funeral Home
http://www.hamiltonsfuneralhome.com/about_us/mitchellville.aspx

303 Center Avenue South,
Mitchellville, Iowa 50169
Ph: (515) 967-0770

The service will follow the visitation. Internment will be on Thursday at Graysville, Missouri.
The funeral home website isn't up to date as I type this.
The obituary should be in tomorrow's DM Register.

If you wish to contact Karen or her husband, contact Diane or myself for the address and/or phone number.

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 Clones!!
Tanner and Travis were at the Iowa Game.

UNION 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 3-1!!
A thriller, but now Union, LaPorte City plays for the State Championship against Dike, tomorrow afternoon @ 2:30 p.m.......Go Peyton!!
UNION, 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!!

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
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.

Union-Laporte 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. Go Peyton!!!!
Tammi 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!!
Iowa 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 Donna/Bruce.....Go Sticks!!
Cole 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!!
Great 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 by RT.
Cassidi 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 HERE. Congrats to Cassi!! Cassidi is a 5th grader.
Beth 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.
Heading West.....
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 return.
Tryon Baseball World Series!!
It is Beth's Team Frankenstein vs Chad's Team Stevens....they play thru Sunday. Good Luck To Both!! CLICK HERE for the current score.
Congratulations To Tanner!!
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.
Welcome 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!)
The Stork Reveals!!
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!!!
Natalie 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!!
Cole 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.
Ogden 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.
Peyton 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)
Mike's 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.
Schools Are Starting.....
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.
Stork Revealed!!
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 All....

 
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....
 

 
 
 

 

 

 


Happy Birthday,
President Lincoln
Remember when we used to celebrate his and Washington's?


Shhhhhhh,
Don't Tell Elizabeth Warren, or the Fake News  crowd, but the new and RACIST Attorney General Jeff Sessions received this from C. King & NAACP.


Len Dawson QB
Halftime Of The First
Super Bowl 1967

TAKE THE
TRIVIA QUIZ

January 2017

TAKE THE TRIVIA QUIZ!!
November 2016

February Events

February  2 Lucille Peterson's Birthday
February   3 Mark Tryon's (Jimmy's) Birthday
February   8 Todd Birthday
February   8 Tyler's Birthday
February 11 Emily's (Chad's) Birthday
February 22 Josh's (Jeff's) Birthday
February 23 Tim's Birthday
February 28 Susie and Jay's Anniversary
February 28 Mike's Birthday

 

PICTURES

The Watsons
(as drawn by Calista, Age 5)


Happy Birthday,
Julie!!

Colder than a well digger's ___. RT's first stop this a.m. was near Canada....at 22 below zero and that ain't wind chill.

Happiest Days!!

Happy Birthday, Katie Marie!!

Dale And Branstad Say,
"Go Cubs!!"

Connie, Katie & Dan

Janet Golfing In
Beautiful Utah!!

Drawing by Katie!!
Daughter of Dan/Connie. Granddaughter of Janet/Dale. Wow!!

SUMMER!!
Gia (3), Jadon (9)
Sara's kids on Diamond Lake

ALIENS From Outer Space
Seen In North Dakota???

Hudson-
King Of The Wild Frontier!
!

Johnny Takes Up Fly Fishing!!  Oops, this fish was caught by Gwen. Another Whopper!!

Sleepless In Seattle
Greetings From Cousin Jimmy

Melody's Big Day!!

Grandpa Surprises Kiya
At Her Daycare!!

Little Sister Is
Coming Home!!

Izzy & Cassidi

Bruce & Donna
Life Of Riley.
Eh. Uncle Jim Riley?

Todd And Wendy

Happy Birthday, Jan(with Shonna)

Go Cyclones!! Janet and Connie cheering them on.

Happy Birthday, Breckin!! Age Three!!

Hudson Turns The BIG THREE!!

The Peyton Parker Power Serve!!

Lunch @ Ames!! Susie,,Chris, Bev and Janet. Good Times!!

Cole Kaufman (Julie's) pitches at University of Minnesota Wooden Bat tournament. Go Cole!!!!

Play Ball!! Sofia, Chad and Emily's, trying to pitch like Aunt Julie!!

Fun In The Sun!!
Julie's @ Sara's

Pre-School Graduate No.3
Ella, daughter of Sara and John,
Granddaughter of Donna & Bruce

Another Graduate!!
Sofia, Daughter of Chad and Emily.Granddaughter of Donna and Bruce.

Tis The Season
 Of Graduations

Cole "enjoying" Suns Game!!

The DUKES Of Sheldon!!

The Kaufman Boys
 Having A Blast In Arizona!!

Bruce And Grandson, Jadon
Golfing In Arizona!!


Snowman @ Tammi's
Hmmmm, A Little Odd?

Roughnecks At
A Japanese Restaurant.

Portland (Travis')
Gives A News Conference!!

The Watson Elves Are Ready For Christmas!!

Breckin's First Basketball Camp!!
Any guess which one he is?
Nancy & Warren's Grandkids.
Deb and her kids, Alex and Emily are visiting Maxine and IOWA!!

The Highwayman's Company Announces NEW housing program for their employees. (Housing is in big demand and short supply in ND.)

ISU TAILGATORS
Go CLONES!!!

Before golfing, Double Digit Lynn was presented with a
snorkel and swim mask!!
A little water trouble, Lynn?


Zach Is Ready For Some
FOOTBALL!!!

Second Place In Sioux Falls
Open Golf Tourney!!
Donnie, JJ, Lynn and Todd

Softball Stars
Macy & Peyton

Golf Stars
@ Brooks

Alexis
Softball Team 10-1-1

Calista
Playing Blast Ball


Alexis
Mushroom Hunter Deluxe


Enjoying Arizona!!

z
Mandy And Kiya


Zach VS Nevada


Geeze, My Girls Are Growing UP!!
(Notice Cassi's shoes)


The New Lifeguard
At The Kiddie Pool?
Or one of the "Kiddies"?


Mark Twain? or
Old Man River?


Great Season, Nicole!!


Krazy Kats
(Rainbow Tigers)


Brett & Breckin
Radio Interview.


Snow Flake Dance!!
Two Princesses.


Four Generations!!


The Hat Left By Donnie


The Trudos In Colorado!!


Babies, Babies Everywhere!!


Go Cyclones!!!!


Nancy And Kids!!


Janet warming up for the
BIG ISU game.


Alexis And Nate


Hunk Of Burning Love!!


Cassidi and Fire.
(a barrel racing pony)


No Braces!!!
Woo Hoo!!!
Congrats To Katie!! (Oops)


Go Storm!!!


Loud and Proud!!
Tryon Enterprises @ Kinnick Stadium


Is Jerry The Only One With Hair?
Tyler, Todd, Jerry
 and Lynn (605-521-6056)


Calista's First Birthday!!


The Obama Administration.


The Kaufman's Cheer On
Freddie And The Clones!!
Or is that Brad inside his Halloween Costume?


Mike & Cindy at ISU game!!

FEATURED PHOTOS

Calista's first basketball game!
Emily (Deb's), another future basketball star, playing on a traveling team in Ohio.

Cousin Jim T and his kids!!
(Michelle and Mark)

Tyler and Jordan cheering on the Cyclones!!
The Highwayman
In Front Of Lynn's New Date-Mobile!
Travis and Lorrie's wedding was a wonderful time for all. What a neat couple! Welcome to the Tryon family, Lorrie!!
Todd And
Wendy's Family.
(Is that Uncle Lynn in the center?)


Just Doing Chores

YOU TUBE

Girls Of Summer

KOJ

WESTERN MOVIES/TV SHOWS

BOWL

FEB. Trivia

 
   

Winter Wonderland Gymnastics