Tim & Kim (8/8), Larry & Jan (6/18)
August 14, 2017
Of The Month??
Travis was determined.....Last year, he spent a
few bucks playing a carnival game of skill at
the Iowa State Fair....He knew he could
win....so for months, he set up a practice area
in his Hawkeye basement and practiced and
practiced.....Some game involving a washer on a
string and a beer bottle....So Saturday was his
BIG DAY at the Iowa State Fair.....Travis and
his family were waiting for the gates to
open....then he rushes in and heads to the
Midway, confident of his skills........You get
four chances for $10......What?....my day it was
a quarter.....Geeze, $2.50 a miss?.....this is
not gambling?....and the State of Iowa will not
allow Fan Duel or Draft Kings fantasy games????
because they say it IS gambling???? (Iowa also
has a state lottery and 19 casinos) (46 other
states allow fantasy sports)....Anyway.....Trav-man
plunked down his $10......and on his LAST try,
HE DID IT....A WINNER BABY!!!.....His prize was
a HUGE, stuffed bear....and I mean
HUGE....Portland was thrilled...Lorrie, not so
much.......but wait..... Travis now had to haul
around this MONSTER the rest of the day at the
fair!!.....It would not fit in his
car!!......and is TOO BIG for anyplace in his
house!!!...This is like the Godzilla Of Teddy
Bears.....(but it is Hawkeye colors)....Check
out the pictures......and notice the NOT VERY
HAPPY Carnival guy (no dress code?)....as Travis
carried his prize bear away from his
stand.....Nice job, Travvy...We are proud of
you!!!.....Hello eBay or Craig's
List?.....Gawkers are starting to drive by his
Waukee home.....barely believing their
eyes......Click Photos To Enlarge....Not sure if
this is a SAP story or a GREAT MOMENT IN TRYON
Inducted Into ADM Hall Of Fame!!
Mandy, daughter of Randy, was inducted into the
ADM Hall Of Fame this week. Also entering was a
NASA scientist who helped Apollo 13 (Tom Hanks)
return to earth. So it was not just athletics!!
Click To Enlarge pictures. The write-up of
Mandy's accomplishments are on picture No. 2 at
the bottom. Congrats to Mandy, Josh and all of
her family!! and GO Abilene Christian Wildcats!!
(Josh is their offensive coordinator) But what a
challenging schedule as they enter Division 1.
ALWAYS proud of all of our nieces, nephews, kids
and spouses!! Most of the photos by Travis.
Click To Enlarge.
Hit Wrigley Field!!
Doug, Jodie and Melody took in a Chicago Cubs
game in historic, Wrigley Field. This occurred
on Saturday, I think, and they saw a great game
vs the Washington Nationals....Cubs Won 7-4!!
Photo by Jodie.
Celebration Is Big Success!!
All School Reunion is Friday Night and the big
parade and other activities are Saturday/Sunday.
Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. A good
place to watch the parade is from Sandy's
backyard. Just bring a lawn chair. Food and
drink available at The Park. Jim and Nancy
Hulsebus are attending the All School Reunion.
Go Glidden Go!!
Watsons and grand kids are attending the
Indianola Balloon festivities....Travis and his
family are also there. Another gorgeous day in
Sap Of The
Of July: So I signed up for an online
banking type of account and they wanted to
verify who I am......I had to answer 3 multiple
choice questions......Which of the following
address did you once live at? They gave me 5
choices and one of the answers was None Of The
Above.......#2 Which of the following cars did
you once drive?.....Year and Model......#3 Which
of the following phone numbers did you once
have?......Well, I flunked it.....I think I
missed 2....I did not know the address, I think
they used that old, little blue house that we
ived in for less than a year in Nevada.....I
could not remember the year of the Ford Taurus I
drove for a couple of years and I think? I got
the phone number right, but am not
sure........Wait, You Mean The Trivia King
failed this quiz about himself?......Yep.....Oh,
I was NOT ALLOWED to retake the quiz for 48
hours.....I sure felt like an OLD SAP.
Of June: So one Sunday afternoon in June, I
was sitting in my easy chair watching the
Orioles lose again, when one of my beautiful
grand daughters came up and So Sweetly asked if
I could take her to Ames?...."Uh, Why?"...Well,
she wanted to see something...."Uh, OK"....Well,
immediately the other grand daughter joins us in
the car and we are off to Ames...About half way
there, I ask, "Where are we going?"...."To Petco"...."OK,
I have never been there"....We walk in and the
girls sprint to the back of the store, grab a
sales guy and before I know it, they are both
hugging guinea pigs....I asked them when they
saw these guinea pigs last and the answer
was?....."This morning"....Oh, Oh.....Seems Gwen
made a deal with them, if they did their chores
everyday for a week and helped around the house,
they could get them....and that morning they
were put on reserve....(the girls had already
named them)Well, the sales guy perked up and
said they were NOT ON RESERVE...against store
policy and they could be sold at
anytime....."Oh, Oh"...I had never seen such
LONG FACES....we left the store...the girls were
silent....they started texting Gwen....I tried
to stay out of it, but geeze.....never seen them
so sad....Well, Grandpa broke down and we went
back to the store....and I bought them....A big
sign said 50% off.....they were $40, so what is
$20, right?.....Petco asked if I wanted to be a
club member...."Uh, no thanks"....I go to the
and I discover that they were $40
APIECE.....Well, Ok.....I guess.....so here are
2 twenties....50 percent off......."UH,
NO.....to get the 50% off you need to be a club
member"....So I forked out almost $90 (with tax)
for two "pigs." So Welcome, to Oakley (Cassi's)
and Little Rascal (Alexis) to our home.....What
A Sap!!!......Next day, grand daughter asks for
$10 to buy a little stroller at a garage
sale...."Well, Ok"....(Does Grandpa Ever Say
No?)......Then, later that day, I see the girls
are "walking" their pigs with their new doll
stroller.....Man, Once A Sap, Always A Sap.....See
Of May: Jerry and Jerilyn head up North to
Danny's Pawn Shop and Massage Parlor....Jerry
(pictured) does this once a month as he is still
trying to unload OJ Simpson football cards and
SETS of Desert Storm Cards from the old card
show days......JJ was "shocked" to hear that he
actually sold $17 worth of stuff and was heading
North to collect his money......He brought a
trunk load of OLD jackets....Ar-We-Va football,
SF Storm, Carroll Villa/Bordello type
stuff....even an old Jefferson Ram coaching
shirt and an old GHS letter sweater....and a
couple of old 1970s sport coats....You know,
like Bobby Knight used to wear.....So he
collects his money and leaves his stuff with Dan
and drives home.....a few hours later, Danny was
SHOCKED to discover a $20 bill in one of the
jackets.....WHOA......then about ten minutes
later, he found ANOTHER $20 bill.....(along with
some torn up SODRAC PARK greyhound racing
betting stubs).....Wow, Christmas in May for
Danny!!.....So let's see....a tank full of gas
($40), four hours on the road, $$$ for Jerilyn
for shopping ($150)....Donations to Dan ($40) a
grand total of $250......all to collect
the $17.....PRICELESS....So If you NEED
CASH....just contact Jerry at 1-800-MO
MONEY.....He is THROWING money
around!!!.....People are starting to follow JJ
everywhere.....Kind of like, Pokemon Go, but
instead of monsters, it's money you are looking
Jerry and Jerilyn took a quick run up to North
Dakota this week.....they hit Deadwood, SD for a
second honeymoon, then ran up to Medora, ND to
see Deb (Jerilyn's sister) and Paul, then on to
Williston, ND to visit Lynn and Randy.....Tons
of fun....photo by RT.
Time In The Mountains!!
WW and Doug have returned from a fun trip to the
Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. They camped their
way out and back. Fort Laramie, Fort Phil
Kearney, Outlaw Cave, Medicine Wheel and Bear
Butte to name a few places. Great fun....here
are a couple of pictures from WW. Gorgeous
weather, but a little hot.
Believe It Or Not
102 degrees in Williston, North Dakota, today
(Friday).....RT has NO AIR CONDITIONING in his
work truck. It is broken. HOT TIMES
FUN (Click Photos To Enlarge)
First two pictures are of Jerry/Jerilyn's
grandkids enjoying good old Iowa summer
food! You can't beat corn on the cob and
chicken! Always great food at Grandma's.
Photos three and four are from Abilene,
Texas and 5 year old Kia. Daughter of
Mandy/Josh and grand daughter of Randy.
Kia is "working out" with the football
team and tubing on a Texas lake.
OUCH....Arizona Rattlers Upset Storm 50-41....
After trailing 34-7 at halftime, the Storm
mounted a furious comeback and just fell short
in the 2017 United Bowl. (The Championship of
Indoor Football) The game hurt even more as it
was played in Sioux Falls. (Saturday) This ended
a Storm 6 year winning the championship streak.
The Storm have won 11 titles in 12 years!!!
Arizona dominated the old Arena Football League
and this was their first year playing in the
Indoor League.....Talk about a rivalry being
formed. Another great season as the Storm end up
16-3. Congrats To Todd, Wendy and all of the
Tryon 4th July
Celebration Was BIG Success!
very nice turnout and the weather was perfect!!
Thanks To All For Attending!! Unofficially,
28........It sure was great visiting with
everyone. The BIG NEWS is Glidden built a brand
new, fancy shelter house right next to the one
we have been using. Next year we will be using
it as our old one will be torn down. The new one
is beautiful. Air conditioning, indoor rest
rooms, perfect for good or poor weather and
plenty of room. Even has a TV and looks like
some kind of kitchen. I took some pictures and
got most of those attending, but missed Tyler's
and family as they were busy swimming. Sorry.
There was a wonderful surprise when Travis,
Lorrie, Portland and their new baby, Brymlee
Rose showed up. Great Times!! My girls love the
swimming and LOVE the Dairy Mart ice cream!!
Thanks to Maxine for organizing this. Click
photos to enlarge. Photos by DBT.
Shonna & Brymlee
Lorrie & Portland
Jerilyn & Jerry
Maxine & Nancy
Donna & Jan
Warren & Doug
Cassi, Alexis, Gwen
Jodie & Janet
Bruce & Travis
Eric, Casey, Jack
The NEW Shelter
Back, Back, Back!!!
Alex Stoneman (son of Deb & Scott and grandson
of Ray and Maxine) played in the Cooperstown
All-Star Village Baseball Camp and tournaments
in COOPERSTOWN, New York. Home of the Baseball
Hall Of Fame!! 48 teams from all over the
country played. Alex plays for the Macedonia,
Ohio 12 and Under, Force Knights!! Well, on
Father's Day, he hit his first, out-of-the-park,
HOMERUN!! Then he hit two more the next two
days!! Wow!! Pictured is Scott, sister Emily,
Alex and Deb. So who is juicing the
baseballs?....Super Job, Alex and if you
sign......sign with the ORIOLES!!
4th CELEBRATION IN GLIDDEN!!
The Tryons will gather around Noon on Tuesday
for the 4th.....Bring a hot and cold dish and
your own drink, and maybe a lawn chair. Location
is the shelter house by the POOL....Beware,
there is a huge, brand new shelter house, but we
are in our usual one....Kids and some adults
love swimming!! Try to make a BIG EFFORT as we
only get together twice a year. LOVE to see the
LITTLE KIDS growing!! Making our FOLKS PROUD!!
Jim and Nancy H. will not be attending this
year, but WILL be coming to Glidden for the All
School Reunion/Sesquicentennial celebration.
They are honoring Jim's 65th class
reunion....WOW!! Hope to see you ALL on the
Fourth!!! Photo was taken July 4th, 2011....Wow,
do the times change......CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE.
PLAY IN UNITED BOWL July 8th @ Sioux Falls!! vs
Storm Defeat Iowa Barnstormers 45-24!!
Now they play the Barnstormers (13-3) in The
United Conference Championship Game, @ Sioux Falls, Saturday Night!!
5:00 p.m. Go Storm!!
Celebrate With The TRYONS, July 4th In Glidden!!
Keep the tradition alive!! At the shelter house
by the pool. Bring a warm and a cold dish and
your own drink. Maxine has the shelter
house reserved. Kids LOVE swimming in the
Glidden pool. Some old folks, too. Hope To See
Cambry Reese Watson!!
Welcome!! Cambry!! Born today, 8:49
a.m. (June 9) to Brett and Jenna. She is the 5th
grandchild for Nancy and Warren. Wonderful,
wonderful news and Jenna and baby are doing
well!! Cambry checked in at 8 lbs. 8 oz. and 22
inches. Congrats on the GREAT NEWS!! More
playmates. Her brother Breckin is thrilled!!
Click Photos To Enlarge.
And The Living Is EASY.........
Grab a pole, It's fishing time!! Pictured to
left is Cassidi and Jade (Beth's) and below is
Calista (Beth's) and Hudson (Beth's). Click on
pictures to enlarge. Some fun on a hot summer,
day!! (Nevada is FINALLY out of school!!)
Wild Time On Memorial Day!! Battling the wind, the pranksters and
did I mention the wind?.....3 teams of mainly
Tryons battled it out on the golf course @
Carroll, on Memorial Day. It was the annual 4
ball-best ball tournament.....Much
laughter....some POOR swings (see photos)....and
a little bubbly. Special thanks to Jerry and RT
for organizing this. Rumor is that JJ spent a
fortune on hosting this big bash. (The rumor is:
Jerilyn is still hoarse from barking out orders)
This is the first time that I was invited and
not so sure it will happen again...Pretty poor
golf...My golf was so poor that I tried to eat
my way out on JJ's deck. The winners were the
team of Donnie, a ringer (or was that his
inflatable "dummy friend" riding in the cart?),
Max and Austin (Maci's "friend").. they shot 6
under...Jerry and his boys (Todd, Lynn, Tyler)
shot 4 under and RT's Roughnecks (Tanner,
Travis, DBT) were 3 over....but it was very,
very windy.......So great to see most of Jerry's
clan and Randy's, too.....Mucho Fun!! Great
Memories!! Photos from RT and JJ.....Click
Photos To Enlarge!!
Parker Open House Was Last Sunday!!
Peyton Parker, daughter of Sherry and Todd and
granddaughter of Larry and Jan, graduates this
Sunday in La Porte City. Open House is
2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Lakeview Lodge at
Hickory Hills Park...3338 Hickory Hills Road. La
Porte City....Congrats to Peyton, Sherry, Todd,
LT and Jan. and Peyton's entire family. Big Day
for everyone!! Peyton will be playing softball
and volleyball at DMACC in Ankeny.
Birthday To My Favorite Ballplayer!!
Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Orioles turns 80
today.....80?...OMG...You kidding me?......One
of the greatest players of all-time. Only 16
gold gloves....MVP of American League and MVP of
World Series. Hall of Famer....Great Memories!!
First Class Guy!!
Shiloh Boys Latest Adventure....
Last week, the Shiloh Boys (WW and DBT) headed
to the Missouri River on a beautiful, spring
day. Looking for the sunken steamboat, The
Bertrand, which sunk in 1865 and was discovered
in 1969. Check out the story and pictures by
CLICKING HERE. Now, I made this
into a pdf file and you may be asked to OPEN or
SAVE it....I would just OPEN it. Viewed best in
Landscape mode on your computer or iPad. You can
ZOOM in easily or make FULL SCREEN. Let me
know if you have issues opening the pdf file.
Time At Natalie's Open House!!
Great to see so many family members and congrats
to Natalie, Tim/Kim and Larry/Jan.....Peyton's
is next. More details soon. Pictures are of
Natalie and beautiful quilt made by her
grandmother and a picture of my girls, who are
GROWING UP TOO FAST!! Natalie picture from
Todd's Sioux Falls Storm stomped the Spokane
Empire, 62-32, last weekend. This moves their
home winning streak to 67. Next game is Saturday
at Green Bay....Go Storm!!
Magnolia Ava Tryon!!!
Ooops, I kind of missed this....Magnolia was
born Saturday, April 29th to Michael and
Courtney Tryon. She is the granddaughter of Mike
and Cindy. Great granddaughter of Bill and
Sally. Magnolia checked in at 7lbs. 10 oz. 20
inches. Also pictured is Magnolia with her Dad,
Mom and sister Audrey and brother Carter.
Congrats to Michael/Courtney/Sally/Mike and
Cindy!! Great News!! Another cutie!!
Gwen's grandpa, my ex-father in law and a real
good guy, passed away Monday evening after some
tough medical issues. Services are Friday night
(Forest City) and Saturday. (Lake Mills) Ray was 88....He is survived by his wife,
Violet, and 4 daughters and a son....Picture is
Ray at Red Wing and Ray looking at his place
during a big Mississippi River flood........Rest In
Falls Storm Lose? 44-36!!
There went the 23 game winning streak....The
Storm lost to Texas (@ Wichita Falls) 44-36 on
Saturday night. The Storm STILL have their 66
game home winning streak going. Next game is
Spokane @ SF......Go Storm!!
NEWS!! Max, son of Tammi's and Jerry/Jerilyn's
grandson, Is Hired By Williamsburg Schools To
Teach As A Success Center Teacher!! CONGRATS
MAX!! He is now a RAIDER!!
Tryon's Open House Is Saturday, May 13th !!
Natalie, daughter of Tim and Kim and
granddaughter of Larry and Jan will graduate
next month at Roland-Story High School. Her Open
House is Saturday, May 13th and ALL TRYONS are
invited!! The Open House is from 9:00 a.m. -
NOON. @ Fairview Lodge, Grove Street (next to
the carousel) Story City, Iowa 50248. Come join
Natalie's family and friends and help her
celebrate this wonderful milestone. Now
Peyton Parker (Sherry/Todd, Larry/Jan's) is also
graduating next month. That Open House is May
28, in Laporte City.....More details later.
Congrats To All Of The Graduates And Their
Families!!! So put May 13th and May 28th
on your calendars!!!
Jan had a houseful on Easter. All of her and
Larry's grandkids were at the Ogden homestead to
enjoy some quality family time. (picture) And it
was a beautiful day!! Some fun....thanks to JJ
for sending me this classic photo. (as always,
Click Photos To Enlarge) Are these those little
kids who used to run around at The Lake on July
4th???? Gee Whiz.
In Time For Spring/Easter!!
The Glidden Hatchery Announces!!
A brand new batch of chicks from the
larger "hatcher". Great day in the
morning.....Two professional child models are
photographed with the brand, new chicks....the
tall child is a little "surly" as she squeezed
a chick a little too much and POOP dripped down
her front.....Nice......there went that modeling
career. Is Little Dickie laughing at sister,
Donna????? Photo from about 1955 or so. ....Phone 221 to
contact The Hatchery if interested in the
chicks. Ask for Clarence or his eldest son,
Raymond. This article sponsored by Gooch's Best
Feeds. (Dickie, the Chick Whisperer)
Doug Gets A Beautiful Quilt!!
Old Doug Stokke (age 60), was presented a hand
made quilt from Jodie and Nancy W. on Easter
Sunday. Nancy is a professional quilt maker and
throws in a wonderful, homemade meal with every
quilt....Just contact Nancy if you are
interested. Doug is currently employed at Iowa
State University as a token, conservative
professor in the Science department. (talk about
an extinct species) Isn't it sad to see our
foreign agents getting older? Jack Ryan,
Harrison Ford, Jack Bauer, Keifer Sutherland,
BRYNLEE ROSE TRYON!! Born at 10:26 a.m. today.
Daughter of Lorrie
and Travis, grand daughter of RT.
Checked in at 8 lbs. 4 oz. 20.5 inches.
Photo edited by RT, taken with PROUD SISTER
What a beautiful EASTER gift!!
(click photo to enlarge) Congrats To All!!!
News!! Welcome Sophie Mae!!!
Adam and Kristen Tryon are the VERY PROUD
parents of Sophie Mae, a beautiful daughter born
on Wednesday, April 5th. Sophie is the 5th great
grandchild for GT....and CONGRATS to Kevin and
Lori, the VERY PROUD Grandparents.....Everyone
is doing well....so a HUGE TRYON WELCOME to
Sophie Mae!!! What a cutie!!! Photo sent
(Lynn's) WINS NCAA!!
Hey, this guy also won the Bowl Bonanza!!
DBT takes second, Peyton Parker third, Dan The
Man fourth and Bruce gets fifth. WHAT A
CONTEST!! If Gonzaga would have won, 5
different people would have been in the
money.....Poor Randy got hosed....but SO
EXCITING!! Thanks To All For Playing.....IOUs
and winnings should go out this week.........On this week
in history, a young freshmen from North Carolina
hit the final, WINNING SHOT to win the NCAA
Championship (pictured).....It was 1982 and his name was
Michael Jordan.....Wonder what ever happened to
that guy? Did he ever make the NBA?
Here are 6 tremendous pictures from the history
of Shelby County.....How about a baseball team
with 2 Densmores and 2 Hulsebus'? How about a
photo of C.L. and his basketball
team?...baseball?....talk about priceless....How
about some pictures of Defiance, including 2 of
Tryon Produce with Uncle Jim and
Clarence....Pictures are from the Defiance
centennial book and were scanned by WW.......so
scanned photos from books are not the best, but
these are still priceless, especially when
zoomed in. Got to love the old cars!!
Main Street Defiance
The First Tryon Produce.
Folks lived upstairs, only 2 bedrooms.
It is where GT was born. Ray, Bill, Dale
and GT shared a bedroom.
(a real fire trap)
Enjoy A Chicago Cubs Game!! A Christmas gift from their kids....in Mesa,
AZ, they attended a Cubs vs Padres exhibition
game...Padres? They giving tickets away?....Cubs
are a TOUGH ticket to find as they are World
Champs....So eat your heart out, Todd
Parker....and other Cubs fans in the family.
WAY TIE FOR THE LEAD!!
Dan The Man and Gwen are now tied for
first....Big Shuffle Today....Bruce is in third,
Scott Stoneman has 4th and Lorrie and Cael K.
are tied for fifth....Still a ways to go
and others are IN THE HUNT!!
Each Round, The Points Double......So don't give
up hope....How bout the Dukies????......Ouch!!!!..And
Michigan? And Arizona?.......Some
family members are really crying......Big Ten
lost some one pointers....Wow!! And now Kansas?? More action
next weekend......watch the standings
HAVING FUN IN NEBRASKA!!
Priceless weekend in Kearney.....Mandy, Josh and
the grand kids.....Looks like lots of food and
drink. Nice get-away for The Highwayman. The
Lambersons have not yet moved to Texas, although
Josh is busy, working there. Photos by RT.
BRETT HIRED AS
HEAD BASKETBALL COACH @ INDIANOLA!!
Will teach Math and only coach Boys Basketball.
Congrats To Brett And Family!!
Tryon NCAA Basketball Contest Is UP!!!!
Be an Early Bird.....Entry is only 5
dollars, top five win money and last place gets
their entry returned!! Enter as many times as
you wish. Great Fun, for a really, cheap
price....Please, No Nicknames, Unless you
identify yourself....then no problem.....Tie
Breaker is TOTAL POINTS of the Championship
Game......after picking all games and
tiebreaker, Click Submit Button at the
bottom....It will tell you IF you left something
out.....No skill needed as Natalie Won Last
Year!!, with Dickie, Cassidi, Warren and Lynn
also in the money. (No offense to Natalie) so
look at those others!! Deadline will be Thursday
at NOON.....but you can and
The Good Life In ND......
RT helped Lynn find a great tax preparer and LT
saved so much, he treated RT for a steak
dinner!! Photo is from a cowboy saloon in
Alexander, ND.....and The Highwayman's drive was
a little snowy, but it is always snowy in North
To Undergo Hip Replacement!!
This Thursday in Carroll.....Our thoughts
and prayers go out to Maxine and all of her
family!! (Thanks for the news, JJ!!)
Van Meter (Jack Trudo) vs
OVERTIME----Pella 52 Van Meter 49
Jack scores 10. A thriller. Great Season,
Believe It Or Not....President Trump took the
time to make an ENORMOUS announcement! TANNER AND RACHEL ARE OFFICIALLY ENGAGED!!
Great News!! Tanner, son of RT, is engaged to
Rachel Caraher, who happens to be a graduate of
GLIDDEN!! and Iowa State. ( a Hawkeye and a
Cyclone?) They met at HY-VEE, in WDM, four years
ago. They are planning on an October, 2018
wedding. They both
work at Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Fabulous News and Congrats to not only Tanner,
Rachel but also, the Big Old, eh Oil Man. Photo
by the Tech Wizard of North Dakota. (RT)
Although, Trump actually DID announce this.
(Fake News?) And if you look closely, that
is actually a photo of their "engagement moment"
......according to Secret Service Sources and an
anonymous leak found by the NY Times.....
CONGRATS!! To Tanner And Rachel.....
Trudo's Van Meter Bulldogs Qualify For STATE!!
Jack is a junior at Van Meter and is the son of
Shonna/Eric and the grandson of Larry/Jan. The
DAWGS defeated AHSTW (Avoca) 73-53 to advance to
the Iowa Boys State Basketball Tournament....The
Girl's teams play this week and Boys a week
later.....Jack scored 13 points and is their
second leading scorer for the year. CONGRATS to
everyone, especially Jack. Go DAWGS!! Picture
and info from Nancy and JJ.....
Jeanette Stevens Passes
Bruce's Mother Passed Today, She Was 93.
Jeanette and husband Merle were long time
residents of Carroll.
Services are planned for Saturday, February 25,
The United Methodist Church, 1621 N. Main
Street, Carroll, Iowa
11:30 a.m. Family Time at UMC
12:00 p.m. Public Visitation
1:00 p.m. Service at UMC
Luncheon Following The Service In Fellowship
3:00 p.m. Private Family Burial Of Cremated
Jeanette and Merle attended many Tryon Family
gatherings and were great friends of The Folks.
They really enjoyed going for ice cream at the
Dairy Mart with Mom and Dad. Great family
memories, especially at the July 4th
celebrations on The Lake. (priceless)
Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire
Stevens family. UPDATE: In
lieu of flowers, there is a Memorial Fund in
Jeanette's name being collected by the United
Methodist Church. The proceeds will go to the
St. Anthony's Hospice Center. Just send
donations to the church, using Jeanette Stevens
name. Thank You.
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
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!!
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
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.
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.
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
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
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....
Believe It Or Not:
22 Years ago, July 13th, 1995....CL
Passed Away....What a sad day.....Info from RT.
Kayak Family. We now have four. Alexis, Cassi,
Johnny and Gwen taking photo.