Paul Joseph Brennan was born in the Boston Children's Hospital. He was one of five children. His early childhood memories were happy even though his family had some troubles. Then the trials became such that he quit school and left home at the age of fourteen. His education consisted mostly from the school of hard knocks, a tough taskmaster. His journey through his trials was difficult, but he is grateful that he was able to survive and find joy in his life. Paul's wife and family are his greatest treasure. Their married children and grandchildren live near them in Southern Utah.