January 22, 1938 - 20
John Nystrom drove his wife Evelyn the 12 miles to town in a Model A Ford pickup to Sacred Heart Hospital in Havre, Montana where Paul began his life on January 22, 1938. He was raised on a cattle ranch and brought up with cattle, horses, grass, hay, barbed wire fences, the big blue sky, blizzards and four brothers.
After Paul graduated from the Universtiy, he was Pastor, Youth Director and worked in Public Relations for churches in Nebraska, Oregon, Minnesota and Arizona. He and his family performed Gospel programs in many states. All through out his ministry years he managed to live on small places with horses (always horses), cattle, sheep and miscellaneous burros, llamas, dogs, cats along with his wife, three children and three grandchildren. He later inherited two stepchildren and three step grandchildren. Upon retirement from the ministry, he worked with Insurance Planning, Old Western Music Shows and Gospel Music cenues, Paul has ssung for hundreds of churches, nursing homes, schools, funerals, weddings and many other places.
Retirement seemed illusive for Paul doing funeral services, singing, and taking care of his senior clientele, continuing concerts, and becoming a Mortgage Broker. Never letting his music take a back seat, at 73 he decided to take up the cello again, taking lessons and joing the Symphony. A day does not go by without "touching" his instruments and mixing in another recording from time to time. Paul's philosphy about life and music was "I will praise God and lift people up with whatever God has given me. I was born to sing a happy song and i will share it any time and place as often and as long as I am able."