I tried to get my wife to write this article about me, but she refused, saying she knew a lot of things that might not be told. Have you ever tried to write something about yourself? If you have, you know the delirium that I am in. Just about what the Bible says in James 1:23-24: "...like a man who looks in a mirror and sees himself as he is. He takes a look and then goes away; and then forgets what he looks like."

William Preston (Ted) Brian, born October 9, 1910, Eastland County, Texas, the ninth child of Kleber Dessex and Elizabeth Melton Brian, m. Inez Cherry, Lorenzo, Texas, December 25, 1933. Inez the daughter of John Melvin and Annie Atwood Cherry. The Lord blessed our home with four children, two boys and two girls as follows:

1. William Preston Brian, Jr. , b. October 15, 1934, m. Ruth Rowlands, March 11, 1956, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ceremony performed by Rev. J. W. Ware, pastor of a Southern Baptist Church where they attended and met. They have two sons:
a. Ronny Duane Brian, b. June 24, 1957, Edwards, California, in Air Force Base Hospital.

b. Joel Kevin Brian, b. November 24, 1960, in Hollywood, California.

Preston and Ruth do hospital work, called to help suffering humanity.
2. Annie Beth Brian Roby, b. November 11, 1935, at Lorenzo, Texas, m. Alexander Eugene Roby, December 23, 1955. Ceremony performed by Ted Brian, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Dos Palos, California. Lex's parents are Albert Eugene and Beatrice Brown Roby, Alenreed, Texas. Grandparents: Thomas Jefferson and Harriet Graham Roby, State of Nebraska. Beth and Lex have three children:
a. Rodney Eugene Roby, b. March 19, 1957, born in Oroville, California.

b. Delinda Renee Roby, b. March 4, 1958, in Hollywood, California.

c. Rebecca Ann Roby, b. July 13, 1963, Lubbock, Texas.

Beth and Lex are teaching school in 0dessa, Texas.
3. Thomas Jefferson Brian, b. July 4, 1944, Abilene, Texas, m. Edith Ann Emmett of Dallas, Texas, August 22, 1969, in the First Baptist Church of Lorenzo, Texas. Ceremony performed by Ted Brian. Edith Ann's parents, Dr. and Mrs. George E. Emmett. Tom and Ann are in the teaching profession. Ann is teaching in the elementary school and Tom is the elementary principal.

4. Cherrydel Brian, b. January 8, 1946, Tulia, Texas. She is art instructor in the Nimitz junior High School, Odessa, Texas.

Inez Cherry Brian and William Preston (Ted) Brian

Left to right: Joel Brian, Rodney Roby, Ronny Brian, Rebecca Roby, and Renee Roby.  Picture made in Lubbock Park, Lubbock, Texas.

Left to right: William Preston Brian, Jr., Cherrydel Brian, Beth Brian Roby, Thomas Jefferson Brian, William Preston Brian Sr. and Inez Cherry Brian.