Mara (1928) was born in Ljubljana and spent her youth in Domžale. She finished high school and wanted to study chemistry or pharmacy. Because of her family’s situation she found a job and spent her whole life working in accounting. Nearly 20 years ago, she left her home and moved to the Fužine Retirement Home. She decided to do this on her own, which she does not regret. At the beginning, she felt homesick but good mood and positive thinking got her feeling better in no time. She still loves learning new things and makes people around her happy, especially children.