Mari (1928) was born in Zadobrava, Ljubljana. She was a third child and lived on a small farm. She wanted to study very much, but since she had no money she became a seamstress. After getting married, she moved to Zalog, where she loved taking care of flowers and arranging her garden. Unfortunately, she soon became a widow and had to take care of her son all by herself. When he was little she did not have the time to read him fairy tales, since she worked many shifts in a factory. However, she loved reading to her granddaughter and great-granddaughter. She has been living in the Fužine Retirement Home for 5 years, where she enjoys hanging out with her friends and making rag dolls.