Sister Barbara Makar: An Interview
Small towns are charming places for shopping and socializing; but also for growing-up. It is no longer true today since office buildings have taken over and the stores moved to the large malls. Back in 1930, I was born on a 50-acre farm on the outskirts of a small town, Greensburg, Pennsylvania. My parents John and Antoinette Papas Makar were born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. They were country-folk and courted for three weeks before they married. They were blessed with twelve children, nine survived to maturity. A unique aspect of our family is the birth order: boy, girl, boy, girl down to the very last. I was fifth, the middle child. Read more.