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Marion still ‘home’ for ’67 graduate

Staff writer

Marsha Childs Postar has lived in many places — and visited even more — but Marion always will be home to her.

She plans to be in town for Old Settlers Day, as is her tradition.

“I come every year. I wouldn’t miss an Old Settlers Day,” she said. “When I can’t drive anymore, I’ll take a plane, and when I can’t do that anymore, I’ll hire someone to haul me.”

Postar went to cosmetology school with three other women from her class and owned two beauty salons in Kansas.

“After I came to Texas, I worked at a bank, and I had my real estate license,” she said.

She also owned a business specializing in real estate photography. She’s been retired for 20 years.

Travel has been a mainstay for Postar throughout her life. She’s been just about everywhere — throughout Europe, Russia, South America and Asia, to name a few places she’s pinned on a map in her home.

“My favorite place is Africa, and I would go back in a heartbeat,” she said.

There was a time Postar wouldn’t have dreamed of traveling around the world.

She was stricken with polio the summer before she went into first grade. She was paralyzed from her neck down for about two weeks. She went to school half-days for a while but finished with her class.

“There were lots of kids in Marion who had it,” she said.

Last modified Sept. 22, 2022