The Orange Service League Follies show of 1968 created a friendship between Skipper Free and Ron Decker that blossomed for many years! They became involved in O.C.P. that delighted many people on stage, back stage and out front.

Ron had been a high school French and English teacher in the Houston area. His father, Thad Decker, offered him a position at the Metal Depot where he worked until his death from lung cancer.

The photo was taken on his 47th birthday on Dec. 18, 1989 with his friend Skipper Free, who gifted him with a bone hat and a rubber chicken. Ron would have been 69 years old this Sunday.