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Dear Editor:My parents, Vi and Russ Decker, lived in Basalt for a long time. They ran Roaring Fork Linen Co. My parents were involved with the Basalt chamber. They, along with other people, helped get the “Caboose” to Basalt.They were clowns at clean-up week and tap-dancing clowns at the kids’ dance recital with Sandy Larsen. For years, they were Mr. and Mrs. Claus around Basalt and all over the valley, including the annual tree lighting at the Sardy House.My father Russ is no longer with us. He’s up at the Monastery, St. Benedict’s in Old Snowmass. My parents were friends with many of the brothers. My mother, with my father’s help (again), arranged a few parades in Basalt, with the Shriners in attendance. I think they came for the picnic that my parents would have for them afterward.Needless to say, Mary Jo, Russ, Tom, Tim and myself had the “fun parents.” My mother recently had a heart attack, then a birthday. She’s 82 and she’s doing great. I thought it would be fun for her to get cards or letters from the people she knows in the valley. Get your pens out!Her address is Violet Decker, 19900 128th St., Bristol, Wis. 53104.Terry DeckerAspen


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