Thank you. I spent 3 evenings trying to figure this simple thing out.
I have tried a lot of "HOW TOs" from other places so this may not be the whole story. But I think it is.
I changed line 4 of/usr/share/apps/kdm/sessions/openbox.desktop
and my /home/me/.config/openbox/autostart.sh
file now functions. Here is my autostart file for reference.
feh --bg-scale /home/dad/Pictures/kingfisher.jpg &
(sleep 1s && wbar) &
Thanks again nightflier.