Co-owners and operators of Selby Florist, Denton, Texas. SELBY, Lewis Marie. Family background; education; Depression; teaching career; marriage; entering family business. SELBY, R. L., Jr. Family background; education; Depression; work as youth in father’s nursery; full-time entry into family business. SELBY, R. L. and Lewis Marie (joint Interview). Growth of sales volume and variety of plants at family nursery; distribution; improvements in equipment; Depression; opening of retail florist shop; World War II; sole owners of retail store, 1949; credit policies; employee relations; opening of garden center; trade association activities; reasons for success; sale of business.