The year is 1950. Young John Reed, a newly graduated Textile Engineer, lands his first job as a trainee in a Goodyear mill in the small town of Rockledge, Georgia. His financial situation dictates the necessity to seek a room in a boarding house for bachelor mill workers. From his first day at the Marble Hill, John discovers that his life will never be the same after exposure to the cast of zany characters there. The story is humorous, raunchy at times, and written with the safety off.