This autobiography is the story of an authentic Georgia lumberman. Bill Griffin has captured the essence of culture in rural Georgia while painting an intimate picture of the sawmilling industry in his home state. Within the framework of his narrative, he has interwoven colorful stories about his personal life and family relationships, as well as the development of his business, Griffin Lumber Company, which he began in 1948. Bill has lived in Georgia his entire life and this story displays his pride in his family and region of origin from the very beginning. He introduces his grandfather and grandmother, his father, mother, and sisters, his own family, his grandchildren-of whom his son and four of the grandsons are presently running the family business-and now his great-grandchildren are coming along, which include his namesake William Henry Griffin V.