At the end of a long rutted trail through hilly pine woods sits a classroom no child has ever dreaded.
Instead of paper airplanes, dragonflies dart. Lessons involve the art of the cast and how to avoid sharp fins. There is no need for pencils, no. 2 or otherwise, and an aced test gets stored in a five gallon bucket.
For 20 years Henry Olin Mathis has opened his private pond to the children of Glascock County and the last week of school means elementary students line the banks learning how to fish.