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“But, Miss Divine never brought you a mango until it was rrrotten!”

Posted on Sunday, January 13th, 2008.


(L-R: James Ransom; Dave Isay; Cherie Johnson)

So spoke Cherie Johnson about Sunday school teacher, Miss Divine. StoryCorps alumni and special guests, cousins Cherie Johnson and James Ransom, drove from Tampa, Florida, to join Dave Isay during yesterday’s book signing at the Orlando Public Library.


(James Ransom)

It was an honor and privilege to meet Cherie Johnson and James Ransom.


Cherie Johnson and James Ransom’s memories of Miss Divine can be found in the “Home and Family” section of StoryCorps’ first book, Listening is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project.

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  • Miss Divine was a true matriarch and someone that I will always remember with great respect. She insisted that we learn the entire Living Word of God and memorize “the ten commandments” to be recited at random during Sunday School @ Rogers Memorial United Methodist Church, Bradenton FL USA. All 7 of my children and 10 grandchildren know of Miss Divine. The adulation and genuine Agape Love for her is felt throughout our dialogue.

    Comment from Tommy Curtis on January 16, 2008 at 9:38 pm - Reply to this Comment

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