“At my mother's wake, someone said, 'Johnny, your teacher's here.'”

It was just two days before Christmas in 1958 when John Cruitt’s mother died after a serious illness.

He was a student in Cecile Doyle’s third grade class at the time.

More than 50 years later, John tracked down his former teacher, to tell her how she helped him through that difficult time.

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Recorded in Monroe, New York
Music Info: "A Spire" by Tape
Produced by Katie Simon with Michael Garofalo
Facilitated by John White
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