Every Time An Old Person Dies, A Library Burns To The Ground

A couple years ago I filmed an episode of my show, The Hook-Up, in The Bronx where Goose Gossage helped me create a New York Yankees-themed room for the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. This establishment houses over 800 seniors, and when I heard about what they do, I knew it was a place where I could make an impact.

I wanted kids to have somewhere they could go feel comfortable when they visited their grandparents at the home--a place where everyone could enjoy the team they love while getting to spend time with each other.

Younger generations should always spend time with their grandparents and older relatives. There's such a wealth of knowledge there from life experiences and a lot to be learned from.

When an old man (or woman) dies, a library burns to the ground.
- African proverb

Maybe today is the day you call your grandparents to simply say hello, and try to learn as much from them as you possibly can.


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