Why Hank Aaron’s father didn’t want a better house.

“I tried to get my father to move to a house I bought for him. There was one morning he was outside, trying to crank start his car,” Aaron recalls what his father said:

“Listen. I know what you’re trying to do. You’re trying to get your mother and I to move to that house you just bought. But we’re not going anywhere. All these people here, there’s not that many, maybe five or six families, these are friends of mine. I can wake up in the morning. I walk down. I can say hello to Stella, or whatever. These are friends of mine. I’m not going anywhere. So, you can take that money you paid for a house and get a refund.”

Aaron’s estimated net worth was twenty-five million dollars when he passed away, but this comment from his father shows value.