The cynical can refer to David Rosner's beginning as "the old story" of a penniless immigrant making good.
The picture of Mr. Rosner arriving in New York City at the age of twenty-two from his native Hungary with a few coins making a brave attempt at a jingle in his pocket. The picture was repeated a million times in the early days of the century. So was the picture of the first year...David Rosner, working as a tinsmith in New York City. Saving a little at a time-he worked toward-his goal of establishing his own little shop. In 1911, the shop took shape in Yonkers, New York. Mr. Rosner's life became "the old story" of back-breaking work at all hours to keep a growing family housed, clothed and fed.
To the cynical...a question...where would America be "without the old story."