This 94-Year-Old Widower Found A Fun Way to Bring the Community to Him
A 94-year-old widower decided that he’s finally had enough with a quiet and lonely backyard, so he made a change that his whole neighborhood could appreciate.
Keith Davison, a retired lawyer and judge, built an in-ground pool for the community to come and enjoy.
“The house was pretty darn quiet when she was gone,” Davison told ABC News. “She was the most important thing in my life and always was for years. So I went through the initial grieving process and I felt like I needed to do something more.”
The Morris, Minnesota, man hoped to do something constructive to distract him from his sadness over the 2016 death of his wife Evy. Davison had been with his wife for 66 years.
“I had a fairytale life, and after my wife died, that ended,” he told People. “You get used to having a person there to enjoy, and now this doggone place is just so quiet. The pool has been a diversion from that.”
The 32-foot pool opened up in July and has been a huge hit with the neighborhood kids so far. His only rule is that parents or guardians must be nearby to supervise their children. Parents seem to be thrilled to hang around.
“He has just been an amazing neighbor and he just loves children,” said neighbor Jaime Mundal. “He’s kind of adopted all of the neighborhood kids.”
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