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94-Year-Old Man Builds Pool In His Backyard For Neighborhood Kids So He Wouldn’t Be Lonely After Wife Died
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94-Year-Old Man Builds Pool In His Backyard For Neighborhood Kids So He Wouldn’t Be Lonely After Wife Died

When Evy Davison passed away from cancer in April 2016, Keith, her husband of 66 years, couldn’t bear the silence of being at home alone. “You just can’t imagine what it’s like,” Davison says in the video below. “You cry a lot. That’s just the way it is because she’s not here.” So the 94-year-old retired judge decided to install a swimming pool in his backyard in Morris, Minnesota, and now he has so many visitors that his house will never be quiet again!

The pool, which measures 16ft (4.9m) by 32ft (9.8m), was installed earlier this year before the kindly nonagenarian unveiled it to the neighborhood kids in July. Despite having three adult children, Davison has no grandchildren, but as one neighbor rightly told him, “you kind of adopted our whole neighborhood of kids. These are your grandchildren.” Davison no longer feels alone, although he does enjoy a quiet swim…on the rare occasion that the pool is free, that is.

When Keith Davison’s wife died after 66 years together, he couldn’t bear the silence of being home alone

Image credits: Boyd Huppert

So this former judge decided to build a swimming pool in his back yard for the neighborhood kids

Image credits: KARE 11

Now the 94-year-old’s house is never quiet!

Image credits: Boyd Huppert

The pool measures 16ft (4.9m) by 32ft (9.8m)

Image credits: KARE 11

More than enough space to fit plenty of noisy children!

Image credits: Boyd Huppert

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PsychoPrincess
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4 years ago

I could just imagine how much silence there would be after 66 years with somebody you loved. I'm glad he's found a little bit of happiness in a sad time. It's nice to see Subway free for the kids to go and have fun is it enough spots that are free so low income families can enjoy

PsychoPrincess
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4 years ago

*Something not Subway*

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Xmayze
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4 years ago

I LOVE this! There are so many places where people would be suspicious of an old man building a pool to encourage kids to come round. I think it's beautiful. Although I suppose it helps that he was a judge.

Bobbi Newell
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4 years ago

It sounds like he and his wife had already established close ties in their neighborhood. It's that building of trust that sparked the positive response.

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PurpleUnicorn
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4 years ago

I declare this pool... open!

Yang Yue
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4 years ago

HERBERT!

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PsychoPrincess
Community Member
4 years ago

I could just imagine how much silence there would be after 66 years with somebody you loved. I'm glad he's found a little bit of happiness in a sad time. It's nice to see Subway free for the kids to go and have fun is it enough spots that are free so low income families can enjoy

PsychoPrincess
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4 years ago

*Something not Subway*

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Xmayze
Community Member
4 years ago

I LOVE this! There are so many places where people would be suspicious of an old man building a pool to encourage kids to come round. I think it's beautiful. Although I suppose it helps that he was a judge.

Bobbi Newell
Community Member
4 years ago

It sounds like he and his wife had already established close ties in their neighborhood. It's that building of trust that sparked the positive response.

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PurpleUnicorn
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4 years ago

I declare this pool... open!

Yang Yue
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4 years ago

HERBERT!

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