A retired Minnesota judge builds a pool in his backyard so neighborhood kids will have a place to swim and he’ll have some company.
After Keith Davison’s wife passed away last year, the retired judge from Morris, Minnesota spent months grieving. The 94-year-old had been married for 66 years, so it wasn’t easy to adjust to life alone. He has three adult children, but no grandkids of his own, but he had a swimming pool built in his backyard to give kids in his neighborhood a place to have fun and now he’s not so lonely anymore.
Davison’s neighbors thought he was kidding when he mentioned the idea, but now they’re happy to have a local place to swim since their town doesn’t have an outdoor public pool. Neighbor Jessica Huebner swims there with her family regularly and says, “It’s him spreading joy throughout our neighborhood for these kids.”
And Davison is thrilled to have a pool full of visitors. “I’m not sitting by myself looking at the walls,” he says. “What else would you think of doing where you could have a whole bunch of kids over every afternoon?”
Source: 12 News