Lonely widower builds pool in backyard and opens it to entire neighborhood to cope with grief

Many people find it hard to let go of the pain. Some say it’s better to cry it out; others believe that they should divert their attention and spend their time keeping busy. But no amount of any of those two can amount to the grief felt after losing someone you love so much.

This 98-year-old retired judge was in great grief when he lost his wife.

Keith Davidson is a retired district court judge who lost his wife Evy to cancer in 2016. They were married for 66 years. His grief was understandable. Losing someone so important to you and who was with you for that long can bring a lot of pain.
Lonely widower builds pool in backyard and opens it to entire neighborhood to cope with grief

“You just can’t imagine what it’s like. You cry a lot. That’s just the way it is because she’s not here,” he said in an interview with KARE 11.

The following year, Keith had enough of the grief.

He decided that he can turn his lonely home into a place full of joy. That’s when he decided what the neighbors thought was a crazy idea – but an amazing one at the same time.

He installed an in-ground pool in his backyard.