Vintage | Family | Uplifting | Food

98-Year-Old Man Copes With The Loss Of His Wife By Baking Hundreds Of Pies

When Lou Keller's wife passed away after 72 years of marriage he wasn't sure what he was going to do. He was 98 and needed something to fill his time and so he took up a new hobby that is pretty wonderful.

"I love eating. Let's put it that way. I love sweets," he explained as a part of his reasoning. He has always been a good baker, but now he has taken it to another level.

Now he spends each and every day baking pies and cakes and other sweet treats. His kitchen must smell great!

The sweetest part about this story isn't the desserts, but he actually gives away all the baked foods to others who are sick, or even other widowers and widows. He even makes some desserts for diabetics without sugar so they can enjoy them just as much!

“To see the smile on their face. That’s worth all the money in the world. Nobody can buy that,” he said, “That smile means so much to me.”

While he misses his wife, each dessert he bakes acts as a little tribute to her. He explained that his wife had picked out the oven that he is still using when they moved in 62 years ago and because of that he thinks of her every time he uses it.

In his first year of baking he made over 140 pies, each of them made with care and his secret ingredient, "Everything I do, I do it with love. That's my secret ingredient, is love."  

Related Articles