An 87-year-old man built a wooden cathedral to remind his ailing wife of their time together in Europe.

Gerald LeSiege took up woodworking to help cope with his wife’s illness, and the pressure of being a caretaker. What resulted was a five-foot cathedral clock made with ten different types of wood intricately carved and illuminated with lights and glass windows.

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LeSiege’s wife of more than 60 years, can no longer speak, but she enjoys touching the tabletop replica. He hopes, despite her alzheimer’s, the cathedral will help her remember the time they shared together visiting Europe.

“What got to our heart, and made us feel real warm and close, was all of the architectural beauty of Europe, says Gerald.

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