My grandfather's brother Lewie John used to bring his wife (another Kate called Kate Mike as her maiden name was McMichael) to eat on a Saturday night and he would load us up and take us for a drive. Many times he would go out to Red's Barber Shop in Campus town and get his hairs cut while we waited in the car. I can remember one time when I could finally stretch across the backseat of his old Nash Rambler and reach from my head to my toes.
These were a part of my extended family. I walked to my great Uncle Lew and Aunt Kate's place every day for lunch and spent Wednesday nights at their place. They lived in the house at 522 Crawford that my great grandfather Underwood build.
I know that every person has a wonderful family.. well most everyone. I am extremely fortunate to have had the one I had.
The house at 522 Crawford still stands the house at 13th and Burnett was torn down and the Assembly of God church built a large church there. I am sure that it would have come down eventually but I will always remember with fondness the Cole House.