My maternal grandmother, Eldora Thankful Sampson (nee: Hill; b 1866, d 1953) loved to go and watch race cars race and horses race. This was probably in the 1920s, in either Creston or Monroe, Iowa. I’m still surprised that my grandmother so enjoyed watching race cars. She was so dignified and quite. It didn’t seem like her.
My first-born, Reid, thought it might have been because she liked the excitement of watching the fastest things on Earth in the 1920s (horses and cars), with multiple competitors all racing toward a finish line.