in an interview with Woody’s son:
In all of your research for this project and personal memories and stories you’ve collected over the years, do you have a favorite New York-related anecdote or story about your father?
One of my favorite stories, from my mother, happened when we were living out in Coney Island. My dad left a note on the table that said “Went out to get cigarettes.” He came home two weeks later. Turns out he had met someone at the corner store who told him about something that was going on in the city, so he went there to find out what was happening. There he ran into someone else, who told him there was something going on in Jersey, so he went there to find out what was going on in Jersey. There, he ran into someone who told him something was going on in Philly, so he went to Philly to see what was going on.
He finally came home two weeks later, without any cigarettes. So he went back out to get some cigarettes.