Merce Cunningham’s parents were going to
Seattle to see their other son, Jack.
Mrs. Cunningham was driving.
Mr. Cunningham said,
“Don’t you think you should go a
little slower? You’ll get
caught.” He gave this warning several
times. Finally, on
the outskirts of Seattle, they
were stopped by a policeman.
He asked to see Mrs. Cunningham’s
license. She rummaged around
in her bag and said, “I just
don’t seem to be able to find it.”
He then asked to see the registration.
She looked for it but
unsuccessfully. The officer
then said, “Well,
what are we going to do with you?”
Mrs. Cunningham started the engine.
Before she drove off,
she said, “I just
don’t have any more time to waste
talking with you. Good-by.”