Cathi says she heard that the Willie in question used to go by Liam. Then he got married and changed his name to Willie.
I say, “Still sounds like a long shot. The Liam I knew was one of the most honorable people I ever met. He’d never steal another man’s rubber-band ball. But then again,” I recall, “after he got married, he sort of disappeared. We didn’t have a falling-out, but he stopped returning my calls. I left some messages, asking if I’d done something to insult him, but he never got back to me.”