Connector, Dan Ward – Corresponding Secretary Yale Class ’55 wrote in Yale Alumni Magazine – Mar/Apr 2021
Looking for some cheerful news to include in these notes and knowing of his sunny outlook, I wrote to Billy Lee. Here is his reply : “Dear Dan, just to cheer you up a little. I’ve found that sharing ideas or just good feelings can be very meaningful, cheerful, and satisfying. My 14 – month old website < https://friendshipology> has so far collected 80 plus articles shining light on various aspects of friendship and friendshipology. Even though not yet an expert on the subject, I am thinking about doing a digital lesson on ‘ How to Make Friends’ for secondary school students or their parents. I like my classmates to share ideas and stories with me – magic moments, awkward moments, what happened, why, when, where, and how ? Can you help spread this idea for me ? Reply to WilliamMSLee@gmail.com. Thanks ! Cheers with warm affection always, Billy Ming Sing Lee YC”55.”
Paul Dietche YC’53 saw that note and responded spontaneously:
Billy- Glad to catch up with you. I greatly wish you could have stayed with us after those 4 goals at Navy! Very best – Paul Dietche
Billy was so Grateful and wrote back to Paul :
How nice to hear from you, Paul – after almost 70 years.
You know, I think of you whenever I watch Roger Federer
play tennis – the grace of movement and the intelligent
playing – you of course on the soccer field. I loved
especially your forward diving headers from the center field.
Furthermore, on or off the field, you were a kind gentleman!
Did you get my email address from the Yale Alumni News?
Indeed, I should thank Dan Ward for facilitating our Magic
Reconnect. I am copying this note to him so that he will have
more cheerful news to report. I am also copying this to
Mason Willrich who captained the Yale Soccer team the
year after you graduated.
BTW, will you be willing to write something for my Friendship
website <https://friendshipology.net> ? Love to hear your
thoughts or good stories. Cheers !
Billy MingSing YC’55
Within one day, we heard back from, Mason Willwich with cheers !