I'm currently reading Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. In the book Dan Torrance has a friend named Billy Freeman. My question is: is Billy Freeman related/a descendant of Abigail Freeman (Mother Abigail) from The Stand? On page 411 Dan gives Billy an alibi: "You're traveling with your granddaughter, got it?" Billy responds, "Yeah. My granddaughter. Abby Freeman." Is this just a cute little easter egg, or is there actually a connection there?