Teddie S.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 192



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
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Chapter 192


We prepare for the move.
The House Blessing Ceremony.
Our first night.
Moving day.
Our first dinner party.


Moving is a pain! ~o~O~o~ We are staying here tonight! ~o~O~o~ Naainish and the House Blessing Ceremony. ~o~O~o~ We did it. We moved. ~o~O~o~ A gift from Aunt Ruth. ~o~O~o~ A dinner party. And, yes Jackie you are one of us.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 191



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
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Chapter 191


Miss Nez! You bought this!
Phone calls.
A visit to the Eagles and a surprise.

 
 


We meet our other neighbor. ~o~O~o~ We learn the Senators true feelings about the Mayor. ~o~O~o~ Dr. Joe didn't believe me. ~o~O~o~
We made arraignments for the ceremony and to move. ~o~O~o~ The Eagles have a surprise for us.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 190



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
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Chapter 190


A Yei for Jackie.
A seminar to fix things?
Another trip to Los Alamos.
More teaching and a new job?
It’s ours and meeting the neighbors.

 
 


Back to Los Alamos and I'm hurt. ~o~O~o~ Amy gives Jackie the Yei pottery. ~o~O~o~ New jobs for Jackie and me? ~o~O~o~ A walkthrough. ~o~O~o~ It's ours. ~o~O~o~ We meet one of our neighbors.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 189



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 189


Senator Tso and the Mayor?
A trip to the bank.
The Eagles and the Eaglets.
Aunt Ginny and Senator Tso.

 
 


Not Tom again! ~o~O~o~ Why are the Mayor and the Senator friendly? ~o~O~o~ Another stop at the bank. ~o~O~o~ A talk about Tom. ~o~O~o~ It serves the Fish & Wildlife people right! ~o~O~o~ My cheek's not bruised. Is it? ~o~O~o~ Aunt Ginny, what do you know about Senator Tso?

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 188



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 188


An apology.
The project is finished.
The house.
Grandma’s car.
Not again, and not here!


An apology? ~o~O~o~ The final test. ~o~O~o~ The feast for Mrs. Tl'izilani. ~o~O~o~ The house. Can we do this? ~o~O~o~ To the resort. A car. And now this! ~o~O~o~I can drive. Can't I?

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 187



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 187


Me in a suit and tie!?
The christening.
A trip to the bank and lawyer.
Too nervous to work.

 
 


I'm jealous of Amy! ~o~O~o~ Saturday could be the day. ~o~O~o~ The people at the bank are surprised. ~o~O~o~ Chief Clah. This could be interesting. ~o~O~o~ The '57 Chevy goes for a drive.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 186



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 186


A challenge.
Off to Ohio for a good thing.
We meet Little Larry.
What do I wear to a christening?

 
 


I'm teaching this because I can! ~o~O~o~ Off to Ohio for a good time. ~o~O~o~ He is just so cute! ~o~O~o~ The crew is back together. At least for now. ~o~O~o~ A suit!?

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 185



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 185


Dinner with my Aunt and Uncle.
A long term test.
A sad visit with Sam Tl'izilani’s family.

 
 


Why can't I hate it? ~o~O~o~ It's time to put it to the test. ~o~O~o~ Dr. Fontheim, for the last time, no! ~o~O~o~ Did you hear them Iz? ~o~O~o~ ‘Forget not. Remember with a smile.’

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 184



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
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Chapter 184


Finals week.
Dr. Joe’s car.
The project.
A look through the house.
Can I help her?

 
 


No stolen exams this quarter! ~o~O~o~ A visit to the Eagles. And new noises. ~o~O~o~ The project moves to another step. ~o~O~o~ Twenty inches!

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 183



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
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Chapter 183


The Mountain People.
Is there a problem, officer?
Another house?

 
 


Nose to nose with the Mountain People. ~o~O~o~ But, officer we're only looking. ~o~O~o~ Don't peel the tires, Uncle Paul! ~o~O~o~ That's a lot of information to digest. ~o~O~o~ Ah. WOW!

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 182



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 182


The Vet to the resort. And, ...
Book smart and street smart?
The Chevy dealer and the ‘57.

 
 


Uncle Paul really wanted to drive the Vet. ~o~O~o~ Armbruster did what! ~o~O~o~ Book smart and street smart? No way. ~o~O~o~ The '57 Chevy is now ready for New Mexico.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 181



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 181


Back at it with a fresh insight.
It’s here. But, why is that also here?

 
 


I know what's bothering me about the circuit! ~o~O~o~ Charlie, Jackie, and I are picking up the '57 Chevy. ~o~O~o~ I'm glad that there are three of us. ~o~O~o~ A drive, a meal, and some more driving in the '57. ~o~O~o~ Surprise Amy! ~o~O~o~ I blow Dr. Joe and the Dean's collective minds.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 180



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
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Chapter 180(


A confession.
Something is just not right.
A weekend get away. The Trinity Site.
Damn. That’s it!

 
 


Well, I think it's time. ~o~O~o~ Peyote! Peyote at the ceremony! ~o~O~o~ Something wasn't right with the circuit design. ~o~O~o~ A weekend in southern New Mexico. ~o~O~o~ The very first one! ~o~O~o~ That's it! ~o~O~o~ A six-hour drive that is normally three.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 179



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
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Chapter 179


The seminar.
A Special Ceremony.

 
 


Amy's seminar. ~o~O~o~ Naainish. Qua Ah. But, who are the others? ~o~O~o~ A special ceremony? ~o~O~o~ What's this next to the hogan? ~o~O~o~ The “Wolf Prayer.”

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 178



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
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Chapter 178


Returning a favor.
Yes! A new project!
A baby boy?
A secret IC?
How to relax.

 
 

Confront Armbruster? I have a better idea. ~o~O~o~ A locked metal briefcase? ~o~O~o~ A talk with Dr. Millman. ~o~O~o~ No technical information on one of the ICs? ~o~O~o~ A baby! Wow! ~o~O~o~ Meditate with Amy?

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 177



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 177

Just what is Armbruster’s agenda?
Why are you talking about me!?
Let’s see now, what’s my agenda.

 
 

It's not a show! ~o~O~o~ What a way to ruin your lunch. ~o~O~o~ Detective Edwards, it's good seeing you again. ~o~O~o~ The Dean is not happy. ~o~O~o~ An interesting talk with my classes.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 176



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 176

A hike and the Yei spirits.
A meeting at Los Alamos.

 
 

It's not a show! ~o~O~o~ Another talk with Naainish. ~o~O~o~ Why is there smoke coming out of the smoke hole? ~o~O~o~ Go to Los Alamos? What about my classes? ~o~O~o~ I guess it was worth it for a meal at the Pink Adobe. ~o~O~o~ The dean asks me, "Are you going to stay in New Mexico?"

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 175



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 175

More talk of a house.
We miss doing this.
The loan of Biil dresses. One of them special.

 
 

What's on your agenda, Mr. Armbruster? ~o~O~o~ We're finally able to meditate at a bonfire. ~o~O~o~ Aunt Ruth, I can't wear your wedding Biil dress! ~o~O~o~ Which headdress?

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 174



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 174

A meeting with Kathy, and who are you?
A house and a family.
Off to Taos and the resort.

 
 

A nice talk and doctor who are you. ~o~O~o~ A house? Really? Where? Kids? ~o~O~o~ A letter to mom with a copy of the new maker's mark. ~o~O~o~ Look what we have Mr. Yazzie. ~o~O~o~ Who are all these people?

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 173



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 173

Do Charlie and Jackie understand us?
The Eagles and more.
The Yei spirits and the horse girl.

 
 

A bonfire with Aunt Ginny and Uncle Gaagii. ~o~O~o~ Do Jackie and Charlie really understand us? ~o~O~o~ A stop at the Four Corners Area. ~o~O~o~ A stop to see the Eagles. ~o~O~o~ Why are they here? Hello officer. ~o~O~o~ Why does Kathy want to talk? ~o~O~o~ A dream about the Yei spirits. ~o~O~o~ Why did the Dean and Dr. Joe do this?

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 172



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 172

Why didn’t I think of that?
A trip to Window Rock for a talk.

 
 

We saw some movement. ~o~O~o~ Can you tell us why? ~o~O~o~ One to three! ~o~O~o~ A trip to Window Rock and Charlie and Jackie. ~o~O~o~ Aunt Ginny has a piece of jewelry. ~o~O~o~ Peshlakai will be “talked” to.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 171



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 171

Thank you, Chief Clah!
The Eagles. Where are the Eagles?

 
 

A meeting with Chief Clah at Cousin Ahiga’s shop. Why? ~o~O~o~ Cousin Ahiga, that was not nice! ~o~O~o~ We met Chief Clah's wife Mai and she's writing a book. ~o~O~o~ The Eagles don't show up. What the heck. Where are they?

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 170



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 170

Me counsel Naainish? Help a girl?
Meet with Chief Clah tomorrow. Why?

 
 

How can I counsel Naainish, who is many Moons older than I am? ~o~O~o~ How do I help her, I'm not a healer? ~o~O~o~ I felt a strong spirit in her. But, did I do any good? ~o~O~o~ Why does Chief Clah want to meet with Ajie and me, and at Cousin Ahiga’s shop in Old Town?

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 169



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 169

A meeting over Peshlakai.
Chief Clah and the silver jewelry.
A night rescue by the mica mines.

 
 

Who is he? And, why is he here? ~o~O~o~ Is it Peshlakai himself or is it someone else? ~o~O~o~ We stop at the display of the silver in the hotel. And have a talk with our visitor. ~o~O~o~ Uncle Gaagii makes some phone call. He didn't put out a contract. Did he? ~o~O~o~ Ajie and I hike to the cliff, and meet some other people who love winter hiking. ~o~O~o~ Two people are missing somewhere in the area of the Mica Mines. Time for a search party.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 168



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 168

A letter. A talk and a meeting.
Oh dear Great Spirit, not him!

 
 

A letter from Los Alamos. No background check. No research. ~o~O~o~ Do we stay in New Mexico or not? ~o~O~o~ Amy's level head makes me see the light. ~o~O~o~ I meet with the Assistant Director of the Los Alamos Laboratory ~o~O~o~ Why in the hell is he back in the picture. And a talk about him. ~o~O~o~ Everyone is happy. Am I?

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 167



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 167

Dinner with Vickie and Chief Tom.
The resort, the hogan, and a talk.

 
 

Il Hózho? ~o~O~o~ The campus rumor mill had failed, so we had to tell. ~o~O~o~ A change to Amy's seminar and a doctoral thesis? ~o~O~o~ Naainish surprises us at the remote hogan. ~o~O~o~ Tears and a quiet talk.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 166



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
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Chapter 166

It figures. And, back to Los Alamos.

 
 

I just knew that would happen! ~o~O~o~ I tell the people at Los Alamos about Kai. No, not everyone. ~o~O~o~ I'm going to break my hand one day doing that! ~o~O~o~ It was a big surprise to our liaison people at Los Alamos.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 165



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
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Chapter 165

Did I hurt you, Mr. Richman?
Lieutenant Zimmerman and I talk.
What do we do now?

 
 

He works for who! ~o~O~o~ Yes, a gun Mr. Smith. ~o~O~o~ Yes, Lt. Zimmerman, I'm a guy. ~o~O~o~ Surprizes at the apartment. ~o~O~o~ A meeting with the Dean.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 164



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 164

The box and the FBI. Getting hit on!?
The Rio Grande River Trail.

 
 

What's in the box? ~o~O~o~ Young man, are you sure you want to date me? ~o~O~o~ You're taking a gun? ~o~O~o~
A walk and a sit on the bench. ~o~O~o~ FBI! Stop! Stop!

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 163



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 163

Mr. Smith, and the FBI. Aoó!

 
 

School's in session. ~o~O~o~ Is this whole thing a test? ~o~O~o~ What do you want, Mr. Smith! ~o~O~o~ I wonder what the FBI will say. ~o~O~o~ Navstar? You've got to be kidding me!

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 162



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 162

Mr. Mayor, you are so wrong! That title is not good!
This is funky.

 
 

Mr. Mayor, do you realize who you're talking to? ~o~O~o~ Yes, we are doing it. ~o~O~o~ That title is just so wrong! ~o~O~o~ We have the research project writeup. ~o~O~o~ Something is just not right.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 161



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 161

What is this hózhó thing? The nest site and company.
A talk about silver Jewelry. A dinner invitation.

 
 

Yes, it's cold. Yes, we're crazy. ~o~O~o~ Why are they at the reservoir? ~o~O~o~ Why the camera bag? ~o~O~o~ Happy New Year! ~o~O~o~ An informal dinner with Chief Tom and Vickie.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 160



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 160

Some people! Charlie and Jackie are back.
The trip to the Taos Pueblo. What’s Hózhó?

 
 

I'll pay for their dinner! ~o~O~o~ A phone call from Quah Ah? ~o~O~o~ I guess they don't want to sell to us. ~o~O~o~ Charlie and Jackie are back and I'm going to hate doing this. ~o~O~o~ A quiet drive to the resort. ~o~O~o~ A feast, Hózhó, and Iz.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 159



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 159
Tommy wants to come back. We say so long.
Put on a seminar? A dream, a wolf, and an Eagle.

 
 

Take the '57 Chevy back? ~o~O~o~ No Tommy. Tommy, I said no! ~o~O~o~ A dream. ~o~O~o~ The summer plans. What's a barbecue? ~o~O~o~ The dream.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 158



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 158
Even in church! Christmas.
A future sister-in-law?

 
 

Lady, You've got it all wrong. ~o~O~o~ Oh no! ~o~O~o~ Oh come on! Even buying a typewriter. ~o~O~o~ We tell Charlie and Jackie. Not good. ~o~O~o~ A feast to honor the Governor.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 157



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 157
The lone Eagle. The crew, Billy, and Bridget.

 
 

Is he or isn't he? ~o~O~o~ A deep talk with the crew. ~o~O~o~ Mom, dad, the crew, pizza, and more talk. ~o~O~o~ Bridget is surprised to meet the author of the paper. ~o~O~o~ Bridget is in for a bigger surprise.

 
 

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 156



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 156
The doctor’s surprise. A talk with our friends.
And, Miss Bridget MacDonald.
Yes, the thermal pools and the spirits. ~o~O~o~ Dr.Joe! I thought it was going to be after the break. ~o~O~o~ Who is this cute redhead with Amy's brother? ~o~O~o~ Why has Larry's paper on Kai come back into the picture? ~o~O~o~ A decision?

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 154



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2018 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 154
No, I’ll drive. An envelope. The little tree.
Some sad news.

No! I'll drive. ~o~O~o~ I made the newspaper. Well almost. ~o~O~o~ A private envelope from Dr. Joe? ~o~O~o~ Please, not Mr. Yazzie!

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