First, Teresa Kelly, aka Teresa Laughlin, aka TC Laughlin, will heretofore be referred to by her given name (given by her brother, me…): TC. How’d that come to be? I was three when she was born Teresa Laughlin. Being not the sharpest pencil in the box (boys develop speech slower than girls, and never catch up, but that’s another story…) I couldn’t pronounce ‘Teresa’. Way too complicated. But I could do, ‘Treesee’, which I promptly shortened – for emergency procedural reasons – to ‘Teesee’. The name stuck. She has been known at TC ever since. (I later used to think I was acronyming her for ‘Top Cat’, which she clearly was, but the timing for the cartoon character created after her just doesn’t work out.)
Second, there have been precious few pictures of TC to share from the first box of pictures I culled from. I’ve moved on to box 2 (out of about 10), and immediately saw a fun picture of TC sitting on the edge of the sacred dance pit in New Mexico, which I am posting immediately. TC is sitting next to the woman that was the standin/stunt double for our mom, Delores. Lined up behind them the famous reflectors I often manned against desert winds. Mad crazy holding-reflector-skills have I.
Third, this new box is filled with color slides, just so you can prepare yourself.