Thanks for making me figure this out on my own. As it turns out it really wasn't as difficult as it appeared. With the three piece faucet kit, it was simply a matter of cutting an 1 1/4" piece of copper pipe and then resituating each of the 3 faucet pieces into the "T" adapter that would join them all together.
The key was to partially install each valve and the spout, but yet leave them loose enough to allow movement enough to get all ends into the "T" adapter. As it turns out, once I got everything fitted together and tightend up the finished product comes very close to having all three components of the faucet in a straighter line than I ever expected.
At any rate I feel good that I managed to figure this out on my own, which, judging from the lack of responses from the panel of experts on this site this must have been a pretty obvious situation to deal with. However, to this novice, it was pretty intimidating.
I still appreciate all the responses I see to the other questioners on this site. There is a ton of useful information here.