Summary: The celebration is held in the true spirit of the holiday as proclaimed by President Lincoln, but there is melancholy too.
Rating: PG Word count: 1,692
Summary: the brothers break through the usual limits to have spring adventures and forget winter doldrums by visiting those they met in Springtime.
Rating: PG Word count: 9,940
Summary: It’s always a question as to how to commemorate the birthdays of those one has lost. For the Cartwrights, those days were days to celebrate and remember the best of each loved one no longer with them. Then they faced the most devastating loss of all, and the tradition seemed inadequate.
PG Word count = 3,601
Summary: There are many ways of believing whether it is in the spirits of Halloween, in Santa, in promises and dreams, or in each other. The story is about how believing has an impact on the Cartwright family.
Rating: PG Word count: 3,581
Summary: Oration on My Life’s Work – one of the Cartwrights in the mode of a self-appointed avenging angel and working hard to make sure no one knows his choice of a second job.
Old Stage Station – otherworldly goings-on for Joe and Adam in an eerie and chilling mystery that almost sends one brother home without the other.
On Living the Nightmare – Ben has trouble accepting his sons’ choices for wives; numerous references to ladies featured in Bonanza episodes.
rating = T word count = 4,874
Summary: There’s a mysterious spooky light, a mesmerized older brother, a worried Hoss who has heard some stories from Hop Sing that give him reason to worry, and a bad situation that Ben has to handle.
rating: T word count: 2185
Summary: A WHIB for the Lady From Baltimore, it’s the story of the night after Joe confronts Adam and the next day when the Bannings leave the Ponderosa. The story is told completely from Joe’s POV and in his voice.
rating: T word count: 1,655