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His Father’s Arms (by mcfair_58)

Summary: Written in honor of Lorne Green’s birthday, 2021.  A stand-off at the bank reveals what’s truly important to Ben Cartwright.

Rated: PG

Word count: 4088

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The Cold Isn’t All Bad (by wx4rmk)

Summary: Cold temperatures on the Ponderosa can be downright miserable especially when it lasts for weeks. With everyone becoming restless, Adam comes up with a creative and fun activity to combat cabin fever.

Rating: K / Word Count: 1343

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The Paper Toy-Theater (by Sibylle)

Summary:  Adam wishes to share a Christmas memory with Hoss, a memory begun by Inger.

Rating:  K+   1175 words 

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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Orange You Glad It’s Christmas (by Puchi Ann)

Summary:  It was a simple request and one that could not be granted due to circumstance beyond their control.  Or could it?

Rating:  G  6,880 words

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanz Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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Family Treasures (by Sierras)

Summary:  Ben and his young sons have received a box from Inger’s brother Gunnar right before Christmas. What could be inside?

Rating:  G 965 words

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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Christmas Tradition (by BluewindFarm)

Summary:  An earlier request and a shopping trip well before the season help expand a Ponderosa Christmas Tradition.
Rating:  G    Words: 1,700

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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A Bonbon Too Far (by Sierra Girl)

Summary: Beware gifts that fall into the wrong hands. When a little brother sees an opportunity to make an easy buck, trouble ensues in a fun Christmas prequel of misunderstandings, tipsy Irishmen and bonbons.

Rating:  G  5,164 words

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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Homesick (by Patina)

Summary:  Far from home, a special person helps ease the ache.

Rating:  G  1,840 words

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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Grandpa’s Gift (by Inca)

Summary:   A posthumous gift from his grandfather brings back memories and an important realisation to Adam.
Rating:  G  2,110 words

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Hurt/Comfort Joe/Pa Prequel

Going Home (by mcfair_58)

Summary: It is 1847 and such a winter had never been seen!  Snowstorms and squalls.  Sleet and ice.  Winds so ferocious they built drifts high as a man.  Driven by a need to escape the memory of his late wife, Ben Cartwright ventures out into a frozen landscape and becomes lost.  As he seeks a way to survive, he has no way of knowing that another member of the family has become lost as well.  Will the killer snow claim two Cartwright lives?
Rated PG
Word count 20,990

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