All right - no one has ever, EVER contacted me to ask me to finish this stupid story.
So you know what? Life goes on.
However, since I wrote this dumb thing, EVERY ONE of the then-still-living "Bonanza" actors has died.
Except "Jamie" ... Mitch Vogel ... God bless him, he lives on. Age 60 as of this year, and apparently livin' la vida loca in Alhambra, CA.
So here's the end of the story:
Everyone dies. Except Jamie. He marries a beautiful woman in a blue dress, and they both settle down in Alhambra, California, to live happily ever after.
Whew. Glad I got that out of my system!