John Boy left the mountain for New York to further his writing
career. He has his book published and later becomes a television
news anchor man.
Jason had several after school jobs such as working with Bobby
Bigelow and the Haystack Gang, playing guitar in their band, and
working as a radio host. He also worked in the Dew Drop Inn as
a pianist for a time, and eventually bought and ran it. He sold
it later and moved to New York to further his music career by
studying more. By the time the 1990's specials were being made,
Jason was a musician, playing in a band, and writing songs. At
the end of A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion, he has written
a song for Elvis.
Mary Ellen first became a nurse when she graduated from school.
During season 9, however, she feels that she would better be able
to help the people of the mountain if she was a doctor, and so
she begins medical training and eventually becomes the doctor
on Waltons mountain.
When Erin graduates from school, it is said that nobody knows
what Erin really wants to be. For a time she had an after school
job as the telephonist with Fanny Tatum, however she finds that
she enjoys office work and so trains as a secretary. She works
for a time at J.D. Pickett's defense plant, and is working in
the Walton's Mountain School, as a substitute teacher, after her
divorce from Paul.
Ben is a little like his father, John, and seems to be able
to turn his hand to many different jobs. He ends up working with
his father in the saw mill.
Throughout his life Jim Bob had only had one ambition, and
that was to learn to fly an airplane and join the Air Corps. When
he finds that his eye sight is not good enough to get him in though,
he is devastated. He runs the garage opposite Ike Godsey's store
for a time. By the time of the 1990's movies, he is indeed a pilot
and is spending much of his time flying, doing crop dusting and
Elizabeth has completed her Masters in botany and has been