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The Mystery of the Missing Confections
Years passed before a family mystery was solved;
Wrong parties had been suspected until confession came at last
By Wilma Jean Waggener Cravens
When Daddy was courting Mama, he was attending Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia and Mama and her sister, Hallie Chelf, were attending Green River Academy in Campbellsville.
Once Daddy came to Knifley with a big box of candies for the love of his life. It was a big two-layer box of beautiful chocolates.
Mama hid this box under her bed and each day brought it out for everyone in her family to have one piece each.
Mama's mother, Annette Spurling Chelf, her father L.R. Chelf, and her sisters Edith, Hazel, Hallie and little sister Stella, and brothers James, Paul and Marshall Chelf each received one piece of chocolate each day.
All went well until Mama opened the box and took out the empty top layer and the board which separated the top from the bottom layers.
Surprise! Surprise! The bottom layer was empty. There was absolutely not one piece of candy in the bottom layer.
Suspicion immediately fell on her three little brothers. But they admitted no guilt.
Mind you, everyone in this Chelf family told the truth; this was a given.
But Mama still had her doubts.
It wasn't until years later, after my mother, Audrey Chelf, married Daddy, E.P. Waggener, that Mama learned the truth.
Daddy's beautiful youngest sister, whom he adored and who had become, by then, one of Mama's favorites, told Mama that she, Lena Waggener, was responsible. She had eaten all that second layer of candies and neatly replaced the full top layer, thus concealing the evidence, before her brother, my Dad, delivered the present to Mama.
There was a good laugh. And a major family mystery had been solved.
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