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The Sweet Story of How Dolly Parton Got Her Siblings in Trouble for Making Homemade Chocolate

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Dolly Parton and her 11 siblings used to get into all sorts of trouble when they were growing up in their two-bedroom cabin in the mountains of East Tennessee. One day, when Parton’s parents went into town, she and her siblings discovered all the necessary ingredients to make chocolate candy. So they quickly, sneakily got to work. And they might have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for Parton’s big mouth. 

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The younger Parton kids convinced Willadeene to make them candy

Dolly’s older sister, Willadeene, was left in charge when Robert and Avie Lee went into town. It took some convincing, but eventually Willadeene caved to the pleas of her little brothers and sisters. The one condition was that everyone agreed to never tell Mom and Dad.