In today's strip, we remind ourselves that Elly is too blasted stupid to do what Val Stone does and buy a bag of Halloween candy for herself; the symptom of that idiocy is her habit of raiding the bags of candy her children ask her to hide from one another.
(Strip Number 491, Original Publication Date, 2 November 1983)
Panel 1: We start things off with Mike, who's talking with his mouthful (GROSS!!!!), asking Elly (who was typing up her super-important column about the library) to hide his Halloween candy where Lizzie cannot find it.
Panel 2: Next, Lizzie asks Ma (who's hiding the candy on top of the china cabinet) if she can hide her candy where Michael can't find it.
Panel 3: Elly hides the bags of candy on top of a shelf in a closet.
Panel 4: As she wolfs down some candy, she thought-bubbles about how the real difficulty is hiding it where she can't find it.
Summary: The interesting thing about her doing so is that the children will blame one another for her being a greedy jerk. Way to go, Elly. You've just made Sally Forth into a model parent.