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This comes from The Haunt of Fear #17.

Louella and Godfrey Hicks have been married for eight years, but have not had any children. As such, Louella spends most of her time in the garden while Godfrey goes to work.

Later when he tries to nail a hammock to a tree, she yells at him that he's going to kill it. Godfrey asks why even bother with a garden if no one else sees it, and she says he can invite some of his office friends over to show it off.

Later, she finds out that he's invited over ten couples to a dinner party outside.

Date: 2013-09-29 12:33 am (UTC)
randyripoff: (Falcon)
From: [personal profile] randyripoff
Is it ever explained why they don't have children?

Date: 2013-09-29 05:07 am (UTC)
mastermahan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mastermahan
I'd imagine it's because these two people hate each other and never have sex ever.

Date: 2013-09-29 06:01 am (UTC)
sadoeuphemist: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sadoeuphemist
Makes sense.

Date: 2013-09-29 09:23 am (UTC)
damar148: (Default)
From: [personal profile] damar148
I'm guessing either she or he was infertile, or had a terrible miscarriage, which than led to her obsession with the garden to the point of considering it her replacement children and unable to comphrend why people including her husband would tread or destroy it so callously, leading to her complete breakdown.

Date: 2013-09-29 10:34 pm (UTC)
cleome45: (phantom1)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
The classic woman-who-can't-have-a-baby-goes-off-the-rails routine. Still popular even in "serious" literature. Drives me straight up the wall.

I work in my yard because it's fun, not because I'm trying to futilely fill some void that went unattended when I opted against reproducing.

(Not ranting at you, BTW. Just at the trope.)

Date: 2013-09-29 05:10 am (UTC)
thenicochan: {...} from Hanna is Not a Boy's Name (Facepalm Doom)
From: [personal profile] thenicochan
Huh. This could be the New 52s origin for Ivy. *bada-bum*

Date: 2013-09-29 03:58 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (pumpkin muffin (bats))
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Heh, the office folks were real boors, weren't they? It's like they deliberately set out to be rude, crude, jerks who got even worse after they were sloshed. I'll have to admit always having a sneaking admiration for Poison Ivy and her love of plants and trees, especially against idiots who trample and tear things up.

Date: 2013-09-29 06:42 pm (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman

Date: 2013-09-29 07:53 pm (UTC)
superfangirl1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
For a woman that had a total break down and chop her husband into a million pieces,she look so relatively clean.
Edited Date: 2013-09-29 07:53 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-09-30 06:39 pm (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
Gardeners. They always know where the wellington boots and gardening gloves are kept, not to mention the hose.

Date: 2013-10-05 01:32 am (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
Siding with her on this one :o


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