Sometimes I base cartoons on actual events or conversations, other times it’s just a figment of my imagination. This one is kind of in-between the two. Anneliese offered to help in the garden and I did ask her to hold her hand out, but she knew better in real life. Actually she did help me plant some corn in our little garden and the stalks grew, but we never get any edible corn. If nothing my wife, Tara, likes to use the stalks for decoration in the fall.