Yes, these are mostly all about eastern poison ivy, not about Pacific Poison oak: we have not gotten many from California. Have you got a good one?

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Crown of Thorns

My husband was to appear as Jesus during our church’s Maundy Thursday service this year (March 2002). He asked me to try and find something

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Off-leash Husky

Today while examining a minor itchy, puffy rash near my right eye — almost certainly poison oak — I was reminded of my introduction to

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Real Life Tom Sawyer

Like many summers before, the wild raspberry fields drew me away from white-washing the fence. So I’d scamper off to the fields in my painting

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Sting Along With Itch

One morning I quickly threw on some loose-legged shorts, sans underwear, and went out to pull some weeds. Unbeknownst to me, I was receiving multiple

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Nix the BenGay!

Our son Nelson, as a boy of 11, got in contact with poison ivy while creating a fort in the woods; he developed the noxious

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Fish Story

We were fishing and catching some nice catfish and perch. My brother-in-law went off in another direction. He came back with lots of fish and

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The Worst Case

The absolute worst case I’ve ever had, or ever even heard of, occurred when I was a child of about ten. My family was renting

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At a Nascar race, we camped in a HUGE campground with approximately 75,000 people. Well, one night after drinking a little a friend and I

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Basic Training

It was the summer of 2003. I was just a young lad camping with a couple of friends before I shipped off for basic training.

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