|The Spice Rack|
By Dorotha Schaefer
With the coming of the merry month of May, it is time to remember that the first day of that month is a famous one of sorts. If you have freckles, a common skin problem, you will have heard of this superstition. By washing your face (or any patch of skin) in the first dew of the day you will find the freckles gone!
My mother liked to stress this belief to her children although admitting she had tried it often in her life with no success at all. Maybe it would have worked if I had taken note of the people living in Kentucky. They claimed you should neither eat nor talk before the washing in the dew of the first day of May.