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Pat Shingleton: "Dew Whacka Dew..."

3 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago May 09, 2014 May 9, 2014 Friday, May 09 2014 May 09, 2014 6:24 PM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

Dew is water that condenses onto grass and other ground objects. Folktales depict the magical qualities of dew. It has been used as a lotion for itchy eyes, skin diseases, and strengthening sickly children. It is believed to heal gout and sharpen eyesight, especially if collected from leaves of fennel. For beauty and luck, a young girl must gather dew before sunrise from under an oak tree. Washing your face in dew from a Hawthorn tree at sunrise on the Celtic festival of Beltane will provide beauty for a year. The Victorians gathered early-morning dew in their hands and rubbed it on their faces to remove freckles. Witches in Scotland, collected it with a hair tie and hung it in the barn to increase milk production.

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