STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, we look to the women of our communities for leadership in many fields, including the activities in our churches, schools, hospitals and philanthropic organizations; and
WHEREAS, the "Lady of the House" is of all importance to her family, because of her manifold duties as mother, housekeeper, dietitian, teacher, spiritual leader and cook; and
WHEREAS, this combination of duties should entitle our women to a designation all of their own--and the suggestion has been made that the appropriate title would be "Homemaker";
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside and proclaim the week of November 19 through November 26, 1953, as
HOMEMAKERS WEEK IN DELAWARE
During this week I urge that all of us--especially the male citizens of the state--give sober thought to the great part played in their lives by those who prepare our daily bread and bestow upon us many comforts, loving care and fill us with confidence as we go about our tasks. During this Thanksgiving season it is especially appropriate that we mark a period to give thanks for that great personality and good companion--the Homemaker.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State
(Great Seal) to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this Eighteenth day of November in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one-hundred and seventy-eighth.
By the Governor:
J. CALEB BOGGS
JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State