WHEREAS, it has long been the custom in the "First State" to designate the week beginning with the third Sunday in November as "Homemakers Week", an occasion for honoring the homemakers of our state; and

WHEREAS, it is most fitting that we recognize, in such manner, the outstanding contributions to our well-being and progress made by those who create and maintain our homes; and

WHEREAS, a good homemaker is many things--an executive, worker, part-time dietitian and nurse, companion, counselor; and, if she is a mother--a moral and spiritual leader and teacher; and

WHEREAS, it is important to encourage our young women to emulate this example and look upon homemaking as a worthwhile career; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of November 20-26, 1960, as


in the State of Delaware, and urge all our people to observe this week with recognition of homemakers, who make a big contribution to our way of life by ever striving to improve the health, happiness and morals of their families and their communities.

FURTHER, on this occasion, I salute, on behalf of the citizens of Delaware, Mrs. Charles R. Wilson, of Dover, who pioneered this movement for observance of a special week honoring our homemakers and who has consistently worked for the expansion and perpetuation of this observance.

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 to be hereunto affixed at Dover this third day of November in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fifth.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State