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  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Should I go to the wedding?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net.YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!       By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Here’s a question opposite of the one I read in your June 30 article. I recently received a wedding invitation for...

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---My feelings are hurt!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My daughter, a nurse, threw a rather elaborate baby shower for a co-worker. Everyone who attended received a thank-you note within a couple of days of the shower, and the woman also sent a card to...

  • Parties Extra! Video---Joy Reed Belt and JRB Art at the Elms

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

        Helen catches up with Joy Reed Belt at JRB Art at the Elms on Parties Extra!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Is someone in your space?

    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace     QUESTION: Usually when I find an empty seat at the movies, I choose one with a seat between me and the next person, because I have been in a situation once or twice where the person next to me...

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette—Who CAN I invite?

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My son is engaged to a young woman from out of town. She has visited us in Oklahoma City several times. They will be married in her home city. She and her family have let us know that they plan […]

  • Video: Parties Extra!--- Cindi Shelby and RMeyers---Jewelry and Fall Fashion

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

      Cindi Shelby from RMeyers talks about jewelry and also gives us a first peek at fall fashions on Parties Extra!  

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Don't talk to my husband!

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Recently I was at a cocktail party with my husband. I thought that one woman there was overly aggressive in talking to my spouse. Should I politely talk to her about it, or should I discuss it...

  • VIDEO: Judy Lehmbeck and party and wedding trends

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

        Event Planner Judy Lehmbeck talks about parties and weddings on Parties Extra!

  • Marty Dillon and Mark Wilmes talk about Party Galaxy and July 4th on Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

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  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---You smell terrible!

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net.   YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!   By Calllie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I was on a trip to Australia and took the bus to one of the points of interest. One woman who sat next to me reeked of...

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Time to pay up!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!   By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace   QUESTION: I went to dinner and the movies with my friend. She forgot to bring her money and asked me to loan her $40. I did so. Time passed, and she did not offer to pay me back. Do […]

  • Video: Parties, Extra! -- Ashley Bellet and Charlotte Franklin talk about Senior Follies 2014

    By Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Jun 7, 2014

    Ashley Bellet and Charlotte Franklin talk about the upcoming Oklahoma Senior Follies 2014.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Was it a social slight?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My husband and I recently hosted a couple’s shower for one of his work colleagues. We held a brunch in our home for more than a dozen people. Of course, my husband knew everyone. I did, too, except one couple. I had spoken to...

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---She thanked me for the wrong gift!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Calllie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: What if I got thanked for the wrong gift? This happened to me at Christmas and when I gave the same person a birthday gift this month. She wrote a thank you both times and both times it was for...

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---New tipping question!

    Hellen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 2, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I’m a little confused about tipping. I understand tipping a waiter/waitress who delivers food and drinks. They do not prepare or purchase the items, but are compensated simply for their service....

  • VIDEO: Parties Extra!---Jan Peery and Caleb Everett talk about the Purple Sash Gala

    Hellen Ford Wallace | Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    The YWCA and the Purple Sash Gala are topics on Parties Extra! this week.

  • VIDEO: Parties Extra! Kristen Brown and Amy Parrish talk about new book called "Good Night OKC"

    By Hellen Ford Wallace | Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Kristen Brown and Amy Parrish discuss the Junior League’s new book on Parties Extra!

  • Parties Extra! Video---Cathy Keating and the Annie Oakley Society Luncheon

    hsanger | Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Cathy Keating talks about the Annie Oakley Society Luncheon on Parties Extra!

  • Parties Extra! Video---Club members bring out the "good stuff" for Early American Glass luncheon!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, May 10, 2014

          Kathy Lippert and Kathleen Stephenson talk about the Early American Glass Club luncheon on Parties Extra!

  • MIRACLE OF FRIENDSHIP in Oklahoma City!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Thu, May 8, 2014

    By Helen Ford Wallace What a blessing it is to live in Oklahoma City!



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