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  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Swimming pool etiquette?

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I take my children to the swimming pool and always sit by the pool to keep an eye on them. Sometimes I wear my swimsuit, and sometimes I have on shorts. There is a group of older kids that...

  • Parties Extra! Video---Youth Services for Oklahoma County---Kami Kuykendall and Betsy Mantor

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    [brightcove]4364297960001[/brightcove] Kami Kuykendall and  Betsy Mantor talk about Youth Services for Oklahoma County on Parties Extra!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Question from Kentucky!

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I sent gifts from a couple’s bridal registry totaling about $150 to the daughter of a cousin to whom I am not especially close and who lives about a 10-hour drive from me. I sent the gifts...

  • Tim Strange is new president of The Rotary Club

    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

       Tim Strange, Terri Cooper, Jerome Holmes. (Photo provided)  Members of The Rotary Club of Oklahoma inaugurated its 105th president, Tim Strange, July 7 at the Devon Boathouse. Former club president Judge Jerome Holmes and president-elect Terri Cooper were there to...

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---When can I have a cell phone?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

     YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: What do you think is the appropriate age for children to have cell phones?   CALLIE’S ANSWER: There is no longer an “appropriate” age. It is when you feel comfortable giving your child...

  • Parties Extra! Video---Terry Neese---Institute of Economic Empowerment of Women

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Christine Eddington, Paige Dillard and Terry Neese (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace). [brightcove]4346420445001[/brightcove]   Terry Neese was on the  Parties Extra! set  at The Oklahoman for a web cast. She discussed the Institute of Economic Empowerment of Women meetings in Dallas...

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---When do we eat?

    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I just love reading your 20-40-60 column every week! Sometimes I’ll just read through old ones too. I actually have been wondering about waiting to eat and found an answer from you in 2010,...

  • Former Junior League Presidents meet for lunch in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Sara Sweet, Kristi Leonard, Nazette Zuhdi-Cleaver, Cristi Reiger. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace).   Kristen Brown was hostess for a luncheon for past presidents of the Oklahoma City Junior League. She was president in 2013-14. Current President Nazette Zuhdi-Cleaver talked about plans...

  • Parties Extra!---Marty Dillon and Mark Wilmes---Party Galaxy!--- July 4th!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Marty Dillon and Mark Wilmes talk about July 4th party decorations on Parties Extra! [brightcove]4330720524001[/brightcove]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Color me blond!

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: What do you all think the appropriate age for young girls to start coloring their hair? My daughter is 11 and wants to be a blonde. She has brown hair. CALLIE’S ANSWER: Well, depends if...

  • Callie Gordon and Matthew Athey honored at wedding shower in Oklahoma City

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Jose Freede, Callie Gordon, MollyannSanger and Nancy Gordon. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace). Callie Gordon and Matthew Athey were honorees at a wedding shower and dinner in the home of Katie and Aubrey McClendon. The engaged couple will be married in August.  Co-hosts for the party were...

  • Parties Extra! Video---Genea Vallion and Cathy Blair from Trochta's---Beautiful flowers!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    [brightcove]4316696964001[/brightcove] Genea Vallion and Cathy Blair from Trochta’s talk about flowers on Parties Extra!



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