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  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---How can we get along?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!     By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I am a happily married woman and enjoy having lunch or coffee with a male friend. He, too, is married and in a good marriage. We chat about nothing exciting, but enjoy each other’s...

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Is dinner too much?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Should female reader avoid dining out in foursome with her friend’s wife? Patti Leeman has the guest answer.

  • Marco Bicego, jewelry designer, and Coleman Clark, BC Clark Jewelers---Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    [brightcove]4179967538001[/brightcove] Marco Bicego and Coleman Clark talk about Marco’s jewelry on Parties Extra!

  • Announcement Party---OKCFEST set for June 26-27

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

      Fred Hall, Mick Cornett, Karen Hall, Lucas Hoge, Thomas Becker and Rob Crissinger. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace) OKCFEST officials held a VIP event at Vast to announce the lineup of the stars who will be in Oklahoma City June 26-27 for an outdoor music festival.  Fred Hall, founder of...

  • P.J. O'Rourke will be speaker at Literary Voices---Parties Extra! Video

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

      [brightcove]4170904125001[/brightcove] Catherine Armitage and Kim Terry talk about Literary Voices and P.J. O’Rourke on Parties Extra!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Hand over heart!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Calllie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I have had the pleasure of attending my son’s middle school sporting events and have noticed with increasing regularity at the beginning of each game when the national anthem is played, many...

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: O Say Can You See your cellphone?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Should spectators pay more respect during the national anthem? The panelists of 20-40-60 etiquette give advice. Matt Price has the guest answer.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: April 12

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Junior League Luncheon, Integris Luncheon, Cocktail Party, Golf Luncheon, Patron Party,



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Helen Ford Wallace


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Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for the Peope/Events page on NewsOK. She also has a Twitter and Facebook presence about Oklahoma City parties and maintains party photo galleries on NewsOK.She has written feature articles for The Oklahoman since 1957 (except for two years when she lived out of state) when she became a teen correspondent for the Oklahoma City Times. She was one of the first people, if not the first person, at The Oklahoman and throughout the country, to set up a modem at home to send columns on an Apple II computer. In the late 1970’s when she did this, the trend had not yet become a major part of the workplace.Current community activities include: Junior League of Oklahoma City board of directors sustaining advisor; Touchdown Club member, Oklahoma Heritage Association member, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum member, Sooner Club. Past activities are: Past Junior League President, Beaux Arts Ball Chairman, Associates Council member, Membership rush advisor for Delta Delta Delta and President of OU Mothers Club. Worked on Public School Foundation dinner events. Awards: Journalism Hall of Fame; Tri Delta Panhellenic Women of the Year; Oklahoma City Public School Foundation Annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Award; Women In Communication Byliners Award; Dulaney Browne Libraries Award at Awards of Excellence for Oklahoma City University; Oklahoma Hospitality Club Ladies In the News honoree.


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