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  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Who's coming to dinner?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    20-40-40 Etiquette columnists answers questions of interest to Oklahomans.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Mom wants help against splash attack at pool

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Mother wants to know how to stay dry when watching her children at the pool. Christina Nihira has the guest answer. Steve Boaldin is the illustrator.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: July 26

    By Helen Ford Wallace, hfwallace@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Birthday Party, Wedding Shower, Bridal Luncheon

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: No thank-you note makes wedding gift giver wonder

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

    20-40-60 Etiquette: Early wedding gifts should be acknowledged before the wedding day. It is good manners to respond promptly.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: July 19

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Altus Reunion, Orchestra League, Sip & See, Pi Beta Phi,

  • 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...

  • How young is too young for a cellphone?

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

    The Oklahoman's 20-40-60 Etiquette discusses whether there is a right age to give a child a cellphone.

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

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Rotary Club Dinner, Quail Creek Parade, Summer Party, Travel Party, Ladies Luncheon, Art Opening



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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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