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  • Parties, Etc.: Aug. 23: Helen Ford Wallace

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Bridal Luncheon, Birthday, Reunion, Art Exhibit

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Which tea for me?

    BY CALLIE ATHEY, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    The 20-40-60 Etiquette columnists share what they learned in response to a question about the difference between high tea and afternoon tea.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Aug. 16

    By HELEN FORD WALLACE Society Editor | Published: Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    HONORING LAURA Bridal shower/brunch: Laura Nauman was honored at a garden-themed bridal shower in the home of Kelly Pearson. Co-hostesses were Sally Boyd and Hannah Scandy. Menu: A mimosa bar featured juices and fresh fruits for mixing with Prosecco, and brunch was three varieties of...

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: The game's afoot

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    The Oklahoman's 20-40-60 Etiquette columnists address a question about being asked to remove one's shoes at a friend's home.

  • 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.



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Helen Ford Wallace


Society Editor

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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