Callie Gordon
Freelance Writer
Callie Gordon, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, is working at Chesapeake Energy in the Environment, Health, and Safety Department. She was previously an event coordinator for Chesapeake Energy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, but my question is kind of a twist on that. I consider myself a bit of a stickler for etiquette, but know that I am not immune to mistakes. I am finding myself to be increasingly bothered by people not waiting until everyone is served or the host is sitting to begin eating.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Divorcee ponders rules of name game

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    I am recently divorced and want to keep my name the same as it has been for 18 years. My children have the same last name. My friends are encouraging me to go back to my maiden name. Which is the proper way to handle this?

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Can I invite last minute party guests?

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Helen Ford Wallace, Lillie-Beth Brinkman and Callie Gordon answer etiquette questions from readers of The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Yvette Walker has the guest answer!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: What to do with an offensive guest?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    QUESTION: If you are hosting a dinner party and one guest rants and is offensive, in language only, to the other guests, as the host and hostess what should you do?

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: To gift or not to gift

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    20-40-60 Etiquette: Should you bring a gift anyway, if the invitation states, “no gifts, please?

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Pricey weddings cause gifting dilemma

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    20-40-60 Etiquette: Is it appropriate to sign a wedding gift card from the entire family?

  • Parties Extra! How about thank yous for donations for a loved one who died? 20-40-60 Etiquette

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

     To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@oklahoman.com YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!      By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: What is the “rule of thumb” or “rule of etiquette” for sending out a thank-you card or note when one sends flowers to a friend or loved one at a funeral? […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Thank you cards for funeral flowers can be sent in time

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    The women of 20-40-60 Etiquette answer your touchy social etiquette questions. Chuck Ainsworth has this week's guest answer.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Answer my email?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, May 11, 2015

    Does every email require a response? Richard Rosser and Jeary Seikel have the guest answer.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Email answer?

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, May 11, 2015

    (Have an opinion or a question? Email Helen at hwallace@oklahoman.com) YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!     By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Does every email deserve an answer? Several times I have sent an email and thought the recipient would reply with an answer or comment, but they did not. […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: New graduate prefers cash instead of party, gifts

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    I am 59 and graduating in May. My friends want to give me a party. I really don’t want a bunch of gifts I won’t use, but I’d rather have cash as I have mega student loans to repay. How would I word this on the invitation?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Is it OK to nominate yourself for club election?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Yesterday in a meeting (of a social group whose membership exceeds 100), the majority of the single slate of officers presented to be voted on were on the nominating committee. Yvette Walker has the guest answer!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Unexpected guest causes tension

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The women of 20-40-60 Etiquette answer your tricky social questions. Devonne Carter has the guest answer.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Should I ask why friend declines dinner invitation?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    One of my good friends told me she could not come to my dinner party, and it was all that I could do not to ask her why. I could not believe that she could not come. Should I have asked her why she was unavailable?

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Tips included?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

          YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace   QUESTION: We traveled to an-all inclusive resort over the holidays. Typically, most everything is included from meals to drinks. I felt it necessary to reward employees like servers and bartenders who went above and beyond to make […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: What to tip at a resort?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Is there a guideline or percentage in how much money to tip at an all-inclusive resort? Kathy Walker has the guest answer!





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