Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman

  • 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!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Here's to you!

    By Helen Ford Wallace, Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman | Published: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    To ask an etiquette question, email helen at hfsok@aol.com YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace. Christina Nihira has the guest answer.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Mind the queue while traveling

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    How to handle cutters and those who can’t keep in queue while traveling. Chuck Ainsworth has the guest answer.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Is one thank you enough?

    BY Helen Ford Wallace, Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace and Hilarie Blaney has the guest answer!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: How many ways should I say 'Thank You?'

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

    The women of 20-40-60 Etiquette answer your questions about social ettiquette. Hilarie Blaney has the guest answer!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: What time is a good time to text?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN | Published: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    The women of 20-40-60 answer readers’ delicate etiquette questions. Alan Herzberger, NewsOk Digital Managing Editor, has the guest answer.

  • Parties Extra! Blog---20-40-60 Etiquette---How should I respond? Text? Phone?

    BY Helen Ford Wallace, Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I am not sure but there seems to be a big gap in communication techniques with this generation of young people. Recently, my husband and I were hosts for an engagement party for our daughter and her husband-to-be. The party […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Pick up the telephone!

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    20-40-60 Etiquette: Is there a big gap in communication techniques between the generations?

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: I don't want to talk about my wig

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    How can I get the checkout clerk to stop asking questions?

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: How do I say who is not invited?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    The women of 20-40-60 Etiquette answer a readers’ question about how to handle uninvited guests for a wedding.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Should old friend get invitation to wedding?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    20-40-60 Etiquette: I asked my friend to be in my wedding as it felt like the right thing to do. She declined and said she didn't feel like she knew my fiance and would not feel comfortable being a part of it.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: When should holiday decorations come down?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Dec 29, 2014

    20-40-60 Etiquette: Is there an ordinance that regulates this or is it up to the dweller's discretion? Is there a polite way to suggest that the decorations be removed?

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Should we have a secret Santa?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    What’s the best way to keep Christmas fun and affordable?

  • THANKSGIVING 20-40-60 Etiquette: Can I watch the game?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    During the Thanksgiving holidays, what if you’re at a home that doesn’t celebrate the holiday properly and doesn’t turn on the TV to watch football after the meal?

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Still waiting for wedding thank you note...

    Helen Ford Wallace, Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman | Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net. By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Last spring a friend of our family was married. Prior to the wedding, I was invited to a bridal shower. I know both the bride and groom, but I know the groom much […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Guest list stresses mother of the bride

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    The women of 20-40-60 advise a mother of the bride who thinks her ex-husband is getting carried away with his side of the guest list.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Say something or get used to it, Betty

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    20-40-60 Etiquette:How to gently correct a friend who calls her by the wrong name.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: My dinner party includes feuding couples

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    20-40-60 Etiquette: My dinner party includes feuding couples. Devonne Carter has the guest answer.




Lillie-Beth Brinkman Today at 11:10 AM OSU President Burns Hargis: Your creative ideas are needed LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Mar. 16 2015 12:42:11 PM CST @aruizcamacho Also, are you still at UT?
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Mar. 16 2015 12:41:29 PM CST Hey, @aruizcamacho! Good read in @Salon-congrats! Now I need to get a copy of "Barefoot Dogs." Are you autographing? LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, Mar. 13 2015 04:25:49 PM CST RT @angelsokc: $701,334!!!! 🎉🎉Thank you @SwineWeek from the bottom of our hearts!!!! 💛#doit4theswine #doitforthekids LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, Mar. 13 2015 04:24:53 PM CST RT @robbycharlton: 🐺Edmond Santa Fe:$168,891 💙Edmond North:$605,808 🐶Edmond Memorial:$701,334 🔵Deer Creek:$100,754 Total:$1,576,790 Impact…
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, Mar. 13 2015 02:29:58 PM CST RT @lancemrodman: Congrats @SwineWeek on raising over $700,000 this year!!
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, Mar. 13 2015 01:40:59 PM CST RT @cswansonx3: Shout out to Chisholm Elementary for raising $11,000 for EMHS Swine week!!! #futurebulldogs LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Thu, Mar. 12 2015 12:17:07 PM CST RT @NewsOKPolitics: The @OUDaily is doing an excellent job covering the racist frat story and the early morning protests on campus. http://…
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Mar. 11 2015 11:41:45 PM CST RT @ClayTravisBGID: Boys are making leprechaun traps. I complained about all the wasted tape. 7 year old: “Look, would you rather have tape…
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Mar. 11 2015 01:48:33 PM CST I LOVE my Thunder cartoon print in the spirit of Calvin and Hobbes, @sportstoons! So fun! Thanks for dropping it off -- sorry I missed you.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Mar. 09 2015 03:46:58 PM CST RT @GabeIkard: The OU SAE debacle is a perfect example of actions having unexpected consequences. One bus of idiots made an entire universi…
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, Mar. 06 2015 10:13:57 PM CST Loving listening to @MulliganBros at The Bottle Cap Barn. Fun #bluegrass tonight in OKC.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sat, Feb. 21 2015 07:00:49 AM CST “Thank You, Kendrick Perkins” by @UpTheThunder https://t.co/VPSU9uUKfI
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Thu, Feb. 19 2015 09:59:48 PM CST RT @KendrickPerkins: I would like to start off by saying Thank You to the State of Oklahoma for treated my family and I like Family and we …
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Feb. 18 2015 09:29:56 AM CST Win this Epic Eastern European #Wine Getaway! From @wineawesomeness @plated @theskimm @fwx @liquor LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sun, Feb. 08 2015 09:25:41 PM CST RT @BAMOK: That being said, I'm grooving to #FourFiveSeconds, and I don't care who knows it. #GRAMMYs
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jan. 28 2015 09:42:17 PM CST RT @MegForWard6: Look at the amazing crowd gathered at the beautiful First Pres at 13th and Classen to learn about A Better Classen. http:/…
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jan. 28 2015 09:40:48 PM CST RT @peterkwright: Very sad to hear about newsroom layoffs at The Oklahoman. Best wishes to everyone affected. Thinking of friends and forme…
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Thu, Jan. 22 2015 08:47:17 PM CST Awesome for kids & me to hear #donaldmilleratOC tonight! Thanks, @okchristian! Inspired by @donaldmiller again; loved"Blue Like Jazz" first.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jan. 14 2015 11:42:17 AM CST About 1500 people are at the Cox Center in OKC to hear Mayor Cornett speak at the @okcchamber's #stateofOKC. Are you? LINK

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