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: 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.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Should I say I think your plastic surgery looks great?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net   YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My friend just had some plastic surgery on her face and neck. She has not talked about it and has not acknowledged it, but does accept compliments about how wonderful she looks. […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Help, I'm the best man!

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    I am the best man in my best friend’s wedding. What are my duties?

  • 20/40/60 Etiquette: Should I send flowers?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    20/40/60 Etiquette: The women of 20-40-60 make recommendations on whether or not to visit a sick colleague in the hospital. The Oklahoman Features Editor Matt Price has the guest answer.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---So sorry

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

     YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!  By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: How do you feel about offering a condolence message about a death via email? Yvette Walker has the guest answer.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Settle down!

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!   By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: We just returned from a long overseas trip. After an already-long day, we got to the Dallas/Fort Worth airport for a several-hour layover until our Oklahoma City flight. The waiting room was very crowded. A group of six apparently […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Where are your manners?

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    QUESTION: We just returned from a long overseas trip. After an already-long day, we got to the Dallas/Fort Worth airport for a several-hour layover until our Oklahoma City flight. The waiting room was very crowded. A group of six apparently unsupervised preteens was turning cartwheels, dancing in the aisles and shrieking across the room to each other. Emboldened by the glares and eye-rolling of other passengers, and knowing the mother would want someone to intervene, I approached the girls. I was shocked to find that two of the ones who appeared to be preteens were actually mothers of the others. Having gotten that far, I simply asked that they lower the decibel level and refrain from activities that might hurt others, as I

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Move along!

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

      YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! Editor’s note: The 20-40-60 Etiquette team is happy to have Joe Hight, editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette, as our guest. He was instrumental in getting this column started several years ago when he was director of information and development at The Oklahoman/NewsOK and he also answered questions […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Check-out counter slowpoke causes frustration

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman and Helen Ford Wallace, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    A customer writes the 20-40-60 ladies to complain about a poky fellow shopper who reconciles her checkbook at the checkout stand.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: I'll bring the fruit!

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Editor’s note: Today we invited two guests to add to the 20-40-60 team’s answers. Questions about co-hosting parties have come up before, and we think it is important that all hosts participate together in party planning, especially since they are coming together to honor a mutual friend. Readers, let us know what you think. QUESTION: My friend has a very demanding job that has never allowed her to do much outside of the work realm. Consequently, she has never developed an understanding of how to host social events. She has compensated by buying a food platter, bringing drinks or contributing money when needed. Yet when it comes to actually planning the details, she is clueless. I, on the other hand, have lots of

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Must I know the couple to attend their wedding?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    If you’re invited to a wedding for a couple you’ve never met, is it proper etiquette to accept?

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Is someone in your space?

    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace     QUESTION: Usually when I find an empty seat at the movies, I choose one with a seat between me and the next person, because I have been in a situation once or twice where the person next to me […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette—Who CAN I invite?

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My son is engaged to a young woman from out of town. She has visited us in Oklahoma City several times. They will be married in her home city. She and her family have let us know that they plan […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Back off my man

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    20-40-60 Etiquette: A reader writes the 20-40-60 Etiquette team with concerns over a woman who was overly aggressive in speaking with the reader’s husband during a cocktail party.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---You smell terrible!

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net.   YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!   By Calllie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I was on a trip to Australia and took the bus to one of the points of interest. One woman who sat next to me reeked of offensive body odor. What […]

  • 20-40-60 etiquette: Offensive body odor presents etiquette conundrum

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    The women of 20-40-60 answer your etiquette question. Clytie Bunyan has the guest answer

  • 20-40-60 etiquette: Should I mention a forgotten loan?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    If your friend forgets to repay a loan, should you mention it or write it off? The women of 20-40-60 advise.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Hostess had too much on her plate

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, May 19, 2014

    20-40-60 Etiquette: How do you handle a guest who seems to be thankless to her host.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Did you get it?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Apr 28, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I know there is so much controversy regarding the etiquette in “thanking” someone for “thanking” you.




Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Oct. 20 2014 05:01:58 AM CST Dyson's 20 Best Inventions of the Year LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sun, Oct. 19 2014 10:08:38 AM CST Also, did you see our pic, @pomotexan? LINK via @VideoKyle and @PosthumanProjct
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sun, Oct. 19 2014 08:47:05 AM CST RT @VideoKyle: Love this photo from last night! @PosthumanProjct @deadCENTER @CPlace12 #indiefilm LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sun, Oct. 19 2014 08:45:55 AM CST @PosthumanProjct: "SUPER EXCITED to announce our NYC premiere will be in Times Square Sat. Nov. 8th 10am! @UrbanActionFest" FYI @pomotexan
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Oct. 14 2014 11:46:25 AM CST RT @anthonyVslater: EIGHT players out with injury for the Thunder tonight: KD, Perk, Ibaka, Collison, McGary, Jackson, Telfair, Jerrett.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sun, Oct. 05 2014 07:07:44 AM CST Chilling. Those fighting this are heroes: "How the world’s health organizations failed to stop the Ebola disaster" LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sat, Oct. 04 2014 04:40:34 PM CST @OSUFirstCowgirl Beautiful pic, Miss Ann! Congrats and love, too.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Sep. 30 2014 10:34:26 AM CST Good news for OKC -- Boeing to add as many as 900 jobs in Oklahoma City as it consolidates operations:LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sun, Sep. 28 2014 04:16:55 PM CST RT @myriadgardens: That's cool. Goldie Hawn had lunch today in the @ParkHouseOKC She was awesome!
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sat, Sep. 27 2014 08:08:37 PM CST @anndavisdesigns That song introduced me to Griffin House several years ago, and I have enjoyed his songs ever since!
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sat, Sep. 27 2014 06:26:28 AM CST Incredible halftime show by Bennett and friends last night. https://t.co/P8bZL28XPp Thanks, @scottkinnaird for sharing first.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sat, Sep. 27 2014 04:30:57 AM CST RT @jacobunruh: Edmond Memorial football: Warren Wand acccounts for five TDs, Memorial outlasts Santa Fe LINK #OKPreps
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, Sep. 26 2014 11:19:55 PM CST @scottkinnaird We are slow. See ya bright and early, in any case. You guys going? I will be there for the 10:30 performance. #gobulldogs!
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, Sep. 26 2014 11:18:06 PM CST @scottkinnaird For some crazy reason, @THESpeedLemon, Bennett & I think we must be up at 4:30. Set a wakeup call at LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, Sep. 26 2014 11:03:07 PM CST @scottkinnaird they were awesome! I thought they needed to be there at 5:30 and not 5. #resettingmyalarm
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Sep. 24 2014 06:11:57 PM CST RT @HAL9000_: Warning, the iOS 8.0.1 update will cause U2 to move into your spare room. #iOS8
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Sep. 24 2014 01:09:38 PM CST OKC in @WSJ today: The clear focus of @OKCNM is on the victims and the aftermath. As it should be. LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Sep. 23 2014 06:59:56 AM CST ‘Mother of three poised to lead the BBC’? Fixed those headlines for you. LINK via @washingtonpost
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sun, Sep. 21 2014 06:28:51 AM CST RT @profkrg: 10 things students experience every day at school that we educators tend to forget about... LINK via @justin…
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sat, Sep. 20 2014 08:22:43 PM CST YEA, SOONERS! Beautiful #touchdown! #tiegame Again.