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: Can I call when people don't RSVP?

    BY CALLIE ATHEY, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    The Oklahoman's 20-40-60 etiquette crew discuss whether it's OK to call when people haven't RSVP'ed for an event. Linda Miller has the guest answer.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Table manners for the nose

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    To ask an etiquette question, email Helen: hwallace@oklahoman.com YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Your sensible feature on manners and etiquette is always enjoyable, addressing as it does so many often overlooked pleasantries that oil social discourse. A topic I’ve never seen mentioned is the repellent […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: That's snot funny

    BY CALLIE ATHEY, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    What should you do if you have to sneeze or blow your nose while at the dining table? Yvette Walker has the guest answer.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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.




Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Sep. 02 2015 04:03:42 PM CST RT @okcchamber: How about a round of applause for @OKCPS and double-digit improvement in math scores? #applaudOKCPS http://t.co/nmE1uTBUYP
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Sep. 02 2015 01:52:29 PM CST @malenalott @lofolulu @HeideWrite @MissQOKC @kelleydmcguire @iFLYtunnel I am totally in! Fun group, too, all of you!
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Sep. 01 2015 06:14:39 PM CST RT @jk_rowling: I'm in Edinburgh, so could somebody at King's Cross wish James S Potter good luck for me? He's starting at Hogwarts today.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sun, Aug. 30 2015 07:31:31 AM CST RT @stevanderson: Nothing like a peaceful morning disturbed by earthquake in Edmond
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sat, Aug. 29 2015 08:28:31 AM CST @HeideWrite Our new outside grill, where fire started before breaking into our home, is now brick and built on concrete instead of wood.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sat, Aug. 29 2015 08:25:34 AM CST @HeideWrite Thankfully. Was anyone in it? Sorry about insurance, too. That stinks. Our home burned last year, but we were able to rebuild.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sat, Aug. 29 2015 08:20:15 AM CST @HeideWrite I am so sorry. Looks like it was a lovely retreat! What caused it?
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, Aug. 28 2015 02:45:36 PM CST How Hurricane Katrina upended NBA landscape http://t.co/vnSydjIR1G
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Aug. 26 2015 10:12:56 AM CST So cool! ... The Stars Align at OU for Galileo’s World - Slice - September 2015 - Oklahoma City http://t.co/JL7Pj87FjO
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Aug. 11 2015 07:33:21 AM CST I just got some free music from @gro on @noisetrade. Download it here: http://t.co/9x1MnhBkEM
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Aug. 04 2015 12:42:58 PM CST RT @VisitOKC: Dine Downtown at OKC's newest place to fuel up - @RevolvePizza! It's the perfect lunch spot! #SeeOKC http://t.co/VOQLAB695M
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Aug. 04 2015 12:37:32 PM CST Fun promotion celebrating opening of @revolvepizza in downtown OKC! I won a yummy pizza that parachuted from the top of building. Thanks!
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Jul. 27 2015 01:15:35 PM CST RT @kayleeshaine: Thank you, Twitter, for answering my constant "earthquake or construction?" questions.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Jul. 27 2015 01:14:48 PM CST earthquake downtown OKC!
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Jul. 27 2015 11:05:02 AM CST Is Apple's control freakery out of control? http://t.co/dPBKiYA3jH via @computerworld
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, Jul. 24 2015 08:57:23 AM CST 20-40-60 Etiquette---When can I have a cell phone? http://t.co/PdSK8dM4zn
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Jul. 06 2015 01:31:42 PM CST RT @TheIneptBirder: Hi, all. I wrote this piece about my hometown. Fyi: the funny bldg. in that mural is a beloved 1958 landmark. https://t
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 24 2015 12:16:38 PM CST Is the shaking today due to downtown OKC construction on Park Avenue or earthquakes? Or both?
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Jun. 22 2015 02:54:51 PM CST RT @hfwallace: 20-40-60 Etiquette: Divorcee ponders rules of name game http://t.co/PeWIj933ba #TheOklahoman #NewsOk
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, Jun. 19 2015 10:45:08 AM CST LIVE on #Periscope: Walking down oldest street in U.S. In Philadelphia -- Elfreths Alley https://t.co/WA3eUZkgQe

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