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: 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!

  • 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?




Lillie-Beth Brinkman Thu, Apr. 30 2015 08:48:16 PM CST Ben Rector! Great concert so far! Happy to be here for the Tour de Compadres. #OKC LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Thu, Apr. 30 2015 02:20:14 PM CST RT @SilasAllen1: Live from @OKCZoo: LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, Apr. 24 2015 04:58:00 PM CST If you haven't heard Gary England @garyeOK on Periscope give live weather updates from his home, you are missing out. LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Apr. 21 2015 07:48:32 PM CST @bobbyross but great job in asking the questions.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Apr. 21 2015 07:48:05 PM CST @bobbyross Too often reporters don't ask, even when people say it is most important thing in their lives & led them to do this great thing.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Apr. 21 2015 07:40:29 PM CST @bobbyross However, if he doesn't mention his faith, I don't think it necessarily needs pointing out. It is OK to just be quietly living it.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Apr. 21 2015 07:37:10 PM CST @bobbyross No matter what the faith.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Apr. 21 2015 07:36:41 PM CST @bobbyross Awesome, Bobby! I think media misses that angle often even when someone mentions their faith up front. No followup questions.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Apr. 01 2015 03:29:23 PM CST Neat eight-page spread in Men's Fitness about OKC: 'The City That Lost A Million Pounds' LINK via @sharethis
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Mar. 31 2015 11:16:30 AM CST I now want to go home and play with my kids' Lego sets after listening to Lego's StephanTurnipseed #CWF15 #creativity #handsonlearning
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, Mar. 27 2015 11:10:27 AM CST 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.

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