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: 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!

  • 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 […]




Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sun, May. 24 2015 09:40:36 PM CST RT @zachnash: Lake Hefner is officially full. LINK LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, May. 22 2015 03:02:03 PM CST LIVE on #Periscope: Fifth graders' last day! https://t.co/HIuDRe6V00
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sat, May. 16 2015 12:48:03 PM CST @ustwogames @Dan_Gray will there be any more levels of Monument Valley ever?
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Thu, May. 14 2015 07:32:26 PM CST RT @firebass_ok: Ella isn't just all about that bass -- she'll be all about StuCo as Cimarron's rep next year.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sat, May. 09 2015 08:10:40 AM CST RT @sarahcphipps: Calm after the the storm at Lake Hefner. #okwx LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, May. 08 2015 07:12:16 PM CST LIVE on #Periscope: More water in Edmond https://t.co/IUC0FNWYHI
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Fri, May. 08 2015 07:09:34 PM CST LIVE on #Periscope: Edmond, oklahoma https://t.co/IdzMBilqMn
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Thu, May. 07 2015 05:43:25 AM CST RT @ksearls: Hey @deadCENTER, let's get all our talent out there and make a movie #tigernado
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Thu, May. 07 2015 05:29:25 AM CST RT @okfacts: Incredible photo of a supercell which developed over Bridge Creek, OK today via Chris Landsberger / @NewsOK. #okwx LINK
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, May. 06 2015 10:46:01 PM CST @Lori_Dickinson @JillCastilla @sfas I love the shots of the clouds from his porch.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, May. 06 2015 10:38:16 PM CST @garyeOK Oh, no! I hope Molly is OK. So sorry. That sounds painful.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, May. 06 2015 10:37:04 PM CST @JillCastilla @Lori_Dickinson @sfas Gary's on the new Periscope app giving live updates during severe weather.
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.

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