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: 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.

  • 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!




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
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 17 2015 06:40:05 AM CST RT @JenniCarlson_OK: The photo of the little girls' softball team has gone viral. Now, hear the story behind it http://t.co/7vjrLs11I5 http
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Tue, Jun. 16 2015 10:07:05 AM CST LIVE on #Periscope: Oklahoma's booth at international Bioscience Convention, Philadelphia. https://t.co/oBIerZ1jsD
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Thu, Jun. 11 2015 02:53:04 PM CST You rock, @rcrissinger & @BumbershootPR! Thanks for @okcchamber blog shoutout! Great to see you at @deadCENTER party. Sad to miss fireworks.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Thu, Jun. 11 2015 02:49:02 PM CST RT @BumbershootPR: .@deadCENTER is THE place to be in OKC this week! http://t.co/NKp4RkxXf8
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Thu, Jun. 11 2015 09:56:16 AM CST @lancemcdaniel You know how to throw a party! Loved seeing the @deadCENTER folks & costumes at the AICCM party. Neat place, neat festival.
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Wed, Jun. 10 2015 08:25:35 PM CST LIVE on #Periscope: deadCenter Film Festival party at the under-construction AICCM. https://t.co/YRzWGMQqvG
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Jun. 08 2015 10:24:18 AM CST RT @NEWS9: Red Dirt Diaries: OKC Teen Composes Symphony http://t.co/8h0wKkKLHu #News9 http://t.co/H1GevEa7U0
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Jun. 08 2015 10:24:09 AM CST RT @okc_news: Oklahoma City teen's symphony comes to life with support from Allied Arts: By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer Anna… http://t.co
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Jun. 08 2015 10:23:15 AM CST RT @SomeCallMeE: Proud of our #CorpChallenge runners this morning: @johnnyhooper @TammyFate @elena_listen @kclynn44 @DrewDuganOKC & Jenn Se
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Jun. 08 2015 10:23:10 AM CST RT @SomeCallMeE: Solid & fun weekend for #TeamChamber! #CorpChallenge 👍👏🏆🏀🚴🏊🏃@elena_listen, @lillie_beth, @jobish1121, @CarrieSnod, @DrewDu…
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Mon, Jun. 08 2015 10:22:50 AM CST RT @SomeCallMeE: Solid & fun weekend for #TeamChamber! #CorpChallenge 👍👏🏆🏀🚴🏊🏃cc: @sommerterry @MarcusElwell @johnnyhooper @kclynn44 @kaylee
Lillie-Beth Brinkman Sun, May. 24 2015 09:40:36 PM CST RT @zachnash: Lake Hefner is officially full. http://t.co/Iv4z2HSIYO http://t.co/m9JJode4hD

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