Helen Ford Wallace Published: January 1, 2006

Nancy and 'Deedle' Ed "Deedle" de Cordova and Nancy de Cordova greet guests Jim George and Betty Ann and Jerry Furseth at the de Cordovas' 50th wedding anniversary celebration Dec. 23 at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. The black-tie event featured a dinner with several gourmet buffet tables set around the room, but also one was a hot dog and chili table and one was a table with the club's brandy ices. Nancy wore a wedding dress and veil. Al Good's orchestra played for dancing. White orchids tipped with gold and holiday greenery decorated the tables, which had gold-colored tablecloths. Among the 300 guests was the best man at their wedding in Tulsa, Jim George; and family members Debby and Lee Scarborough, Martha Scarborough, Susan and Nick Gaultney and Susan de Cordova. BY DAVID FAYTINGER, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN

Pam's birthday Connie Givens, Sue Magness, Pam Smith and Sue Timberlake celebrate Smith's birthday with a lobster lunch. This birthday lunch group, which meets monthly, also exchanged gifts. (This year, lottery tickets were the gifts.) BY DAVID FAYTINGER, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN

Leadership Rick Vermillion, Ja'Rena Lunsford, hostess Judy Love and Stasha Martin were at the Leadership Oklahoma City's Alumni Association annual holiday party Dec. 11 in the Love home. Graduates of the program welcomed members of the current Class XXIV and members of the new Leadership Oklahoma City program for young adults. There were 250 guests at the event. Greg Wheeler is Leadership Oklahoma City president, and Miki Farris is alumni association president. PHOTO PROVIDED

Tickled pink Angela Horton, Christina Felton, Lainie Muller, Leslie Russell and Marni Warren were hostesses on Dec. 22 for a baby shower for Maura Bradshaw, second from left. Other hostesses were Courtney Smith and Kristin Lesher. Maura and Jason Bradshaw's baby girl is due in March. Martha Bradshaw brought a christening dress that she got in France. BY HELEN FORD WALLACE, THE OKLAHOMAN

Holiday party Chris and Dana Gordon and Kathy and Hal Brown were at the Mercy Health Center Holiday party Dec. 20 at Gaillardia Country Club. Hosts were the Sisters of Mercy and the Mercy administrative staff. Guests were board trustees, foundation board members and medical executive committee. The party also honored Dr. Ken Hieke and Dr. Jim Hartsuck. BY DAVID FAYTINGER, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN

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