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We got mail!----20-40-60 Etiquette---A reader comments!

by Helen Ford Wallace and Lillie-Beth Brinkman and Callie Gordon Published: January 12, 2014


(Readers, we will have a letters from readers column soon, but this one came in and made me smile. What good ideas to “help” in learning manners. I would publish the reader’s name, but we have not done that thus far, so she will remain anonymous. But, you really might know this grandmother! She’s a wonderful person!)


Good Morning Helen … I certainly enjoy your comments in 20/40/60.
My comments:
When my children first started learning how to write, they always found a package of “thank you notes” in their Christmas stockings … and 50+ years later they…and their children still do.
When my Grandchildren turned 13 they learned how to set a formal table.  They are now 17, 18 and 18 and that is their responsibility at every family dinner.  (2 boys and 1 girl)  When they bring “dates/friends” to our home for a dinner, they get to show off their skills.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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by 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
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by Callie Gordon
Freelance Writer
Callie Gordon, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, is working at Chesapeake Energy in the Environment, Health, and Safety Department. She was previously an event coordinator for Chesapeake Energy.
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