HELEN FORD WALLACE (1940- ) has been a columnist for The Oklahoman for more than 50 years, working for 12 different editors. She began at U.S. Grant High School as a correspondent in 1957. She earned a journalism degree at OU, where she wrote for the Oklahoma Daily, She did graduate work at OCU, and taught journalism at Northeast High School, sponsoring the newspaper and yearbook. She has written the Sunday society column since 1978, started a shopping column and wrote many others including feature stories, also taking photos for the society section. She’s been chairman and president of several organizations, including the Beaux Arts Ball, the Oklahoma City Junior League, and the OU Mother’s Club.