Becketwood Cooperative
An Active, Independent 55+ Community of Owners in Minneapolis

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Holy Oaks: A Reflection on Summer Solstice

by Naomi Jackson, Becketwood Member Becketwood is situated on an old oak savanna, a habitat that has mostly disappeared because it’s such a lovely place to build a (human) home. There’s a remnant on the east end of 38th Street, but not enough to attract the endangered red-headed woodpecker, which relies on the mix of […] Read more


by Dick Juhl, Becketwood Member I had no idea that we are running so short of basic food items, many of them staples in our diets for many years. Perhaps a government investigation is in order.  Last week, while at a grocery store, I noted that bacon is now only 12 ounces per package. I […] Read more

Iceland & Sweden in the Fast Lane

by Shirley Dahlgren, Becketwood Member Yes, the fast lane! Traveling via wheelchair through airports gets you quickly to the head of the line and first on the plane (to the delight of my family accompanying me), and traveling in a wheelchair pushed by the young and fit over rough terrain and cobblestones can reach remarkable […] Read more

Ruminations during a Cruise of Contrasts

by Carol Spearman, Becketwood Member Rowland and I were looking forward to a trip across the ocean from Jamaica to the port of Tilbury, on the River Thames, about 15 minutes from our apartment in England. We flew to Jamaica two days early to avoid the possibility of a snowstorm. The delays in immigration, the […] Read more

A Bucket List Adventure, Including the Saga of the Hearing Aid Batteries

By David Liddle and Susan McKinley, Becketwood Members In March Susan McKinley, Jack Heule, Lorene and I enjoyed a 15-day cruise from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale by way of the legendary Panama Canal. We traveled aboard the MS Volendam, a mid-sized ship of the venerable Holland America Line accommodating  1400 passengers and 600 officers […] Read more