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

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When Mercury Was in Retrograde (February 17–March 12, 2020)

By Pat Cummings, Becketwood Member “Mercury is the planet that rules communication, and when it goes retrograde, it’s usually associated with miscommunications, technology issues, anxiety, and travel problems….”     Jessica Booth in Bustle  Every year my friend Judy and I go to Tucson for a few days to visit our friend Pat, who spends her […] Read more

Planning for an Emergency

by Naomi Jackson, Becketwood Member Don’t tell anyone, but I have enough toilet paper for a month. No, I didn’t clear off a shelf in the grocery store. In January I decided to try a new, more environmentally friendly brand of toilet paper made of bamboo, and you have to order it by the case. […] Read more

Mason City, Iowa

By John Fenn, Becketwood Member It wasn’t that long ago that Becketwood members were enjoying “normal” life and things like this excursion to Mason City, Iowa. Led by member Iric Nathanson, the group visited such places as the Louis Sullivan designed National Farmer’s Bank in Owatonna, the Frank Lloyd Wright Stockman House Museum and the […] Read more


March 16, 2020 Recommended Actions in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) As you are aware, COVID-19 protocol is a fast moving target which changes daily if not hourly. The Board of Directors voted on Saturday, March 14 to be aligned with the MN Department of Health Recommendations. Becketwood Management and the Board of Directors will continue […] Read more

For the Love of Trees

By Lorene Liddle, Becketwood Member Recently, while attending a performance at the Guthrie Theater, I noticed the following statement in the program notes: We want to acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the Dakota People and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations, […] Read more