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

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The Voice of Becky Wood, Portrait, Stairwell Landing, Becketwood

By Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member In this piece written by Member Dee Schaefer, she imagines that she is the woman in the portrait hung in the main stairwell landing at Becketwood. Because this woman’s origins are unknown, she has been named Becky Wood. For more than thirty years, I have been quietly observing you come […] Read More

Life and Work of Johan Sebastian Bach

by Rita Juhl, Becketwood Member A mid-November Becketwood Vespers service featured the sublime music of J. S. Bach, with organist Rita Juhl. Rita’s Meditation informed us about Bach’s life journeys and challenges. An enormous number of people would evaluate J. S. Bach as being one of the most influential musicians of all time. His music […] Read More

End of Gardening Season…or Not

November 2018 By Naomi Jackson, Becketwood Member I’ve been asked several times if I’m glad the gardening season is over. In late October I pondered the question as I wandered through the Member gardens and Fernwood Glen. I have two answers: not really, and it isn’t over. Right up until the hard frost I was […] Read More

Sweet Autumn Celebration

By Tracy Gulliver, Becketwood Member In 2016, Becketwood celebrated autumn by renting a cider press to produce our own apple cider. It was such a success, we held the second annual Apple Cider Day in 2017. Earlier this year, Bob Kirk, an organizer of the event, asked the workshop committee if they would consider making […] Read More

Becketwood Poets

by Jill Breckenridge, Arnie Johanson, Linda Back McKay, Becketwood Members Becketwood is so fortunate to have Members willing to share their labors and talents with the community. A recent poetry reading in the Windsor Room included widely published Members Jill Breckenridge, Arnie Johanson and Linda Back McKay, sharing moving, exquisitely crafted works. Drawn from varied […] Read More