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

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Green (and spotted) Visitor

By Carol Masters, Becketwood Member Walking the neighborhood in the early summer mornings brings many delights, moments to stop and admire a boulevard garden or odd arrangement of stones and shadows or, at home, the variety in our Member Gardens. But I was more than delighted earlier this summer when I reached my own plot […] Read more

Make-Believe Minnesota State Fair

Display by Barbara White, Becketwood Member Our Members, along with most Minnesotans, are feeling the loss of the Minnesota State Fair this year. At Becketwood, we are lucky to have the endless creativity of Barbara White to help us imagine being there in person. Please enjoy this short video as you pretend you are shoulder-to-shoulder […] Read more

Overcoming Hopelessness and Moving To Action

by Carol Spearman, Becketwood Member Barely had we adjusted to a life of social distancing, Zoom, face masks and FaceTime, when we found ourselves confronted by the anger and civil unrest arising out of George Floyd’s death. Some have responded to the pandemic with fear and feelings of hopelessness; others tried to cope with the […] Read more

Learning at My First Summer Job

by Nancy Schultz, Becketwood Member It was my first Summer Job [at the Calendar Factory in downtown Minneapolis in 1946] and now it was over. I had met a wonderful “older” woman who taught me so much in the two months I worked there. She was so smart and answered all my many questions. She kept […] Read more

The Chapel Garden: Observations and Conversations

Photos and text by Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member     Windflowers Hemmed in by formal, clipped boxwood, you spring anemones toss your white faces and yellow hearts into the wind. Quietly swaying, you move above jagged, dark-green foliage. Ungovernable, undisciplined, and playful, you brush the stiff border.     Blue False Indigo Birds, butterflies, and […] Read more