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

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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

Beginning a Dairy-free, Gluten-free Journey

By Tracy Gulliver, Becketwood Member On Wednesday afternoon I went shopping as if my life depended on it, which some might argue is stretching the truth to its limits. After coming home, I ate as though my life depended on it, and I’m sure you’d agree that food is essential to survival. I ate what […] Read more


One of Becketwood Members’ goals is to recycle as much as possible. Member Dee Schaefer discovered that her bag of recyclables along with the garage table for discarded yet usable items were revealing sources of reflection. By Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member Becketwood’s Give-Away/Take-Away Table Five terra-cotta flowerpots Two plastic water bottles A small bisque angel […] Read more