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

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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

Family Connections

By Carol Masters, Becketwood Member Easing from winter into spring has never been easy in our climate—but the music programs we’re privileged to hear at Becketwood give our hearts a boost as we gradually bid the snows goodbye! The Camerata Brass harmonies were bright and enlivening; the Eclectic Whirlwind—all-original acoustic guitar music, a blend of […] Read more

Becketwood’s Early Morning Easter Worship 2019

by Joel Wiberg, Becketwood Member and Presiding Minister, Early Morning Easter Worship This year’s community Easter worship will be a service with both Word and Sacrament. Let me explain briefly. The Christian community in all parts of the world has a wide variety of worship practices. We can see this variety as a spectrum from […] Read more