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

Sailing from Rum Cay to Mayaguana

By Carol Bechtel, Becketwood Member Introduction: In October 2000 my husband Dave and I left our dock near the Chesapeake Bay and began our cruising life, i.e., living aboard our 37-foot sloop Crimson Cloud and heading for warmer climes. I was scared. I kept a journal. By the winter of 2003 and the following journal […] Read more

A French Thanksgiving: November 1960

By Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member (Dee Schaefer was appointed a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in the English Department at the University of Besançon in the Jura Mountains, France, in 1959-60.)  If Madame Douge’s kitchen had not been so spacious and her dining room so inviting, I wonder if I would have tried to prepare an American […] Read more

A Wrinkled Apple in My Hand

By Dolores Schaefer, Becketwood Member This autumn afternoon, I cleaned out the fruit bin in my kitchen refrigerator. Nestled in the back, I found half a bag of organic apples—all shriveled and rubbery. As I held an apple in my hand, my thoughts drifted to the Jura Mountains in eastern France where Madame Douge opened […] Read more

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