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

Who Are We?

Who Are We? series:  Becketwood Members are part of a diverse range of families and communities. In this ongoing series, we will get a deeper look into the lives of the Members who are willing to share their personal stories and experiences.    This episode by Michelle Schutt, Becketwood Member In May of 1970 I […] Read more

A Move and Renovation was in the Air

by Peggy Ryden, Becketwood Member     Although generally not one to host an Open House, I decided to share the remodel of our new unit through this blog. Look for a few posts that highlight the various components of a 912 square feet renovation. Sincere thanks to all the patient Members who were affected […] Read more

Pull Cords

By Candace Barrick, Becketwood Member When I was getting ready to jump out of a plane, my tandem sky-diving partner asked if I wanted to pull the parachute cord or if I wanted him to do it. The pull cords here at Becketwood might seem to some as a matter of life or death for […] Read more

Origami Tree

by Carol Masters, Becketwood Member Note: This blog was originally published in 2016, but we wanted to share it with you again! Did you know Becketwood’s Origami Tree turned 21 this year? Each year’s intricate ornamentation seems lovelier than the last. In the early years of its formation, Origami Minnesota members spent regular hours in […] Read more

Holiday Memories

by Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member  Dee delves into her holiday memory bank in search of past celebrations as she contemplates a quiet COVID-19 season.   A Winter Solstice: The Longest Night A smoldering log glows dimly in my neighbor’s fireplace. His freshly cut Frasier Fir welcomes hand-crafted straw birds. Swedish candles on sturdy branches radiate […] Read more