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Planning for an Emergency

by Naomi Jackson, Becketwood Member Don’t tell anyone, but I have enough toilet paper for a month. No, I didn’t clear off a shelf in the grocery store. In January I decided to try a new, more environmentally friendly brand of toilet paper made of bamboo, and you have to order it by the case. […] Read more

Mason City, Iowa

By John Fenn, Becketwood Member It wasn’t that long ago that Becketwood members were enjoying “normal” life and things like this excursion to Mason City, Iowa. Led by member Iric Nathanson, the group visited such places as the Louis Sullivan designed National Farmer’s Bank in Owatonna, the Frank Lloyd Wright Stockman House Museum and the […] Read more


March 16, 2020 Recommended Actions in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) As you are aware, COVID-19 protocol is a fast moving target which changes daily if not hourly. The Board of Directors voted on Saturday, March 14 to be aligned with the MN Department of Health Recommendations. Becketwood Management and the Board of Directors will continue […] Read more

For the Love of Trees

By Lorene Liddle, Becketwood Member Recently, while attending a performance at the Guthrie Theater, I noticed the following statement in the program notes: We want to acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the Dakota People and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations, […] Read more

Life Matters / Small Groups:  Part II

By Susan Devries. Mickey Monsen, Cec Wilson Holder, Ruth Halvorson, Kate Tucker, Jan Young, Becketwood Members This is a continuation of a recent blog entitled “A Small Group Experience.” Please refer to that blog for specific details. To briefly recap, a group of seven Becketwood residents have met regularly for almost a year to explore […] Read more