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


A Small Group Experience

By Susan DeVries, Kate Tucker, Ruth Halvorson, Mickey Monsen, Cecilia Wilson Holder, and Jan Young, Becketwood Members In the winter of 2019, a working subgroup of the Chapel Committee developed a survey of Becketwood Members’ religious affiliations and spiritual desires. A number of responses to the survey indicated an interest in becoming part of a […] Read more

Why You Didn’t See Me In October

By Naomi Jackson, Becketwood Member November 2019 People have been inquiring, “Have you been gone? I haven’t seen you for awhile.” No, I haven’t been gone. Yes, you haven’t seen me for a while. Why? In a word, carpet. New carpet. As some of you know, I have a condition called Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). […] Read more

Trees and Thanksgiving

By Wayne Tellekson, Becketwood Member Becketwood has beautiful trees. According to Jeff, we have 596 of them. But unfortunately this winter 29 are scheduled to be cut down. Almost all of them are Green Ash and the cause is that dratted beetle! From almost any window in the building there are beautiful trees. We have […] Read more

Three Tips for REAL ID

by Angela Bohmann, Becketwood Member As you may have heard, effective October 1, 2020, a standard Minnesota driver’s license will not be sufficient identification to board a domestic flight in the US. A passport will be sufficient (and is necessary for international flights), but if you want to use your driver’s license as your ID […] Read more

Eight Years Evolution Of The Martini Salon

By Doug Herron, Becketwood Member A martini is my favorite alcoholic beverage, so eight years ago when walking by the gazebo on a warm afternoon, I was seduced by the sound of ice being shaken in a metal canister. Inside the pagoda savoring his drink and smoking a smelly cigar was John Fenn. I asked […] Read more