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


High Summer Highs—Musically Speaking

by Carol Masters, Becketwood Member Wednesday nights at Becketwood recently have shown us what a gift this place is to us residents. Two very different but equally outstanding performances paired skilled and energetic musicians with an exuberant audience. On Wednesday, July 26 the Minneapolis-based jazz group Mill City Trio, in this configuration guitar, violin and […] Read More

Grandmother’s Hope Chest

By Tracy Gulliver, Becketwood Member I run the putty knife across the surface, following the grain; careful not to gouge the dark wood. The shellac bubbles up. The blade lifts off a thin film of varnish. Beneath the skin of black patina, walnut grains swirl across the top of my grandmother’s cedar chest. The grandmother […] Read More

Senior Housing—And Ole And Lena—And Aging-In-Place

by Howard Bergstrom, Becketwood Member Other Becketwood Members have been sharing important events in their lives. I’d like to tell you something different about me—something very few people know. I grew up in the same Greater Minnesota town where Ole and Lena also grew up. Actually, I didn’t know Lena well, until after she married […] Read More

Pollinator Resources and Notes

By Carol Masters, Becketwood Member It was such a joy to meet Becketwood folks June 14.  Thank you so much for having me!  I mentioned a number of resources and wanted to share them with you to share with everyone. I think this list incorporates the things I mentioned.  Let me know if folks have […] Read More

More on World War II Home Front

by Mickey (Mildred) Matzke Monsen, Becketwood Member All my high school days were during wartime—1941-1945—in a small Minnesota town, Waseca. I went to the same school building, Central School, from 1st to 12th grade. We enjoyed a huge auditorium for all ages and all sorts of programs. On December 8, 1941, everyone was in their […] Read More