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


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

Growing Up Under the Nazi Regime

by Jeanette Hofstee Milgrom, Becketwood Member   The Netherlands, WW II, 1940-1945 THE INVASION It was early in the morning. My father was shaving in the bathroom. I heard him say to my mother: “The Germans are invading our country." I had no idea what that meant. I thought that if I was hungry and […] Read More


By Carol Spearman, Becketwood Member More and more people in our community are having reactions to certain foods. For some it is a matter of feeling uncomfortable if they eat an ingredient to which they are sensitive, but for others it can be life threatening. In our congregation up north where we had a monthly […] Read More