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


Southview Spirit

by Carol Masters, Becketwood Member On what might have been a gloomy rainy weekend, the energy of children and song burst into Becketwood with the very young to maturing voices of the Southview Seventh Day Adventist Children’s Choir. From Poco Voce (ages three to six) to King’s Kids (six to teens) and a teenage duo […] Read more

GIANT Bubbles:  Child’s play, adult hobby, or science project?

By Peggy Ryden, Becketwood Member   Who doesn’t remember the magic of bubbles as a child? Bubbles were great summer fun with readily available ingredients found at home. Today, bubble science has also become a serious adult hobby, with a listing in the Guinness World Records: The largest outdoor free floating soap bubble has a […] Read more

Fun Facts About Native Bees

by Naomi Jackson, Becketwood Member Since Minnesota now has a state native bee, the rusty patched bumble bee, this seems a good time to introduce you to the rest of Minnesota’s native bees. Many native bees, including the rusty patched bumble bee, are endangered owing to habitat loss, pesticide use, and disease. The more you […] Read more

Residence Rivals: Becketwood vs. Svenskavood

By Sven (as found by Howard Bergstrom*), Becketwood Member Ever since it became known that Lena had divorced Ole and had married me, I have often been asked to elaborate about this. You may recall that Ole moved to Svenskavood, following the divorce. After a few years, Lena and I paid down with our trailer […] Read more


by Dick Juhl, Becketwood Member I had no idea that we are running so short of basic food items, many of them staples in our diets for many years. Perhaps a government investigation is in order.  Last week, while at a grocery store, I noted that bacon is now only 12 ounces per package. I […] Read more