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


Unwelcome Persistent Vultures!

by Vanjie Bratt, Becketwood Member Last week I made a huge pot of chicken broth — using mostly backs, necks and chicken feet, which I simmered slowly for about 18 hours. On Friday afternoon, March 30, I strained the rich broth off the bones, skin and sinews and stored a gallon of delicious stock in small […] Read More

Real Life on the North Shore

by Jane Johnson, Becketwood Member  A new blog series:  Introduction Many of you know that Ken and I spend much of the year at our home on the North Shore. In fact, at this point in our life, we call our Becketwood unit our “urban cabin.” Many members at Becketwood have connections to the North Shore. […] Read More

Trying to be Independent: Metro Mobility

by Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member My white plastic Metro Mobility card expires in 2200. Yes, that is accurate. Several years ago, I used it to make a reservation, but the bus arrived so late that I had to cancel an appointment. This attempt was my second. Wishing to be less dependent on my busy friends […] Read More

A Poem

By Betty Hoeger, Becketwood Member Note from fellow Member, Jude Wing:  Betty and I watched the lunar eclipse in my unit early one morning, so she decided to share this poem with me. She has never before written a poem; this is her first. I woke at 3 am and there it was high and […] Read More

A Mission: Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet

Introduction by Carol Spearman, Carol Masters and other Becketwood Members. Photos by Judith Maddux. Our mission is to help Becketwood Members understand the connections between what they are eating, their health, and the health of those they care about and the health of our planet. In mid-February a group of us, with the assistance of food […] Read More