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


Selections from a Memoir

by Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member At the suggestion of Member (and occasional blog-writer) Tracey Gulliver, a series of ongoing writing groups have been meeting at Becketwood. This has served as the incentive for the following collection.  -Ed.  A Collection of Vignettes What attracted me to the word vignette is that it comes from the French […] Read More

December Travels in Sweden

By Vanjie Bratt, Becketwood Member Traveling in Sweden by bus with a congenial group on a 15-day Holiday Lights Tour this December was truly a joyful and exhilarating experience. During those deep-dark winter days, the landscape was mysteriously beautiful with snow covered roofs on the rusty-red and mustard-yellow painted houses, candlelight shining brightly in every […] Read More

Who is Stronger, Girls or Boys?

by Robert Ricks, Becketwood Member (as told to Carol Masters) I served various congregations in Illinois and Iowa for a number of years and enjoyed that calling. I was able to work with many different people from different walks of life, and ecumenically across denominations. In fact, once, with a Catholic priest in our town […] Read More

New Art Works Unveiled

by Helen Gilbert, Becketwood Member On Friday, January 12, three new art works were unveiled in honor of Jerry Nordstrom. Jerry was the chair of the Art Committee, a former art teacher and theater director. Tributes in the program from his memorial celebration in May describe him as warm, generous, wise, imaginative, and skeptical of […] Read More

In the Display Case: Creatures from the Wood

by Joel Mortensen, Becketwood Member In their curves and textures, these critters almost come to life beneath your fingers—even if you haven’t joined Joel Mortensen or Leif Duus in the workshop to shape them. Some, like the impertinent fox, change their attitude depending on how you turn its 360 degree turning head. The animals’ history […] Read More