Senior Spotlight: from
NYC to Minneapolis
BY JENNIFER VON OHLEN
Michael Morse, 70, of New York City, NY, currently residing in
Kimball, found himself relocating to the land of 10,000 lakes rough-
ly 25 years ago as he sought freedom from his alcohol addiction. He
went through treatment three times before he was able to move into
a halfway house.
“We learn in the program that relapse is a symptom of this dis-
ease,” shared Morse. “That it doesn’t necessarily mean I’m a bad
person. I’m not a bad person becoming good; I’m a sick person get-
While residing at the halfway house, Morse’s next objective in
moving forward was to obtain a “minimal job” that would allow him
to get his feet back underneath him while still having time to take
care of himself.
He worked as a restaurant host/greeter for a few years before be-
ing given the opportunity to own his own restaurant in the Foshay
Tower of Minneapolis.
It was called Cafe Un Deux Trois (French for one, two, three),
and, according to Morse, “It was hot. It was the place to go.”
He owned it for about 14 years before it closed, but, “somewhere
along the line, this cute, adorable woman started coming for lunch
fairly often.” She would later become Morse’s (now ex) wife, whom
he still loves.
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