I received a call recently from one of the officers of Trønderlag of America, an organization for people from the Trondheim region in Norway called Trøndelag. The caller asked if I was the grandson of Elias Haarsager. Yes, I am, I said. Turns out that my grandfather was one of the 120 founders of the organization back in 1908 (he lived from 1855-1926 and emigrated to America in 1880).
So this year, the organization is celebrating its 100th anniversary on August 9th in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. For details, go to www.tronderlag.org/centennial.htm. Sounds like a fun event and I'm tentatively planning to attend. --Dennis Haarsager