Butch writes on 2/8/10
Grandpa Strand's name was originally Ljus Lars. Ellen told me that in Sweden the last name came first.
When Ellen was telling about what happened when Grandpa died, she said that Martin went over to the 'little house' (the window shade wasn't raised that morning) and hollered, "Lars!, Lars!, you OK?". That's when I learned Grandpa was called Lars. Among family he was never called Louis.