Welcome to Elsa Bonstein
Elsa Bonstein is a child of Finnish immigrants, Arvo and Elvi Latomaa. She grew up on a small farm in rural Maryland, five miles from the nearest town. The family’s circle of friends included Swedes, Danes and other Finns who also owned small farms in and around Cecil County. She is fluent in Finnish and has visited her parent’s home country several times. Her earliest memory is sitting in her father’s lap while he read “The Secret Garden” to her in Finnish.