The hamlet of Weidenhausen celebrates its first mention in an official document (1309) with summerlong events all this year. Last night’s party at the festival tent was probably attended by all 495 residents plus many who came from around Germany for class reunions and at least two Americans. It was a night full of great music from the Brixentaller music group from the Alpine region of Austria/Switzerland. We met many relatives from Marie’s Muesse and Sonneborn lines, including Heinrich Imhof (historian, at left) and Guenter Sonneborn. Herr Imhof was one of the chief organizers of the festival. We heard the next morning that the party lasted until 4 a.m.