Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Celebration of the 1960s

The "#1 Hits of the 60s" is in its 9th season and was voted "Branson's Best Matinee Show for 2010."  I grew up in the 60s and remember how important the music was.  On Saturday nights during the Summer, many of my friends gathered at Lake Nixon to dance the night away to our favorite music.  Songs such as "I Can't Get No Satisfaction,"  "California Girl," "I Got You Babe," "R-E-S-P-E-C-T," "I Want To Hold Your Hand" -- just to name a few.  We did the Twist, the Mashed Potato, the Pony, the Swim -- we had a blast.  

I relived that time last night at the 60s Show.  Many Top 40 songs were sung, as well as several #1 Hits.  We had a blast remembering and honoring the 60s.  

Some of us dressed in tie-dye dresses -- although I have to admit I don't remember wearing such dresses in the 60s.  I do remember go-go boots and mini-skirts.

The three young ladies and three young men brought the 1960s alive in this fun-filled, face-paced celebration of an entire decade of music.

Tickets for this show are $30 for adults, $9 for kids 9-12 and special price for Active Military and Veterans of $19.60.  It was a good show and a great time had by all.

I wanted to show you what happened to our hummingbird feeder -- 
We had to take it down:(  The little hummingbird keeps coming by looking for it -- any thoughts on how to remedy the problem?

Thanks for stopping by.  May God bless you, one and all!


  1. That looks like a terrific show. Not a clue what to do about the bees. We had them on our dry bird seed last winter in Texas. Never saw that before. Stay cool.

  2. Wow! That's a lot of bees. Why not try again in a week.

  3. Those 60's outfits brought back some memories alright - mostly bad! Can't believe we wore some of those clothes. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Don't know how to keep the bees away from the hummingbird feeder but sure feel bad for the hummingbirds.

    That show sounds like fun. I really liked the early sixties more than the latter half though. Just love some of those oldies.

  5. Looks like another fun show. Sorry, no help for the hummers. We have only seen a couple bees on our feeder. I think we have so many hummingbirds buzzing around it all the time it keeps the bees away.

  6. Sounds like you had a blast from the past!

    Here is some information about bees/wasps:

    Bees and Wasps

    This is a more serious problem, because in addition to contaminating the homemade nectar in the feeder, bees and wasps can be very competitive and able to keep hummingbirds from feeding. There are also documented cases of hummingbirds being stung and even killed by the stings.

    Commonly it is suggested that spraying the bee guards over the ports with Pam® or similar substance will keep bees and wasps away, but rarely is this technique effective, or at least not for long.

    There is a technique, however, that is regularly used by many and found to be very successful. Always have at least two feeders, with different concentrations of homemade nectar. Although the standard recipe is for 4 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar (4:1), make up a 5:1 ratio in one of the feeders (this one is for the hummingbirds). The other feeder should contain a mixture with a 3:1 (or if necessary, 2:1) ratio, and this is for the bees and wasps. The insects have a very strong preference for rich, high-sugar mixtures and will quickly determine that they want the second feeder. This leaves the first feeder virtually free for the hummingbirds, who will be quite satisfied with a 5:1 ratio.

    Once the bees and wasps have settled in on the second feeder (which will usually take only a few hours), you can safely move that feeder to another location; the bees and wasps will follow it.

    Another suggestion:
    It was recently discovered that bees and wasps are attracted to the color yellow. Since many hummingbird feeders have yellow plastic "flowers" or other parts, try removing such parts or painting them red before hanging your feeder in the spring - once bees learn where food is, they fly right back to the hive to tell all their friends, so avoiding their attention up front works best.

    Finally, here is a link to an article with several suggestions: