You may have been re-directed to my photography page if you were looking for Shane’s Flying Disc Show. Dream Weaver just blew me away. I could only get so much help from Go Daddy before they refused to help me get through the hard parts of web pages, like connecting FTP sites with Dreamweaver and Go Daddy.
I am utilizing Facebook, FlickR, Youtube, Vimeo and WordPress to bring you Shane’s Flying Disc Show and Shane K. Smith Photography. I have been a photographer and Flying Disc Thrower since elementary School. I made my first money with a camera in High School and my first money with a Frisbee in 1978. I also made money by teaching Tennis since I was 13. I am writing this in 2020.
I am going to set my menus up on my web pages so that Shane’s Flying Disc Show comes up first. Then all my other stories will fill in alphabetically.
Thanks for showing up in here!
Please make time to click on follow and fill out the email alert part near the bottom of the page. Share on Facebook or other sites. I put some tunes at the bottom of each page. Please come back often. I get motivated knowing someone is out there!
As of 20200514, I temporarily deactivated Facebook so I could concentrate on this project. I’ll be back on Facebook soon. I am shooting for a return to Facebook by June 12, 2020.
To get to the best of Shane’s Flying Disc Show please find me in the menu above.
Then I do a 180 round house kick and use the Flickr albums as embedded slideshow panels because I can’t afford the web space on Word Press. Some of the Flickr viewers have between 500 to 16,000 photos in them. That overheats the internet and if you are in an album that should have more photos in it, click around on the viewer and it will take you right to flickr to finish off!
That’s easy for you to say! It took me ten years to find the slideshow button! So We can use two styles. One way you can go through our photos one by one manually. Or I can do an occasional slide show with it.
South Sliders is a little tricky and takes some finesse on the phone especially. I was finally able to get my web page to load on just a telephone connection. I couldn’t break into Wal-Mart’s wi fi so I used my phone’s connection. When you see South Sliders a couple of Slide Shows will move the photos every five seconds or you can push one of those dots to get to another photo. The FlickR slider is touchy on the phone. I found if I barely touch on the far-right side in the middle, the arrows come up and I can surf each slider with my thumbs. If I bump it too hard it takes me to Flickr.
South Sliders 20200807
You can pause the Doobie Brothers or let them loop on. I have more tunes at the bottom of the page. You can also click the > or < to make the slides move faster!
Hover your mouse over the albums below and click away. I rely heavily on the < and > keys. I often hold one > down to watch my life flash before me.
The above slider is a tour of Shari Shue Sidebottom’s Older Sister’s gas pump collection.
Coming up or Scrolling down will be four
Bill Scott Albums
Bill Scott is playing all the instruments in these selections he gave me years ago.
Broke Ass Garage! Mike Yost
Catawba College By Shane Maybe 1977
Catawba College Sayakini 1978
Catawba College Annual 1979
Collages By Shane
Chris Harrington and Karen get Married
Christmas Lights by Little
Dr. Christopher Campbell
Kahunas Too Much Toni Jackie Overcash
Lakeview Family Restaurant
Long Farm Family Soaps
Peggy Hoke’s Mother’s Funeral
Shane’s Flying Disc Show.
If you don’t see 4,000 photos in the slider. Open the slider to the flickr page by clicking around on it. It can take you to the single shot the album or (somewhere I forgot).
Ricky and Randy Smith
I will have many different albums for
Ricky and Randy
Ricky and Randy taught a young man to fly for his ceremony in front of other black belts and
South 1971 Red Devil
South Father’s Day
South Red Devil 1970
South 1972 The Devil’s Tale
South 1973 Turning 60
South 1974 Southerner
South by Joyce Jordan Richards
South 1975 40 Year Reunion
South 1975 40 Year Class Reunion By Sammy
South 1975 Southscript
South China Grove Junior High 1969
From Joyce Jordan
South Judy Castor Deal
Judy and William Deal go all out in everything they do!
South Judy Castor Deal
I haven’t even done a “spread” on Judy’s quilts yet!
South Mother’s Day
Neal and Jerrod
I need to find a new home for Neal and Jerrod’s video. I violated a policy on Vimeo and got in trouble.
If you can find the down arrow on flickr you can also download the entire photo album in full resolution, in a zip file!
I like to hold the > key down and scroll through the stills as fast as my computer’s memory will let me.
South Now 20161015
South Rowan Class of 1974 Re-Union 20141026
South Rip 1975
My 1975 RIP album is not complete. We have been known to put all the way alive people in here. Just ask Frank White or Ricky Morris. Since I have combined 1973 to 1977 my information is piece mealed. I’d rather be honest about it because what I don’t know will totally amaze you!
South Shane’s Tennis, Acting and Frisbee Scrapbook
I don’t know how Bill Baldwin and his wife got in there but I’m going to leave it that way.
South Rowan 1974ish Re-Union
South Rowan Class of 1975 and Misc. Friends
If this album loads it should play over 16,000 photos. If it doesn’t you have to go to FlickR to see them. The slider has about three different FlickR links built in it. Hover your mouse to find the link that works for you.
This Particular album is a bear! The slider view here only shows 6 pages of 162. The beauty is, you can go to flickr by clicking on the links around the frame.
South Rowan 1975 Last Wills and Testaments
South Rowan 1975 Mystery Box
This includes lost cheerleading shots, Junior and varsity teams in color. This also includes color shots of South Pacific and a pep band shot.
South Rowan 1975 Senior Portraits
South Rowan Basketball 1975 era
Percy Caldwell on the line with a tie score. Double overtime and a technical foul called on the other team! Percy is called to the line. Percy shoots! It’s Up! IT’S GOOD! The whole crowd goes wild!
South Rowan by Gina Safrit
South Rowan Class of 1976 35 Re-Union Shot by Patty Wilson Reynolds
South Rowan Class of 1976 40 Year Re-Union
South Rowan Vs Davie 1973
South Rowan Shari Shue’s Birthday 20160529
South Southerner 1973
South 1974 Southerner
South 1975 Senior Southerner
South Stephen Harris Civil War Professional
The 1970 Jacket
South The 1971 Jacket
South The Jacket 1972
These are a few extra promo shots saved from the display case from a friend.
Rich Bartle is a famous World Champion Disc player. He is the owner and founder at Mobile Stage Rentals-Los Angeles! In his youth he did a World Tour and appeared on the NBC Today show with a friend of mine, Roger Meier. Roger migrated one summer from New York City to Venice Beach, California in 1978.
Rich has gone on to promotional fame and I have been enamored by his cool stage trucks and his involvement with Big Bands.
It turns out that one of my Best Friends since High School got to meet Rich in the coolest of ways. Bill Scott drums for many bands but one of his most famous Bands is Unknown Hinson. One year Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie hired Bill and Unknown to fly out to Los Angles. Roger, I didn’t forget about you! They were hired to play for Billy Bob’s birthday party. I brag about this event to my friends all the time. But little did I know I also knew the man that built the hidden stages at The movie stars house! I found this out years later as Rich is moving on to Santa Barbara!
In Salisbury, NC there are over 2,000 abandoned homes. The house with the cats is in Davidson, NC.
Above is a screen shot from what I get on my work page and what used to happen for me on wordpress that doesn’t anymore. I would get a hyper link to flickR and the ability to view images within wordpress.
Gail Mize Reynolds, 69, of Salisbury, NC passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at her residence. Born May 11, 1951 in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late D’ette McDaniel Mize and Henry Clay Mize. Mrs. Reynolds was a graduate of Boyden High School, Class of 1969 and Catawba College. She was an English teacher at China Grove Middle School until her retirement. She was a National Board Certified Teacher. She was an accomplished cyclist, writer and had performed in local theater. She attended Life Church in Salisbury, NC. In addition to her parents, she was preceded her in death is her sister, Kay Mize Loman. Mrs. Reynolds is survived by her son, Paul B. Reynolds, III of Salisbury. Graveside Services will be held 3 PM – Tuesday (Sept. 1) at Rowan Memorial Park with Revs. Mark and Richard Loman officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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I’ve made some new friends with a Classic Car group! Thanks Cook Staley and Cliff Hearne for letting me photograph your cars. I will get to the rest of the group in upcoming shows. For now Cook’s other friend’s names have slipped by me but as time goes by I will get to know them. We have to find a fuzzy guitar that spins around for Cliff! If my wife ever sees Cliff’s other Hot Rod I may just lose her. So I’ll have to hang on tight!
A few of the cars like the Cadillac, The Mustang and The Beetle aren’t in 50/50, but they should be!
These photos are from 2016.
50/50 Street Rodders sponsor a Cancer awareness group with a Bad Ass Dragster!
Dear Blog friends. Bear with me for about two more months of posting memorials for my High School Alumni group. All the information I have gathered may be inaccurate. For example as far as we know Frank White is still alive! The rest of us are Hanging in there and really I bet you want something positive. So I’m going to break up this rhythm and start a new rhythm. I promise to post more fun things and show off my photography skills or lack thereof!
The way I am going about straightening out the clutter of Facebook is to go back asswards from the bottom of the comment section. I place those comments with any photo I can find for those that have passed on. Good thing I don’t keep a list of those of us that have passed out! Then I am getting used to the boxes I have to check. I delete photos as I go from my first attempt. I seem to have about 30 down and 30 to go. I’ve given strict orders for the rest of us to hang on and stay alive until I finish. Then I can get on with catching up, which really I don’t think will ever happen. But that is the secret to hanging in there and staying alive. Give yourself something to do. Balance out what you do for yourself with what you do for others. Practice what you love to do or practice what you hate to do, either way you stay busy!
Those people in the feature photo are old! They are the class of 1973! I don’t think I can count that high! They better do something fun fast!
The image below is clickable of the 1974 event. I don’t want to post all re-unions here. I’m just trying to spice up the memorial a bit!
Phyllis H. Dixon, 63, passed away Friday morning, January 3, 2020, at Atrium Health Cabarrus, following a brief illness.
Born in Rowan County on February 16, 1956, Phyllis was a daughter of the late Lila Pearl Honbarger. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Cheryl Scott and Wanda Joines.
Phyllis was a pharmacy tech for Eckerd Drug for many years. An active lifelong member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, she had taught Sunday school, vacation bible school and helped in any way she could. A loving and devoted wife, mother, aunt and grandmother, Phyllis loved her family dearly and her Yorkie’s, Chloe and Boo-Boo. Gone too soon, Mrs. Dixon will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Family members include her husband of 45 years, Dennis E. Dixon; her daughters, Denise D. Motes (Jason) and Angela D. Goodman (Charles); nieces, nephews, and much loved great nieces and nephews, who she considered her grandbabies.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Monday, January 6th at Whitley’s Funeral Home. Services to remember and celebrate Phyllis’ life will begin at 11:00 am Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in China Grove, conducted by Rev. Dr. Jody Seymour, Pastor. Phyllis will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.
Maaye o2l4atS,cclpio 2nSarn0so19redc · Please keep me in prayer as I am going through testing for my lungs. As of now I am on oxygen and no answers yet. Have had lots of different tests and will see my fourth doctor tomorrow. Please pray that they can find out what’s causing this and that God will heal me if this. Thank you all for being my prayer warriors. God Bless 14 CommentsSeen by 62
· Happy New Year’s Eve. I slept good last night and have been sitting up in the chair for over 4 1/2 hours. It’s supposed to be good for my lungs. Drs have been in. They say the X-ray that was taken looks better than the one from last week. I still have my faith and my miracle is coming. Never ever give up. Wishing you joy, hope, love, faith, and happiness May our precious Holy Father from above shine richly down upon you with many blessings and love. Love and prayers.
Sigmon WhitenerIt is very sad for me to read these posts about my students who die so early.
Happy Friday. Hope everyone had a great Turkey day. I’m settled into my new room on the pulmonary floor. Just have to give my body time to bounce back from the metapneumo virus. That’s what put me here. It’s hard on people with healthy lungs so it will take time for me with also having pulmonary fibrosis. At this time they are checking for prior approval with my insurance to go to acute rehab from here. That wouldn’t happen before some time next week. It will consist of 3 hours of therapy a day for 7 to 10 days. That will make me stronger and more independent at home. I told them whatever is best for me we will do. Sure would be nice to get home but want to be able to care for myself when I get there. Each day is a step closer to home. I’m still remaining very positive and always have my faith. God has blessed me with wonderful family and friends and He will get me through this. Hope you have a great day. Love and prayers 4 CommentsSeen by 52