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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.

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South Sliders

My goal is to have everything in one place in case of the Facebook apocalypse. Now this is a little tricky but I am doing the first couple of South Sliders to draw your attention to my page.  Anything that goes in a slider is also in an album with over 16,000 photos. Here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shanesflyingdiscshow/albums/72157600403970854

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.

https://shaneksmithphotography.com/2020/01/07/south-rowan-alumni-video/

Here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shanesflyingdiscshow/albums/72157600403970854

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.

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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.

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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.

Bill Scott Audio!
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Bill Scott audio!
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Bill Scott Audio. Bill plays many different instruments!
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Bill Scott Audio!
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Bill Scott Audio Originals!

Broke Ass Garage! Mike Yost

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Catawba College By Shane Maybe 1977

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Catawba College Sayakini 1978

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Catawba College Annual 1979

Catawba College 1979 184

Collages By Shane

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Chris Harrington and Karen get Married

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Christmas Lights by Little

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Dr. Christopher Campbell

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Kahunas Too Much Toni Jackie Overcash

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King’s Forest

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Lakeview Family Restaurant

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Long Farm Family Soaps

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Nelson Royal’s

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Peggy Hoke’s Mother’s Funeral

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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).

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SidekickDojo.com

Ricky and Randy Smith

I will have many different albums for

Ricky and Randy

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Ricky and Randy taught a young man to fly for his ceremony in front of other black belts and

Jerry Piddington!

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South 1971 Red Devil

South Father’s Day

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South China Grove 1969895
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South Red Devil 1970

South 1972 The Devil’s Tale

South 1972 The Devils

South 1973 Turning 60

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South 1974 Southerner

South by Joyce Jordan Richards

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South 1975 40 Year Reunion

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South 1975 40 Year Class Reunion By Sammy

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South 1975 Southscript

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South China Grove Junior High 1969

From Joyce Jordan

South Judy Castor Deal

Judy and William Deal go all out in everything they do!

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South Judy Castor Deal

I haven’t even done a “spread” on Judy’s quilts yet!

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South Mother’s Day

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Neal and Jerrod

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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.

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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!

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South Shane’s Tennis, Acting and Frisbee Scrapbook

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I don’t know how Bill Baldwin and his wife got in there but I’m going to leave it that way.

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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.

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South Rowan 1975 Last Wills and Testaments

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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.

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South Rowan 1975 Senior Portraits

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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 Men

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South Rowan Class of 1976 35 Re-Union Shot by Patty Wilson Reynolds

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South Rowan Class of 1976 40 Year Re-Union

By Shane

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South Rowan Vs Davie 1973

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South Rowan Shari Shue’s Birthday 20160529

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South Southerner 1973

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South 1974 Southerner

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South 1975 Senior Southerner

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South Stephen Harris Civil War Professional

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The 1970 Jacket

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South The 1971 Jacket

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These are a few extra promo shots saved from the display case from a friend.

South South Pacific

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South The Mags

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South Tony Cooper Shepherd’s Album

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South Tina Shoemaker

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South Tug Boxers

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Stag & Doe

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The Sugar Fairy Sweet Shop

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Trina Freeze Webster

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Video of Trina Shooting Pool

Zebra Farm

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Best of Bill Scott #18

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Audio above by our own Bill Scott!

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We are April’s Fools!

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Audio from Bill Scott to get you through the slider!
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This is a Sound Track from Bill Scott

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Whizbo

This unfinished labor of Love was brought to Gary Perlberg’s attention by “Destiny”!

This story to be continued.

Gary Perlberg

https://www.facebook.com/groups/315884128588984

Find Gary at the link above. He has built an amazing group called The Flying Disc Collector’s Consortium also known as FDCC.

From Gary. “Ladies and Gentlemen of the FDCC, it gives me great pleasure to bestow the last great work of Mr. Jan Sobel to his friends, fans and family. Through the efforts of Destiny Sobel Thatcher and Shane K. Smith, I bring you this definitive treatise written by Jan just a few short years before his passing. Please read Jan’s heart felt thoughts, feelings and motivations to become one of the most successful Disc Sports entrepreneurs among us. Jan spent a good part of his life forging new and creative discs to use in established Disc Sports. He pioneered through territory thought to be impassable. He created his own paths. He was a man who never took ‘No’ for an answer. I greatly loved and admired my friend, now gone from this world. I now cherish, love and appreciate the solidarity I have with his daughter Destiny. Please enjoy this ‘unfinished’ book from the mind of a very special individual. Thanks to the entire Sobel Family as well. And immense thanks go to Shane Smith for his technical ability, friendship and love. RIP Jan Sobel.”

Destiny Thatcher

“So happy and excited to share the book that my dad was working on before he passed. Although it’s unfinished, I loved reading it and I hope you do too!”

“I honestly didn’t quite realize that my very own father was such a true Pioneer in disc sports. He had such high hopes and dreams and was always thinking about what he could do next in the frisbee world and how to get people, especially kids (his students) into disc sports. I loved watching him teach all of the games that he had created to his students and I loved playing them myself whether it was with family or friends.”

“There’s a lot more to the book but the games that he created are most special to me and I have the best memories playing disc sports with my dad. I’m looking forward to teaching and playing these games with my own kids. FLY FOREVER DAD.”

Aroo Hu and Taco! Boo!

Village Vet Animal Hospital

There comes a time when you have to give thanks! This time I need to thank Jennifer and Dr Waller for saving Taco Bello, The Rat Terriers’ life. It was tough going there for too long and I thought it was the end of he road for Taco. But they made a few suggestions and Taco is like a new dog! He is even “Frisky”! He has a case of diabetes and they had the remedy. We changed his diet a bit from regular Dog Treats to carrots. Now he is constantly at my pockets pawing me and wagging his tail for another bite of carrots! THANK YOU!

Call 764-3000 to make an appointment, our web page address is VillageVetAnimalHospital.com

Neal and Jerrod 2015

Where did five years go?  This event by Neal and Jerrod is one of the best events I have been part of.  I have to brag; I’ve been on stage with Jefferson Starship!  I didn’t just ramble on there either.  I often have thought that Neal and Jerrod should have been Rock stars.  But each of them are famous in their own arts and have large audiences all over the United States.  This was an awesome idea for an alumni event.  We have former Miss World America, Debbie Freeze Ghant to thank for this! This event brought us teachers from our Junior High School years on both sides, like Landis and China Grove. Jerrod had to travel from New York City.  These two packed the church and everybody got dressed up! 

You might be wondering if I am just getting to this or what?  If that is the case that is good because I have brought you a new memory.  But over 400 of us took the time to watch this hour video even after going to the concert.  My videos got taken down because I violated some rules.  Imagine that.  So, I am re-building.  It is as simple as that.  Before I kick the bucket, I wanted our friends to have a chance to witness two great singers in action. I am paying a special premium price to make it easy for you to download these videos in any size you want them.  That means from a wide screen TV to a video phone. 

I took lots of photographs and Julie was there to help with cookies and group shots!

We worked our butts off to make this happen.  Not every alumni group can pull this sort of thing off.  But we did it!  I have photos to prove it!  You may catch a glimpse of Mrs. Isley, Mrs. Poole, Mr. Beaver, Mrs. Corriher and even Mr. Middleton was there.

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Download Video in any size:

https://vimeo.com/shaneksmithphotography/download/465552942/ad77d64c4a

Dr. Doc Christopher Campbell

Doc is about to jump out of a mechanical device built by humans that is prone to failure!

I was treated to the best seat in the house to one of Christopher Campbell’s celebrity jumps in to Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston Salem, NC.

Doc protected our country and educated our troops and did his stunt show all over the United States.   He is one of the most talented and most studied of all of us.  Today is 20201002.  Doc is taking a break from Facebook.  I hope it is a short break.  However, I have predicted that many of us may leave or Facebook may implode.  I built a backup for Facebook and I hope that many of you make time to sign up for email reports.  It took me 50 years to build this.  I am hoping you can make five minutes to sign up.

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Aroo Takes over the Beach

Aroo saw her first ocean. She was apprehensive about the water at first but after the fifth day she was knee deep in the water. Nobody is a stranger to her and she informs them I need to stay six feet away.

Keeping a clean house after being in the sand requires tons of team work to keep the sand from overtaking your habitat. Clean up is always good for Aroo! She got her face cleaned while we binge watched The Shield through the Tornado warnings!

There was an artistic duck that was so impressed with Aroo that he painted her image on his tail feathers!

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Pirateland Campground

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Set up  has been rough at Pirateland.  The spaces are tight and getting to the space is tighter. We finally settled down four days into the trip.  We took a ride into Myrtle to see where the old pavilion was and the first thing we see at a Circle K right across from Mammy’s is a guy beating the hell out of a woman.  So I pulled in the lot really fast and he saw a big truck aimed at him.  He backed off just a little. Vera got on the phone and we couldn’t get through to 911 because the signal was breaking up.  I looked around to see if this was a set up and it didn’t look like it.  Another guy we saw was there to help so he jumped in and we kept them apart.  Vera couldn’t get through on  my phone either.   About four other cars sat there and were filming.  The victim took a few good shots and gave a few herself but she got to her car.  Another lady in the lot consoled her and we stayed there until everything seemed to calm down.  We left the beater sitting on the curb.  He looked beyond messed up. So we did a good deed.  We couldn’t believe the change in the town.  We saw a lot of gold teeth and pink hair!  Later that week  Trina told me a couple was shot trying to break up a fight.

We have one of the best spots in the camp but for millions of lake bugs at night.  But they go away during the day. Oh, we saved some ducks from two asshole teenagers that tried to run them down with a golf cart.  There must be hundreds of carts here.   I think the carts out number the bugs.

The fish jump in the lake and Aroo got her first taste of salt water.  So far she liked the edge of the water better.  She has made a few friends and likes to cuss at everybody. Taco is holding the fort down. She told  everyone to stay six feet apart from  me,  but to give her plenty of scratches.  She made sure I stood back so the hot ladies she was picking up couldn’t give me the same good scratches she was getting!

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I thought it was impossible to be that slow!

Pirateland has a bad sewer problem at night.  Lots of parks seem to have the same problem, but this is extraordinarily bad.  I wonder why nobody swims in the bays in the park. All but a couple of the store staff are extremely difficult.  It is like they intentionally are trying to run away customers.  One of the staff members has a bad gum problem and you can hear her snap it as she orders people around the store.  The electric hook up in my spot looks like it was jury rigged.  The sewer fitting is so high the tanks don’t drain unless you work the hose.  It seems like all of the campgrounds have had fire problems except for the State Park in Myrtle. The campgrounds all but the State Park have full time condos or single wide trailers built with a deck patio.  If you happen to be coming down one of the roads and someone has company it takes an extra hour to get them out of the way so you can get your trailer through.  For example we got goose necked by a work crew with no information from the  gate security.

Vacations take planning and work.  After a long drive home our security gate keeper got our code wrong for the second time in the same trip.  So I took my woman to the nearest church and walked her home.  I went back and camped out on the other side of the fence.  It’s always something.  If I had to I would go back to buggy Pirateland but I’d bring a head net to  put over my head so I wouldn’t inhale so many bugs!  By my photos you would think I was at a fisherman’s paradise.  But even the die hard fisherman went home and the spiders came out to feast on the bugs!

Aroo saw her first ocean. She was apprehensive about the water at first but after the fifth day she was knee deep in the water. Nobody is a stranger to her and she informs them I need to stay six feet away.

The Egrets in the lake had it made. They wanted to go visit their best friend Edgar in Sarasota but they have free minnows, their own island and plenty of tourists to entertain them. They said Edgar is going to have to come here.

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One of the birds was carrying around a tattoo of Aroo using two iPhones at the same time.

Keeping a clean house after being in the sand requires tons of team work to keep the sand from overtaking your habitat. Clean up is always good for Aroo! She got her face cleaned while we binge watched The Shield through the Tornado warnings!

Pirateland From My Friend Trina

Pirateland from Trina

It’s a real shame that the horrible wind, rain and tornadoes decided to hit the night we were supposed to meet up. If I’d been thinking, y’all could have just come to my house for the evening. Our two Schnauzers might have been entertaining. I’m glad (kind of) that you got to see the real downtown MB. I never go down there, it’s just not safe! Sorry you had a rough experience at Pirateland. What most people don’t know is that the land is actually owned by the City. The people who run it had been writing 100 year leases, which is why there are some big homes built there. Last year, the land lease with the City was up, and the cat was out of the bag. Homeowners were understandably furious after finding out their leases were bogus. The City extended the lease for 5 years (now 4) to give homeowners a chance to get out. Instead, they’re trying to sell their homes to unsuspecting buyers. It’s a real mess. Same situation with Lakewood. The City owns the land. I guess the people who manage Pirateland just aren’t going to spend any money for repairs or upgrades, since they know their time is running out. I’m happy you got some good shots. Next time, try Myrtle Beach Travel Park. Maybe follow their FB page. I have friends that stay there and love it! I’m coming up there later this week. Not sure how long I’ll be there, but I’ll try to catch up to you.”

Opinion from Shane K Smith. This is where the Title Insurance pros earn their money!