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I Remember Polaroids

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    Doctor Land's Genius.

    From the old B/W ones you had to separate from the backing and coat with plastic to the fantastic SX-70 (I had a NOS one I found at a yardsale, and used it for years till they stoped making the film) and the old fifteen dollar "one-shot". ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 17, 2009

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    Shiznit

    Polaroids were so cool, Just take a pic and wait for it to develope. Good times, what ever happened to that concept, it was kick ***.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Mar 3, 2010

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    Still Own One!

    Before digital cams... Polaroids were the going thing. I still have mine, that I got for a present at age 12. When digital cameras came out, I didn't bother buying one! I had not planned on sharing my picture online, EVER! But then, I wanted to share my pic with my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    My First Camera

    I was in grade school when polaroid cameras were popular. I got one in about third grade, for christmas, I remember. I used to love to watch the photos develop, right before my eyes.
    snowlady snowlady 36-40, F Dec 8, 2009

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    Another Childhood Icon Moves Into History

    My father can raise one eyebrow way up his forehead in one abrupt move.  This is the reason, in all the Polaroids of my childhood, it seems my brother, sisters, and I are always laughing. I remember Polaroids when they were part of the domestic landscape--when every picture...
    mejaka mejaka 41-45, F Feb 12, 2008

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    Polaroid "La"nd Camera

    Was there a Polaroid Sea Camera? A Polaroid Hubble Space Camera?
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 May 24, 2009

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    If It Weren't For Polaroids...

     How many memories of people here involve the Polaroid Instant Camera? Too many to count, I venture.  If not for the qualities of the developing film, one of Peter Gabriel's more famous album covers wouldn't exist. The cover for his eponymous album with "Games...
    Quadrophenic Quadrophenic 36-40, M Feb 12, 2008

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    Sure Do

    Still have one that works, it opens up and the lens pulls out , it was used in a nightclub to take pictures of customers to sell to them. I also remember the Brownie Box camera, my first camera.
    LostInTyme LostInTyme 56-60, M 1 Response May 24, 2009

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 28, 2014

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    Of Course I Do :)

    I always wanted to have one.. Never got one, though. But they once made a pic of me with a polaroid. I was sitting on an elephant's back at a circus :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 13, 2008

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    I Still Have One!

    Yes, I do...I still have a Polaroid camera...and it works.  Great for taking naughty photos.  Polaroid cameras are a classic.  And I'll age myself a bit by also sharing the fact that my grandmother actually took Polaroids of the birth of my first son. ...
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F Feb 13, 2008

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    I Heart Polaroids

    it's such a shame that they're on their way into extinction. i absolutely love polaroids! i still have one, in fact, and i can honestly say it's the best camera i've ever used. you can't beat the quality of the pics, and i still have fun watching the instant pics develop...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    My Mom Had One

    She was always complaining because I remember the picture cartridges were really really expensive for those things! Everyone always shakes the picture too, what's up with that? LOL
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 7, 2011

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    I Actually Have One I Inherited

    It got left by my ex's roommate who stole his checkbook and wrote a ton of bad checks. LOL I have to laugh at him for trusting someone he knew just got out of jail.  Anyway I had to do all the work of getting rid of his stuff so I kept it someday I'll see if film can be...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F Feb 19, 2008

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    Up loaded the Polaroids of my wife I found let me know what you think
    jhi6900 jhi6900 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 13

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    What I remember of my dreams from the last few nights: In one dream, I was at a skating rink, and I was playing the games. In some games, they didn't offer tickets, but in others...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I remember you. Charles Black. The boy I sat next to in kindergarten. You were nice but you drove me nuts because you only ever used your orange crayon. Wore it down to a nub. I'm...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I remember the time I came around the corner and the spaghetti flied off my plate onto the floor. It was supposed to be funny but I only remembered you stood behind me and grabbed...
    Shadowshow Shadowshow 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Well, I remember part of two dreams that I had last night. In one dream, I went to the doctor with my sister and some guy, and I went in this room. It was sort of like the sort of...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    When I was like 12 or eleven, my grandmom and poppy use Ta watch me a lot me and my brother. We would spend whole summers at there place for what I can remember. I remember playing...
    Mardiez Mardiez 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I always remember people. I have a photographic memory so sometimes I just remember their faces. Sometimes I won't remember anything about their personality or what their voice...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I remember my first real kiss. I was in 6th or 7th grade and on swim team at the local Y. A girl that used to tease me joined our team. She was more mature than the rest of the...
    carnivalcam carnivalcam 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I will remember what you said. And then I will remember what you did. If the two things are not the same, hmmmmmm! I will remember that too.
    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I remember my first kiss just like it was yesterday.. Me and my older sis (technical my aunt) but she was only 4yrs older than me. She was a senior in the same secondary school I...
    Mama86 Mama86 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Walked in to my parent's room, everyone was home. dad was home with walking pneumonia and we had just flipped it from the three stooges to breaking news on our 20" box tv. I...
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    Well I was 1. Not sure if that counts as remembering. I remember a little bit. I was at home with my mom watching cartoons, think it was Teletubbies (I don't know how I watched...
    Give2Schitts Give2Schitts 13-15, T 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Really Funny Story I remember my first period like it happened yesterday. I was 11 and still in primary school. It was nighttime and, at first, I didn't feel anything different...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F Mar 9

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    I remember this time that I was on Facebook, scrolling through my newsfeed a few months ago, and there was this video. Just like most other videos, I clicked play. This was a time...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Geeze. . I'm getting old. .I not only remember life before the internet . .I remember life without color television.
    breezeway01 breezeway01 46-50, F 10 Responses Mar 10

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    The first time I got high was in second grade, off this pot brownie (I think) that my brother fed me. It was during midnight, and I really wanted to try it since he said "It makes...
    katherinneee katherinneee 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I was 7years old again. Roaming a town that looked like Ireland in the 1900s. Down and broken, I didn't speak.... All I could remember is the feeling of despair and being lonely...
    QueenGeisha QueenGeisha 22-25, F Mar 13

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    Do you remember, we were sitting there by the water? You put your arm around me for the first time You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter You are the best thing...
    timeisvaluable timeisvaluable 18-21, F Mar 14

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    i was eating my cereal this morning.I have my favorite bowl.They are thick and tall and have...what?a picture of the quaker oats guy on them.Oh,yes,now I remember.My father sent me...
    jammernichtful jammernichtful 51-55, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Before all the drugs, before all the alcohol, before ruining my life. I was so hurt, and depressed, and I wanted to shut everything out. That’s the last thing I remembered before...
    I3utterfly I3utterfly 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    To be fair, I don't know if they've forgotten about me by now, but it seems logical that they would've. I remember people better than I can remember anything else. Even those who...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I always remember everyone I meet on EP and yes even the rude and stalking ones lol but it's the friends that you made and shared moments with that I'll always remember. Some said...
    blommetjies blommetjies 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    My first kiss happens when I was 22, It took me so much time because I have a very religious family and they don't allow me to go out with my friends or having a boyfriend, then I...
    Marin22 Marin22 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    This is only a small amount of the abuse that has happened in my childhood. It happened by many people for a long time. But this is what I need to talk about right now. I have a...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I remember the moment I felt nothing would ever really matter after this, we'll recover. I hadn't had a drink in five years, but I walked right into a liqueur store and bought a...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I remember when you had to slide out if your bedroom window, sneak down the alley and throw rocks at the window of the girl you had a crush on to get her attention without parents...
    extex59 extex59 51-55, M 9 Responses Feb 28

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    I remember it like it was yesterday. I cried everyday until I got tired of crying. I didn't eat and all I wanted to do was sleep. I didn't leave home unless I absolutely had to. It...
    msnettajay msnettajay 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    I want to consider every single decision made when you were young... Visions of grandeur tied to a makeshift cape Swing from chandeliers and belting out faded garbled radio songs...
    faintking faintking 31-35, M Mar 4

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    I remember it, I was bitter for a year or so.. got over it, moved on, she found another guy, dumped him with in a year and hes a bud now, NOW shes dating another guy.. me and a...
    FabledCity FabledCity 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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