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I Remember Polaroids

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 61-65, M 1 Response May 24, 2009

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    I remember since it never happened o_O
    Arinou Arinou 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I don't know why, but recently, my mind has been drifting away A LOT thinking about my childhood. Sometimes it scares me, because I seem to remember certain moments too very well...
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    The odd thing about this is, is that I can remember being in the womb and my Mom sitting on a rocker saying she was exausted and I was feeling the same way. Really exhausted...
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    I remember when "thongs" referred to those sandals you wore at the beach (now called flip-flops) I remember when "straight" meant either "not on drugs" or referred to a released...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    It's weird, I thought I was the only one. It's crazy how other people remember being born like I did. Anyways, I remember there was this bright *** light and I can remember crying...
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    I remember being born in the 14th century. At first I thought it was just an obsession with the medieval period but the more I looked at peasants clothes and the Middle Ages the...
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    I remember an old video that I can clearly remember playing on my Uncle's computer... it was one of the first video games I ever played and it was run on the old UNIX system so...
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    Ermmm this story is going to be a bit weird I think then again my username is awesome weirdo so it kinda fits okay so my first kiss was not to long ago actually a few days ago on...
    AwesomeWeirdo AwesomeWeirdo 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I will remember you, all though sometimes I think it would be easier to forget. I don't want to obviously.. I know I never will in fact, just sometimes in a fit of selfishness I...
    DiosesOscuros DiosesOscuros 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    It may seem odd to people to see and hear others laugh randomly out of the blue. I do not always do this but I do sometimes laugh out loud about something I remembered witnessing...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I was scared.. I was scare of the pain it would cause me ad the mark it would leave. I never knew that doing it one time could make me do it for girlie years afterwards.. I...
    ashabash97 ashabash97 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I'm hoping someone can help ME remember something! Back when I was in grade school (in the 1960's) there was a "gross out"song the kids (mostly boys) would sing. One version went...
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    I remember coming out of something warm and wet...head 1st it was covered with fluid that i now realize was blood. My face was covered in blood and i heard loud screeching yelling...
    grayberrylove grayberrylove 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Everyone always asks me, especially my mum, why I'm so scared of you... I never really knew why... I know you can't do anything to me anymore. So why am I so scared? Well driving...
    IAmAlwaysMe IAmAlwaysMe 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I remember how crazy I was for her she seemed to be the cutest person in th E world for me ^_^ she was my classmate but and earlier I used to hate her , but soon the hate turned...
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    I think it's because of my ADHD. I can't remember things someone just old me, but i can remember tons of stuff from my childhood!
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Mar 23

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    when you freak out because you so badly want to remember some songs she always used to play in the car but you can't just pick up the phone and ask her. </3 I just want to...
    Ray1787 Ray1787 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I will always remember you because forgetting doesn't seem to be an option. Some things in life you can't change but can only move forward. I've discovered that it's okay to hold...
    CuriousAngelina CuriousAngelina 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I blanked out a lot of my childhood & really only remember small parts. Which is interesting because I remember all of the weird spiritual things that happened....
    zbabi3 zbabi3 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I had a wonderful Parents, now they are gone. I remember the times Mom and I would walk down the street just the two of us and go to the corner store just to get a candy bar. I...
    flyingangel7 flyingangel7 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I always remember my dreams and nightmares and always remember to write them down. Because it's hard to forget the majority of the more disturbing ones i've had. And let's just...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 28

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    I remember my first kiss as if it was yesterday... I was 14 and it was one of my friends 16th birthday. It was a party with a lot of people I knew there. I had a couple to drink...
    justcallmeaimee justcallmeaimee 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    i remember that man.That stranger. He was an average looking man but there was something about him that was mesmerizing.Maybe it was his sea blue eyes? or his attractive face and...
    Angelina1992 Angelina1992 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I think I met my husband from a past life. I have always felt that I was somehow able to tell when meeting someone from a past life. I just instantly connect with them...
    marblelapis marblelapis 22-25, F Apr 2

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    I know I'm very young, but there was one guy I honestly felt like I loved. He turned out to be the biggest jerk and completely fake in how he was to me, but I will never forget him...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I remember sitting in my room thinking about everything that was going wrong. I couldn't think straight. I was crying nonstop. I remember looking at my wrists and contemplating...
    ilovedhermost ilovedhermost 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I think I was about 8 years old and I was staying at this daycare center for the summer. I was about to turn 9 and I was going to the 4th grade. There was a kid there who had a...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    My real Dad was cut out from my life before I was in kindergarten and I only have 1 vague memory of him and I don't even know if it is a real memory or not but I remember being in...
    Firechiic Firechiic 16-17, F Apr 10

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    I can remember when Mom yelled at Dad for driving 20 minutes out of the way because the gas hadn't risen above $.20 yet. Arby's had 5 for 5 in high school. It meant 5 real sized...
    soloexistence soloexistence 46-50, M a week ago

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    I don't want to remember But as I look into the Mirror It only shows the truth of the food I shouldn't have consumed, stretching out my flesh. the marks on my arms, which broke...
    UnderTheKnife UnderTheKnife 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I watched Beowolf when I was in second grade and I only have a little bit of memory of it... I'm not even sure this is the same movie but I remember a guy taking off his clothes...
    Qwerkyqwerty Qwerkyqwerty 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I remember it all in great detail.It was so much fun.I always looked forward to it.I would always start out from a couch in my living room.I would put my feet down to the floor and...
    Helikvar Helikvar 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    I'm not a new member. I used this site, but I stopped, because of personal problems and didn't have time, but now I'm back and had to re-register, because I forgot my password and...
    CmonLetMeRide CmonLetMeRide 13-15, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Ancient Egypt. Recently I had this vision while relaxing and I was looking up, like I was laid down (which I was in real life too) and I could see this mask, it was like those...
    zoelouisedude zoelouisedude 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    well, it used to happen abnormally often, but I guess the earliest times I remember doing it, while awake, was in kindergarten. I was too afraid to ask the teacher where the...
    seminormalhuman seminormalhuman 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    And it was by no means perfect but I still remember it fondly. It was the summer of sophomore year. Me and a few of my closest friends decided to go to the lake one hot summer...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    My first love was in Middle school. He was very a nice person and we started dated in 6th grade till 7th grade and we broke up after because it didn't work out that he changed a...
    AllyMai AllyMai 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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