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I Remember Polaroids

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Pretty sure I'm one of the oldest people who doesn't remember, cause the grade above me remembers but almost no one in my grade remembers at all cause we were all under 5
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    It had to be a Frenchman...I was in summer camp and their were some exchange students from different parts of Europe. Antoine was from Nice, France. He was 16 an I was 14. I was...
    MSCris MSCris 18-21, F Sep 30

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    My first kiss happened during one of the celebration of my classmate in highschool . I remembered its a habit in our town to have a celebration in every house of the celebrant...
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    I was 15 and my 1st bf was 19. We drove to the mall to do Xmas shopping and hang out. When we went back to his car, we sat for awhile talking and listening to music. I remember...
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    I remember how I first met him. I'm sure he recalls it a lot differently, though. I was 16 and doing my A Levels, I was checking out universitys perhaps too eager and I went to...
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    I was six or seven, I saw the Bratz perform live. I had reasonably good seats, too! That's the first one I remember, but apparently I saw High Five perform live in concert once...
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    I couldn't walk or talk, but I was playing with my toys happily on the bed. Suddenly my mum came in to the room and lifted me away to see my dad. I remember I wanted to continue...
    Bobugu Bobugu 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    The passion. The chemistry. The intensity of feelings. I remember feeling like I had come alive, like someone had replaced the black and white tv with a color model. I remember the...
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I remember when my mom found out I cut.. It was too painful for her to see and she cried. I lied to her. I told her she wasn't the reason why I cut. I told her I was just so angry...
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F a week ago

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    He was drunk and high. He came to my home at 2 am, I was alone. It was quite strange - he was 15, sad, smelled like weed and had a bottle of vodka. He told me his parents kicked...
    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I was 14, it was the end of my Freshman year of high school. This boy and I had been talking and texting for about a month, flirting our little hearts out in extremely awkward...
    HeadCase777 HeadCase777 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    How you always sent me a postcard from the sea And talked about the places you had been How you described us as friends And wanted me around so you would not be alone How you...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I remember mind I was in the bathroom I started peeing and seeing blood. I called my mother She said "oh no you becoming a women"
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    Oh my...I remember crying "Mom!!!! My childhood has slipped away forever!!!!!" And then I was deathly afraid to use the bathroom (which was very problematic). Thought my uterus was...
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    My first kiss was with an older girl, it happened when we visited my uncles one winter some years ago, it was something that we use to do as a family every year or so, I played for...
    alittlebitnaughty alittlebitnaughty 46-50, M Sep 24

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    Yeah, i remember 9/11 I donated money and the bombs from our military cargo ahhhhhh. Good days
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    My first kiss was in a garage at my boy friend's house. We were both 12. He wasn't my boyfriend just a friend that was a boy, but we kind of liked each other. We searching through...
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    It's a memory I will never forget. I was sitting in a small red chair, a tiara was placed on my head. Suddenly a teacher barged into the room. The teacher grabbed my teachers arm...
    CurvyBones17 CurvyBones17 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Every time I remember something funny, I laugh out loud. Sometimes people stare and look at me like, "What the heck is wrong with her?", and that makes me laugh more. XD
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F Sep 29

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