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I Remember Polaroids

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 96 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 61-65, M 1 Response May 24, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 28

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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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    smackedagain smackedagain 18-21, F 8 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I remember when caps on bottled soft drinks and beer used cork on the inside of cap to make an air tight seal. I remember when children would pay games that also taught hand-eye...
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    I remember I was accused of being a stalker while in (10thGrd) high school. I got confronted by a group of girls saying i was stalking their friend and that they were going to the...
    Storyboard0241 Storyboard0241 22-25, M Sep 19

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    Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day Out in the yard with your wife and children Working on some stage in LA Did you stand there in shock at the site of...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 11

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    "Where were you when the world stopped spinning, on that September day?" We lost a total of 2,977 people that were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and, Pennsylvania. Of...
    Maveric0484 Maveric0484 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I remember today as it happened 13 years ago with the sam urgency . I have been a volunteer fire fighter and am a nurse . I have family members that are fire fighters and police...
    chris121458 chris121458 51-55, M Sep 11

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    No I obviously don't, I'm far too young for that. But I do remember when computers where novelties, I remember when a lot of households including my own didn't have computers. Hell...
    TheCreatorOfAll TheCreatorOfAll 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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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
    Othkurik Othkurik 16-17, M a week ago

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    Ppl who have a significant impact on my life i always remember. i remember them like something pages in a book that I've memorized. If you're one of those ppl count urself lucky...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F Sep 1

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    I was 9 years old, and in the third grade. I remember waking up for school one morning and seeing the news on and one tower already collapsed. My parents let us stay from school...
    Samareck Samareck 18-21 Sep 2

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    May the road always rise to meet you. To steal a line..... I wonder often if I've deceived myself. Either way, I hope something I've done has made your life and future better...
    toehold toehold 26-30, M Sep 5

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    For as long as i can remember I was different, even as a little kid I stood out from the crowd, I was intrested in diffrent things, listend to diffrent music, dressed weird, I was...
    klaus666 klaus666 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I just featured my poem I wrote right after the event of the attack on the World Trade Center. With the anniversary approaching I am doing some reflecting on life. One of the...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I was 5 when it happened don't recall a whole lot but I do remember being picked up early, and ppl glued to the TV. I got to see the NY skyline before it happened a few months...
    userabc123 userabc123 18-21, M Sep 11

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    When I learned about what this event was, I went home and told my mom "we learned about 9/11 today. It's so awful. I didn't even know this even happened." My mom replied with "yes...
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 14 Responses Sep 11

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    I remember I was playing in my room and the news was still running about 20 minutes after dad left for work. Mom was in the kitchen I think and she suddenly got quiet. After a...
    jxlecler jxlecler 13-15, M Sep 11

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    I think they have something to do with my depression. I don't remember much about them, my last one on the Earth plane is pretty clear. Convicted and killed in the Salem witch...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 16-17, F Sep 12

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    I was 7 and I remember being sent home early from school and watching the building burn on TV. I remember being so scared just watching it.
    Samhopexo Samhopexo 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I am quite sure majority of us remember our first kiss. Yeah i do too, for me it was when i was 17...and it was in the month of april since i had my exams going on back then. It...
    alizehasif alizehasif 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I originally started writing on this website so that I had a document of everything I could remember. But now that I got that off my chest I am having flashbacks that go further...
    CleverSiri CleverSiri 13-15, F Sep 14

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    I had literally just turned 17 the previous week. Thanks to that i can remember the approximate date....but that's not important, really. I was in a room in the Music department at...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    I can't see your face in my head. ..I can't remember you in a dream. . I've erased every file. ..I've burnt every letter......I've don't remember your words or hear your voice If...
    toehold toehold 26-30, M Sep 14

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    I'm back people omg it's been wayyyy to long. Tell me something you remember I remember when me and my friend mark egged his nabbers car 😂 to be fare there son egged his.
    janerosetta janerosetta 16-17, F Sep 15

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    I remember when I was a younger man a happier time in a different place . I followed the job from the north east to the south , and we ended up in the state of Georgia . I totaly...
    chris121458 chris121458 51-55, M a week ago

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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...
    jerseyjade jerseyjade 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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...
    hankpalmer hankpalmer 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    With every amazing moment I spend with special friends, I take a little piece of them with me, and keep it forever, sometimes showing new friends that special piece of you. But...
    TheBeastsPenetratingBlade TheBeastsPenetratingBlade 18-21, F Aug 30

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    I can remember people asking me for change for a dollar so they could use the pay phone. I can appreciate the internet but sometimes I miss talking to the people I was helping out...
    bkboxer609 bkboxer609 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I remember both 3 1/2 inch and 5 1/4 inch floppy disks.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    Third grade to be precise,... I remember she was going around letting all her favorites give her a kiss on her cheek. Her name was Tonya,.. It was sweet looking back on that in my...
    DaddyDouglas DaddyDouglas 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Yes I remember my first break up he broke up with me for another girl hurt me played me and I fell into depression after
    butterflypink butterflypink 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I Remember... It Was The Most Painful 3 Months Of My Life. He Broke Up With Me For My Best Friend. They Were The Most Important People In My Life At The Time And They Killed Me...
    Eriannaa Eriannaa 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    I remember a few years back. I went to work in one of those places where patients had been discharged but had no where to go. Elderly people. It was like a residential home. There...
    synergist synergist 22-25, F Sep 3

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    My first painful break-up was sloppy. No clean-cut "it's over", just a year of being strung along and being the boy on the side. Friends tried to tell me that she wasn't worth it...
    Onelist140 Onelist140 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    I remember my first painful breakup... I was dating a guy for 2 years.. I'm my mind it was all going so well.. One day he asked me to meet him somewhere.. Little did I no it was to...