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I Remember Polaroids

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 107 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 36-40, F Feb 19, 2008

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    I was just scrolling through my Facebook albums and clicked on one that I just wanted to look at, unaware that it still contained pictures of me and my ex which I allowed to only...
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    I can remember this house very clearly...I lived there for the first 8 yrs of my life. Then spent every weekend and as much time as possible there until she died when I was 17 yrs...
    Alreadyowned7379 Alreadyowned7379 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I remember jumping on the bed as a child great fun till my mum would smack me
    Joanne181 Joanne181 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I remember the smell of newsprint on a rainy day.. Thick paper and bold fragrant ink. The sports section, printed on green paper and the entertainment section on Sundays would be...
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    Yep. I feel old when I think about it. I remember when colour graphics and sound were a huge deal nevermind the internet. Anyone remember what a dial up modem sounds like? God...
    PicturesOfABetterTomorrow PicturesOfABetterTomorrow 31-35, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well I have always loved high heels as far back as I can remember. When I was about 8 years old my cousin moved in with us she was 10 years older than me. Boy I loved that when she...
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    I am. The simplest name till the unique ones. And I always wonder how could other people never failed to remember my name. I would've forget that too if only I don't have to write...
    cloudi cloudi 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    For all of the good times, as well as the not so good~ I remember you. You helped me through a difficult time in my life, and I want to say thank you. You've moved on, as have I...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    I can remember faces and where I know someone from. But names, not so much.
    Highfive13 Highfive13 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Yep...I remember hopping up and down, doing flips front and then I tried a back flip and...flew off the bed and pile driven my own sorry *** into a hard wood floor! I never did...
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    You may not be remembered by everyone, but you'll be remembered by the ones that truly matter. And in that way, you'll never be forgotten
    TheNoaster13 TheNoaster13 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Who remembers when no one cared about our selfies, food pictures and other stuff we use our phones/computers for? When we all sat at the table to eat dinner. When time was spent...
    foReverYOURS3211 foReverYOURS3211 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was born in 1998, I still remember life before the Internet. I had a normal childhood. When I was a kid I would play in the woods with my friends, build forts, and sneak to the...
    KarahXnichole KarahXnichole 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I remember when writing a letter and using snail mail was the only way to connect to a friend or person overseas; before there were webcams and digital cameras there was Polaroid...
    EtTuJudas EtTuJudas 46-50, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    I remember it clearly, we started as friends and we became close friends over the years. We had feelings for each other and we became something more. One day she told me her...
    DonRex DonRex 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I remembered looking up phone numbers through the telephone book. If you wanted to do research you went to the library. If you wanted to chat with your friends, you either called...
    purplepas purplepas 41-45, F 10 Responses a week ago

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    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Feb 2

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    how can 18-22 year olds remember the dark ages? Before they could read or tap on a phone?
    mickitg mickitg 41-45, T 5 Responses Feb 1

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    I remember I was driving to work when I heard about the first one hitting.I turned up the stereo thinking,that's not a good joke.By the time I got there,I knew it wasn't a joke! Oh...
    eddiesolds eddiesolds 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Everything was perfect like a fairy tale, but the nightmare was born. I remember that suddenly became very bright white and I have lost a significant part of my memory in my mind...
    Szolnok71 Szolnok71 36-40, M Feb 1

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    I know you won't be able to forget who I am. But there is a difference between forgetting someone's face and name, and forgetting what a person meant to you. I cherish our...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I have my dreams...everybody dreams...but what is life if you dont dream? nothing. but what my dream is...I want to be remembered. I want to be remembered. no. I want to be a...
    Nightshade721 Nightshade721 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I remember the first time I was really spanked. He struck me repeatedly until he exclaimed, "Your bleeding". Scared I jumped up to run to the mirror to investigate. I was ok. Just...
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    Recalling yet another death. It just struck me and was highly unsettling. I was stabbed in the chest. The knife or blade or whatever it was pierced my heart directly. The first...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I remember doing this.... I still do sometimes, as long as I know my dad isn't around. lol
    JTurner2002 JTurner2002 13-15, F Jan 29

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    Truthfully, I listened to one song today and I had a day dream or vision that was so realistic. I faintly recall looking into a mirror at first I see is around 80 years old whit...
    Guy778 Guy778 70+, M Jan 29

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    I remember doing this so many times it was always fun unless mom caught me. then it want fun no more... until the next time I did it. lol
    bdawn36502 bdawn36502 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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