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I Remember Polaroids

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So I'm a little nervous about posting this here, but I guess I just felt the need to talk about it. I've had what I believe are some very vivid past life stuff, mainly what I talk...
    acerbuskeeper acerbuskeeper 18-21, T Aug 29

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    So, it's been 3 months since my boyfriend broke up with me. We were together for almost a year. He is two years younger than me. He broke up with me over text. I remember calling...
    Mitsuko15 Mitsuko15 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    I remember Jack I remember you and I will always remember you. I couldn't say goodbye properly so I just said farewell. We never kissed but I can taste you on my lips. Washed...
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M Sep 1

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    I ******* remember my 1st painful breakup. actually we don't have a proper breakup. we're a childhood friends. we grew up together until I'm 17 and his 19?? I guess? I don't...
    RegineAbiertasPalencia RegineAbiertasPalencia 18-21, F Aug 24

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    I remember my first painful brake up, I was dating a guy for a few years and he said that I'd gotten too old for him and he found another guy. We met when I was 9 and by 16 my...
    2gnillort 2gnillort 70+, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I remember what you wore on the first day, ya came into to my life and I thought "Hey, you know this could be something." Cos everything you do and what you say, you know that it...
    EBAAA EBAAA 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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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 a week ago

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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 a week ago

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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 6 days ago

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    I remember this memory very vividly, despite being half asleep and 6 years old. Our family was on a week long road trip to Colorado, and my brother and I were sleeping in the...
    Maximum1397 Maximum1397 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I will remember you always, since you're gone, everything went gloomy. But I remember the wonderful woman that you are, I don't hate you. I will be here if you need to talk.
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Aug 19

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    I was a few weeks shy of my 18th birthday. He had been my best friend for over 3 years. He had recently found his girlfriend was cheating on him with his best guy friend. I don't...
    bittersweetstrawberry bittersweetstrawberry 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    remember your first kiss... how long it seemed to take before your lips met, how many times did it take in you mind to get it right ?... the space between your lips holds memories...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 26

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    My mom told me I was just a baby when this was going on. My dad worked at the World Trade Center during the time. He remembers that he was at the bottom floor of the building so...
    iAteYourCrayon iAteYourCrayon 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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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 6 days ago

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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 9 Responses 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 70+, F 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I remember when I used to disobey my mamaw and she'd take me into the kitchen and get a bottle of hot sauce and hot peppers. I had to drink half the bottle of hot sauce and ate 3...
    WesleyMcCool WesleyMcCool 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I thought MTV stood for music television! They should change it to RTV (reality tv) and bring back the music video only MTV....with the exception of the "remote control" game show...
    suggestedusername suggestedusername 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I remember when Nickelodeon had shows like "you can't do that on television"
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I remember Michael j fox portrayed Alex P Keaton, the young ohio republican
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Aug 20

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    To an extent. I remember before I was old enough for school my mom would be doing stuff like housework and she had music like "stayin' alive " playing on 8 track
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M