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I Remember Polaroids

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    This is one of my most cherished memories of my childhood. I remember all the details yet i don't know when I started school lol probably at age of 5 or 6. On my first day, my...
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    Chainlove Chainlove 18-21, F Jun 29

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    I still think about her- I was in elementary school. I went to an after school program at a local after school program. My second year there, a new girl came to the program. She...
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    I am in awe of the "politician" types who can walk into a room full of strangers, shake their hands, introduce each other and an hour later remember each and every person they just...
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    My first kiss was with a girl, and I don't like remembering it. I was like 6 or 7 and at my house, my best friend was over and I don't really remember how it happened. But we ended...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    am I the only one who actually remembers the day they like actually started living as in when you're a child and you just randomly wake up. I've had a few flash blacks like out of...
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    I remember when you met me at my office ...held out your hand and pulled me up so I was standing. My arms went around your waist, your head bowed low close to mine ...you didn't...
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    I remember when I fainted I fainted once, when I was seventeen. Fainting is certainly an interesting experience, and I am glad to know what it is like, though that is not how I...
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    Yeah I remember mine. It was me and this fictional character and we were on the moon and.... Oh wait that was a dream. Hang on I remember something.... I've never had a first...
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    To my EP friend One day .. we met you were a cool breeze that calmed my heart… It was so easy for me to talk to you, even though we have only known each other for a short time...
    Allurance Allurance 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    Gee, it's been 8-9 years now? I remember a friend I had back in elementary school, who I would talk to a lot. She loved wrestling, and we would talk WWE all day during school! She...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M Jul 3

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    FOURTH OF JULY SPANKING (many years ago)On a visit to my uncle’s farm, we had sparklers and naturally were forbidden to go into the barn with them, as they could easily cause...
    tripdelta3 tripdelta3 56-60, M 5 Responses Jul 4

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    I remember a death. It was night, dark clouds had been threatening for a while and it had begun to rain softly. I know I was someplace high up, possibly on an overhang or cliff...
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T Jul 6

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    Yes I will always remember you, whatever your name is again, it escapes me; but ever since we first met, was it on here or at that bar, or was it in that museum or possibly McD's...
    SpectralMariner SpectralMariner 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I remember him. I was in sixth grade. I was stupid. Too naïve. He moved away in seventh grade. But I remember him. I always will. "My first love broke my heart for the first time...
    EllieBlythe EllieBlythe 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I remember him also very well. There is a really few of so tallented singers of the world. I think we must be conscious about his like about very big star. I think his life is also...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I can remember way back to my elementry school days. I remember the classmates I had and every little incident that took place then. I never forget a face once I see one.
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    i was only 4 but i still remember it, my mom and brother were watching cartoons, and when we stopped watching cartoons we had to turn the tv of on our local news channel, and I...
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    Dear Professor, I'm posting this letter here, because I know I'll never have the courage to send it to you directly. I doubt you'll ever read it on here, but at least, I'll feel...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I either do not have then or I just do not remember them at all when I wake up..The last dream I had was of a goat giving birth... The was the first dream I remembered in a few...
    KatIsAMermaid KatIsAMermaid 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I don't know if he was necessarily my first crush, but he's the first one that I can remember. Kind of hard to forget, as I was pretty obsessed over him. He was one of my...
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I remember when our locked door opened. My mom asked me to go buy something so i got up, went out then locked the front door. when i got back i didn't know the other door was also...
    iwanttotraveltime iwanttotraveltime 16-17, F Jun 25

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    I Remember Being Spanked Bare Bottomed Over The Knee Spanking took forever and ever! I was laying over my aunty's knee with my bare botom on display and slightly raised because my...
    BettyV1 BettyV1 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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    Yep, I remember being in the womb at that time too...
    Mannz Mannz 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I guess there's hundreds or even thousands of people that are baffled at the spelling of two words. Dilemma. > I always was taught Dilemna, pretty dang sure about it, too, was...
    AltruisticApathy AltruisticApathy 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    After dating for 2 years I get a scholarship in an university in Washington (I live in Mexico) So excited an all, it was great. Until my ex gf and me get into an ugly fight over...
    rafadelosreyes rafadelosreyes 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 26

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    Well, I for one can sure remember that. Here's a classic example of how we would have fun - and probably a precursor to the internet! My best friend lived in the house opposite me...
    CarMechanic CarMechanic 66-70, M 7 Responses Jun 27

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    I do not actually remember 2 sec before and after i fall down. Not that i fainted but my mind seemed to be lost for atleast 4 sec of that day. I stood up as i am waking from...
    foryoureyesonly1983 foryoureyesonly1983 18-21, F Jun 27

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    I want to be remembered, even by just one single human being, and even as a passing thought for once in his/her life, for doing something that made even the slightest grin spread...
    iamnoor iamnoor 13-15, F Jun 28

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