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I Remember Polaroids

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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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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    When I was about 5, I was in private school, and there was a kid named Ryan. He had blond hair, which is all of his appearance that I remember. He and I were best friends and he...
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    I was a dog. In some ways, I still am. I don't understand humans. I don't feel like a human. I remember my old life, bits of it so vivid that it seems like those bits happened...
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    This is a memory of an operation I had in childhood. I was about 12 when I was told I would have to have my sinuses washed out. I'd been bothered by sinusitis, but was very...
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    I want to be remember as the girl Who was always smiling and laughing The one that never appeared sad The one that helped people through their pain even if they couldn't help...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I posted something similar to this before and deleted it for no apparent reason. I killed a woman in my last life. I'm sure of it because I vividly remember assaulting her and...
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    The first computer we ever had was DOS. I remember I had to put the big black floppy disk (whatever it's called) into the computer to play games. It was just a keyboard and monitor...
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    For the second half of my life, I have always thought about sex, I have always had sex. I don't remember my first ten years, other than a few things here and there. However the...
    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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    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...
    PartyingWithEllie PartyingWithEllie 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 a week 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 a week 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...
    skull55 skull55 16-17, M a week ago

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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 6 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 5 days 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 4 days ago

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    In music class in grade 4 the music teach told us about the "Every good boy deserves fudge" to remember the lines to play recorder. The funny part was when people were suggesting...
    Izuka Izuka 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I have always been a good girl, never drinking, never smoking, always respecting the rules... But then I couldn't resist the temptation of fun. And Marijuana. I can clearly...
    Aredienne Aredienne 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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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    If anyone can help me remember more of my past life please message me (I am not a troll/jackass I am really wanting to remeber)
    tonyxdeltorix tonyxdeltorix 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I played the piano for silent films when they came to the city I lived in (I don't know what city that would have been). I remember reading the sheet music and directions from the...
    Roloe Roloe 36-40 1 Response Jun 28

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    6/28/14 I remember the day as if it happened yesterday. My husband was working at an Air Force base. He was not in the service but his job was at the base. To get to his job...
    minimeowz minimeowz 61-65, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    where are all the good shows now? I can actually remember learning things from the old cartoon shows...now I feel like all the shows are so dumb down now lol
    sweetasscandy36 sweetasscandy36 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I was young, probably too young. I never seem capable of pinning down my exact age but it's from about 4-6 years. She was a family friend about my age, and one night she turned...
    FilleMelancolique FilleMelancolique 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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