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I Remember Polaroids

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Internet is a procrastinators dream. Lol I remember life before the Internet really caught on. I wrote, I talk to people, I got things done… now I'm hopelessly addicted. Yes...
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    Mr Roberts I don't know why I remember you but I do. I remember you always wore a black suit with a black waistcoat and and black flat cap. I remember your face was permanently...
    marmitemicky marmitemicky 70+, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    do you remember what you said when you came to set me straight about my world? remember what you said, and did you think I wouldn’t recognize you girl? you can hide behind your...
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    I always feel bad for forgetting people's real names from Ep and other things like where they live, ages, and jobs. It's not on purpose. I promise. That is the type of...
    wintershawl wintershawl 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    There is no way to substantiate what I am about to say, but then I guess this is not about proof. Through the help of others, I have learned that I have been around for a little...
    Drachona Drachona 18-21 Jan 17

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    Yeah. I remember it. But honestly I wouldn't care if I didn't remember it. I mean, it's nice to remember your first kiss, but mine kind wasn't worth remembering. It wasn't romantic...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F Jan 18

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    I was in my 8th grade english class in New Jersey. the whole class was silent while fox news was showing live footage of what was happening just 40 minutes away from us. When the...
    eggman667 eggman667 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    When I was younger I had this neighbour who was my best friend. We did everything together and we never understood why anybody used to make comments about us being so close. When...
    evieas123 evieas123 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    My New Years Eve was supposed to be spent working a large house party, but instead I spent New Years Eve being waited on hand and foot and treated like a Queen. I met some of the...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F Jan 4

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    I remember it was back when I was in first grade. I used to live in a large apartment complex with around 30 buildings, so a lot of friends I knew at the time all lived within a 50...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M Jan 6

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    I Remember... what was considered offensive language. Much like the Fashion and Music of the 1960s and 1970s Groovy, Happening, Cool (yes cool was and always will be part of the...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I remember, I really remember, and I love books - still do - but I won't go back there. I can imagine a life without the internet, but I can't imagine a life without the internet.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    We all will one day met our end and I have a feeling that I might not know what comes next. I look at the ones who have already left, after the photos have been taken down and the...
    Drossi28 Drossi28 26-30, M Jan 15

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    If I connect with you, I will remember you for the rest of my life. My long term memory is great, however my short term memory is terrible.... Sooo, if you want me to remember ya...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Maybe not your name but I will remember you. Whether you were good or bad for me yes I will remember.
    bystarlight2 bystarlight2 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Some Products Bring Back a Flood of Memories!!!I was 13 and the tv add for Lee Press On Nails facinated me. I thought they were a brilliant invention and I wanted the pink ones and...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F Jan 1

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    When I was somewhere between 13-16 I began playing online strategy games to pass the time. One day I met another player who I became friends with so that we could mutually benefit...
    CrimsonKnight117 CrimsonKnight117 18-21, M Jan 2

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    I had a friend in 1st grade. She was from a poor family, but we became good friends as she was quite friendly. She would petty thief every now and then, and being a kid, I didn't...
    MargoRothSpiegelman MargoRothSpiegelman 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I got my first crush when I was 9 years old. I never liked boys at all, until one day I out of the blue started to notice this boy in my class. I wasn't crazy about him but it was...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 2

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    When he looked at my eyes the very first time, I knew it was something different. I still can't explain that feeling-something so strong and different that I didn't have any...
    AmberDD AmberDD 22-25, F Jan 3

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    I still remember the world through the eyes of a child. Suddenly those feelings were clouded by what I know now. Evanescence
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    you played the violin and had the softest lips you said you loved me i remember the kiss but your name eludes me and suddenly i am sad.
    gitano5219 gitano5219 36-40, M Jan 5

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    I Remember back when i was young and I couldn't wait to get outside . back in the days when i never had to worry about anything. I was always happy and I couldn't wait to get...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I remember when I was young, I was really fat and had intense anger issues like worse than now, and like my cousins would bully me and treat me like crap cause I was the only fat...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    We were only friends. Lonely friends. You knew me as no other. We weren't in love, but the love between us was true and pure and sweet. You were a gift I treasured. We danced. You...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Jan 5

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    I was in 8th grade American History. Period 4. I had just walked in the room and the teacher had it on his tv in the back of the room. I thought it was an accident and then I saw...
    HorseGirl21 HorseGirl21 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I will remember my friend from our church . Soon he will be called home by God to have his heavenly reward but right now he must endure the trials of his illness . I...
    chris121458 chris121458 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    had an accident whilst on tour in iraq. came back and was put on tablets, i had a bad reaction to them and had a siezure now my memory is jumbled and bits are hard to remember
    firedragon71 firedragon71 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I was feeding my sixth month old daughter. The phone rang and it was my mom telling me to put the news on and I can honestly say I felt like my world just ended. I had family...
    Sweetcityflower Sweetcityflower 70+, F 10 Responses Jan 13

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    Well it was just yesterday, so of course i remember it. he's a really good friend of mine and we grew close. Saturday he told me he likes me. i told him i like him. he had been...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    It's easy to remember my last name (chime) it has a ring to it!
    Bonjovi11 Bonjovi11 13-15, M Jan 14

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    Crazy how life seemed more joyful; when I knew nothing about life. Growing up is inevitable. Tragic things happens reprocessing into a new self awareness of what is. Remarkably...
    kittylin kittylin 22-25, F Jan 17

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