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I Remember Polaroids

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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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    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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    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    English Folk Verse (c.1870) The Fifth of November Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason...
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    It was 1997, I was 8 years old going on 9 in second grade. I was living in a different neighborhood from when I was in middle school. Anyways, I was best friends with this boy name...
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    I remembered his birthday. But does he remember MINE? :(
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    Every moment. Every laugh. Every touch. All of this Solidifies what I have always felt, always known in my heart....no time, no distance, no situation will ever change how we feel...
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    When people ask If I remember the first time I got drunk. Haha if u remember that u didn't have that much fun.
    MeganDawnn MeganDawnn 16-17, F Nov 2

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    I don't remember when it started I was really young, like 4 or 5, I have this one memory, that stays with me, I can't shake it, I'm in his room playing in the closet, with...
    isandoval495 isandoval495 18-21 2 Responses Nov 12

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    When you go through so much pain, emotionally. It will affect your memory. I seriously can't remember my childhood, even parts of my childhood that I'm old enough to remember. Long...
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F Nov 16

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    I was in second grade and I liked a girl but couldn't remember her name like always so I looked around and spotted a picture of a chicken laying on its nest. Then I remember my...
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    It's pretty upsetting. Even when I hint people nobody remembered. I got three texts, no calls, and that's all. Thank god that one person who "remembered"--off Facebook--told two...
    waiting225 waiting225 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I hope someone from my EP friends will remember me when i will be gone..
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    Remember working at this Boy Scout summer camp in 1973. I was 17. We had access to the kitchen and they had these 1 quart industrial-sized flavoring extracts, like almond, orange...
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    I can't remember how old I was, but it was somewhere between the ages of 6-9. My mom made me an awesome mermaid costume. It was a gold sequin bra like top, with a satin green...
    SirenaVonLee SirenaVonLee 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    Oh, how I remember 😩. I'm sure glad I had Brutus 2 comfort my soul...he was not yet born, butt he understands...👶🐺
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M Oct 28

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    If remembered about you Tears in my eyes I miss the moments with you Affection to me Now you're not mine And the ending had my love Just let me talk I still love you Why does...
    VanAlexa VanAlexa 16-17, F Oct 29

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    Its strange how we have an effect on each other... How even by not being emotionally connected to someone, their words can still have great impact on your life. There was this...
    Qwert143 Qwert143 22-25 1 Response Oct 29

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    I Remember it like it was yesterday I was 15 with my first real boyfriend and now im not 19 and havent kissed anyone since I really miss it a lot :( it makes me sad to think about...
    TheSameOne TheSameOne 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    I only remember the fights, the fear, and detailed night terrors ( brutal murders in my house, dead bodies in my basement) from age 2-6. I'm still creeped out and confused about...
    dragthewaters4 dragthewaters4 18-21, F Oct 29

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    I was born in July 1969 and am a Cancer. I definitely remember life before the Internet. When the computer to the open market it surely helped me with homework, researching of...
    gloriahughes gloriahughes 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 31

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    I remember when I was about ten years old one halloween. Trick or treating with about a group of eight kids. We ring this person's doorbell, he just throws two small bags of...
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    I sit here, and run my fingers along where I had my "soul-tee" xD (Just shaven off in support of Movember) And I feel a scar I had forgotten about just under my chin, where I...
    Roninturnedmartyr Roninturnedmartyr 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    I was 6 yo...and a neighbour of my age told me "What if we become bf and gf and pretend to kiss like they do on tv" I said "Alright" We kissed and it was awful.He was slimy and all...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I remember, it all happened in summer camp when I was 11, i had met this girl I felt in love with. We were sitting at the fire place and suddenly I kissed her. It was kind of funny...
    FerCuellar215 FerCuellar215 13-15, M Nov 2

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    in my first grade class room confused at what was happening, but it was that moment that for the rest of my school years i was called a terrorist for the simple fact that i was...
    Bayzoo Bayzoo 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 3

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    I can still remember it because it was under a month ago. I am constantly reminded by my clear retainer I wear 12 hours from 7 till 7 :( but hey, it's all worth it when I see how...
    iiCHARLIii iiCHARLIii 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 3

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