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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I remember when I was happy 2 years ago but I was so caught up in someone who didn't care about me and now lost the person who did :(
    mzgirl mzgirl 22-25, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I love find old pictures because it's like reliving the moment I remember this day was awesome we where zombies we where playing get the flag I miss my sister and this guy hope one...
    CallMeFaye CallMeFaye 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    I can't remember the first 10 or 12 years of my life. And what few "memories" I have are more like pictures (like I may have seen a picture of it and remember that/I only remember...
    IAmJustAGhostGirl IAmJustAGhostGirl 13-15, F Apr 7

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    I can remember little pieces of a dream or two last night. In one, I was at a store, and a person I used to be friends with was there. He was getting some things, and I decided to...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    When we first really met. I was 16, I think he was 19. I remember the girl that held his hand, and how they loved each other like crazy. She was beautiful and tough and I recall...
    ReykjaviktoZurich ReykjaviktoZurich 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I remember when I was never told I had an enjoyable personality, when nothing I said had an impact. None of my opinions mattered and my values didn't mean anything to anyone. I...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    sometimes i miss something i have no memory of, sometimes i miss something that i never had, or could it be that iii am remembering or could it be that these truly did happen to me...
    AlejandroYme AlejandroYme 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Why is it that when I look back at my childhood I can only remember sunny days? Of course there must have been rainy days, dull days, boring days, miserable days, but I can't...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 5 Responses Apr 12

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    We met on a dating phone line. I remember sitting on my balcony and saw you come to my buzzer. i remember thinking i hope that's him. i remember him wearing an army coloured hat...
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I remember my first kiss just like it was yesterday.. Me and my older sis (technical my aunt) but she was only 4yrs older than me. She was a senior in the same secondary school I...
    Mama86 Mama86 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Who remembers Stan Freeberg? Also remembered as "Cecil, the Sea Sick Sea Serpent"? He went to the great comedian in the sky. Guess I'll have to call "John & Marsha" and tell them...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I forget what specifically happened, but I remember there was this guy from another country who got mad at me for something online on another site and he was harassing me I think...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Last night, I had a dream that I would sometimes fill in for a guy at Hot Topic when he had the urge to kill. I would pretend to be him and people fell for it. Then I would take...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I was a German pilot in World War Two. I flew the Messerschmidt jet fighter, the 262. I remember quite a few details, such as people, places, and events. I remember my death in...
    Aleksandar262 Aleksandar262 13-15, T Apr 17

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    Oh my that was a while ago. I remember playing text base games on an Atari....then the first computers with the dial up connections to AOL and some others. Anyone remember...
    Johngi77 Johngi77 70+, M 1 Response a week ago

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    In fact I do remember you, yes it's been awhile and yes I haven't been consistent with my correspondence with you. I thought that was what friendship was about. When we we're going...
    MzOnceUponAtime MzOnceUponAtime 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I was in school pre-k I remember heading out with my class. We were heading out outside. I didn't know but today I do lol. My teacher rushed us out the room. If you didn't have...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had a dream where I was with my mom and sister. We, as well as others, were told that there was this house that we weren't allowed to go in. I remember we had found ourselves at...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I know it has only been about four months since you past away but because your not here with me it feels like years but emotionally it feels like just yesterday I was at your...
    nirvanasiva nirvanasiva 13-15, F Mar 26

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    As of this posting, I've been on EP less than two weeks. I've never been interested in doing any social media-type sites. (I think I'm one of the sixteen people left on the...
    dan13732 dan13732 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I didn't have my first proper kiss until I was 21; on my 21st birthday in fact. I had always been shy of girls and could never understand how you kissed them. As I was leaving my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 28

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    It didn't happen to me, but my best friend had a dream about one of my past lives, with some surprising coincidences. In the dream, she was viewing everything from a blurred...
    Iahmose Iahmose 22-25 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Shauntel was quiet, kinda depressing tbh. She always looked so fragile and anorexic looking too, which is why I always worried about her because she RARELY smiled and always looked...
    TokioDoll TokioDoll 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I remember, she said : "What is the name of the city you live in ? It sounds beautiful and timeless" He answered "I live on the West coast ... of Europ, just on the other side...
    0002p 0002p 41-45 Mar 31

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    I have such wild, complicated and colorful dreams I like to sleep in so I'm not in a deep sleep and can remember my dreams.
    BellyButtonButter BellyButtonButter 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I remember a time that I got in trouble with my cousin I was 5 and she was 7 I forgot what we did tho My mom could have just whipped us with a belt but instead she pinned us one by...
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    a lot of the time, I can forget the reasons why. I'm depressed, sure, whatever. I ignore it, force my way past it, don't look at it, don't examine it. But then something happens...
    anata1 anata1 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I was born in 1974. I am part of that first generation to grow up on computer usage. That first generation for whom having a computer in the home was like having a refrigerator...
    lovingone lovingone 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I actually had it today I'm pretty much freaking out :( I have no clue what to do I don't want to tell my mum!! And I'm about to go to bed Tomorrow is Easter! So I'll have to wear...
    confusegirl14 confusegirl14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4