Vintage Photos That Prove Your Grandparents Are Cooler Than You


Recently Bored Panda asked their followers to send in examples of their grandparents being super smooth in their heyday. From grandmas chilling with Ernest Hemingway and modeling Volvos in the 1950s to grandfathers sledding through Antarctica, pulling off motorbike stunts, and even playing with their pet polar bears, this list will make you wonder just what on earth you’re doing with your life. Don’t forget to vote for the coolest character!

  1. 1 My Grandfather The Day Before He Shipped Out With The Marines, 1941

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  2. 2 Granny On The Wing Of My Dad's Cropduster Plane

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  3. 3 My Grandmother. This Picture Was Next To Her Coffin At Her Funeral (Late 60s Or Early 70s)

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  4. 4 My Grandmother, 1940s

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  5. 5 My Grandmother Right After She Ran Away From Communistic Bulgaria To Germany (1978)

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  6. 6 My Granny (Nicknamed Kidd) Wasn't Allowed To Join The Air Force Because She Was A Woman. So She Taught Young Men To Fly In Stephenville, Texas During WW2 - 1940s

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  7. 7 My Grandparents Wearing Each Other's Clothes, 1943

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  8. 8 Photo Of My Grandfather Exiting His Plane After Getting Shot Down

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  9. 9 Grandma Sent Me A Picture Of My Grandpa At My Age To Make Me Feel Like Shit

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  10. 10 My Grandma Smoking Her Cigarette On The Farm. Wearing Pants And Doing Whatever The Hell She Wanted, 1938

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