Most of us have heard how our parents and grandparents brag about how they used to go to school and play out in fields and skin their knees, we feel so unlucky when they tell their adventures and it makes us feel like we have missed a lot throughout our lives, although we hear those exciting stories about how they have been a badass, we have never seen any proof or photos of them while they were making those memories.

These grandparents have nothing more to say to their grandchildren since they can just throw out their snaps on to the table and make the room go wild, we have got some photos of grandparents on their heyday, from grandmas chilling with Ernest Hemingway and modeling Volvos in 1950 s to grandfathers sledding through Antarctica, pulling off motorbike stunts and even playing with their pet polar bears and more, this compiled list will make you think, what on earth you are doing with your life. Don’t forget to vote for the coolest picture.

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#1 Grandma Sent Me A Picture Of My Grandpa At My Age To Make Me Feel Like Shit

#2 My Great Grandfather Gave Einstein Violin Lessons

#3 My Grandparents Wearing Each Other’s Clothes, 1943

#4 My Grandmother, 1940s

#5 Granny On The Wing Of My Dad’s Cropduster Plane. She Did This A Few Times That I Know Of

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

#7 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

#8 My Grandfather The Day Before He Shipped Out With The Marines, 1941

#9 My Grandmother Right After She Ran Away From Communistic Bulgaria To Germany (1978)

#10 Photo Of My Grandfather Exiting His Plane After Getting Shot Down

#11 My Favorite Picture Of My Grandmother, 1942. She’s Strong, Raised Six Children On Her Own After Leaving An Alcoholic Husband. Worked 7 Days A Week As A Cook In A Gas Station From 3 Am – 5 Pm. I Would Stay Every Weekend With Her And Sleep On The Floor Of The Gas Station Back Then. She’s Amazing

#12 My Crazy Grandfather

This is my crazy grandfather. Hands down, the funniest old coot that’s ever existed. On his deathbed, he told us (his grandkids) “Don’t be cheap. Spend 25 cents and buy the paper. The Times promised me a big spread.” He worked as a photographer for the LA Times for 50+ years and had many famous photos, including the first published photo of an atomic bomb explosion. He was a man of many stories and an unforgettable sense of humor. After laying his wife and two sons to rest, he stayed strong and kept his spirit high. He battled prostate cancer for 20+ years and lived to see his 92nd birthday and his great-grandchildren. RIP Grandpa

#13 My Grandfather Was Into Cosplay Before It Was “The Thing To Do”

#14 My Very Cool Grandpa In The 1950s Holding A Fish, Smoking A Cigarette, With A Book Tucked Into His Pants And Cigarette Pack In His Sleeve

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

#16 WW2 – My Badass Grandpa With A Car He Stole From Nazis

#17 I Recently Lost My Grandmother To Cancer. This Will Always Be One Of My Favorite Photo Of Her

#18 My Grandmother With Then-Mercury 7 Astronauts John Glenn, Gus Grissom, And Alan Shepherd (September 14th, 1959)

#19 My Great Grandfather Showing Off One Of The Horses He Trained For WW1 – Petawawa, ~1922

#20 My Great-Great-Grandfather, The Samurai Of A Small Coal Mining Town In Kyushu, Posing With My Grandmother And One Of Her Sisters ~1900

#21 My Great Grandmother, Working As A Welder During WW2

#22 My Grandfather Died Today. I Want To Tell You What A F**king Badass He Was

#23 My Grandma Recently Passed. My Grandpa Sent Me This Picture So I Could Know What Man Looks Like When He Is In Love. They Were Married 60+ Years

#24 If I Could Only Be Half As Badass As My Grandfather This Memorial Day, Circa 1960

#25 My Great Grandpa Eddie. Omaha 1939

#26 My Grandma As An Air Traffic Controller. She Would Have Been 97 On 3/11

#27 My Grandfather’s Badass Swandive, 1930

#28 My Finnish Grandfather Smoking A Cigarette And Holding A Wild Fox That He Befriended (Circa 1975)

#29 This Photo Always Puts A Smile On My Face. Our 86-Year-Old Grandmother Back In The Day

#30 My Grandma Modeling In Her Flight Attendant Uniform – 1972

#31 My Great-Grandmother In Her New Car. She Was Most Likely The First Indian Woman In The Western US To Own A Car (April 7, 1916)

#32 Grandmother Died Last Week, She Was A Naval Nurse

#33 My Grandparents In 1960, On A Date. My Favorite Picture

#34 So Apparently My Grandpa Was A Badass

#35 My Grandmother On Her Harley In 1926

#36 My Grandpa’s FBI Academy Photo. He Worked As A Spy Recruiter During The Cold War

#37 My Grandmother Demonstrating The Three-Point Belt As A Model For Volvo In 1959

#38 The Last Photo In My Grandparents Wedding Album (1954)

#39 My Grandfather Defusing A Bomb On Martin Luther King’s Porch. He Was Buried Three Years Ago On MLK Day

#40 My Grandmother Turned 98 This Week. This Is Her In Her Full Nursing Uniform During WW2

#41 My Stud Grandfather Circa WW2. He Watched Pearl Harbor Happen In Hawaii, Joined Up And Fought On A Gunboat At Iwo Jima That Was Hit By Enemy Fire. He Surfed With Legends In Honolulu. He Was A Barber For 60 Years

#42 Ernest Hemingway And My Grandma Having A Chat In Havana, Cuba 1952

#43 My Friend’s Grandparents, California, 1940s

#44 My Grandmother Looked Like Arya Stark In 1936

#45 My Grandfather On A Motorcycle He Stole From A Nazi, Weeks After American Troops Liberated Him From A Concentration Camp In Landsberg, Germany (May 1945). He Had Spent 4 Years In Concentration Camps Around Poland And Germany

#46 My Grandmother With Sultan, Her Favorite Lion From Her Troop, In Front Of Her Plane She Flew Just After WW2 (1947)

#47 My Grandfather After Winning 1st Place In The County Beard Contest. The Hat Was His Prize. Circa 1954

#48 I Would Always Call My Grandmother On Mother’s Day, And Have Missed That Call For A Few Years Now. Thought I Would Share This In Her Honor

#49 My Grandma (Top) Was A Badass In Ww2 (1940s)

#50 Don’t Mess With My Great Grandmother Emma Hagen, Woman Homesteader In North Dakota, 1910s

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Jane Curran
3 years ago

This is an astonishing series, and wonderful to behold!