Recently we asked you to send us your pictures of your grandparents acting cool in their younger days, and you certainly didn't disappoint us. Now we're bringing you more examples of your 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, compiled by Bored Panda, will make you wonder just what on earth you're doing with your life. Don't forget to vote for the coolest character!

#1

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

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

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Kara Witham
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2 years ago

Upvoting this based on caption alone.

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#2

My Great Grandfather Gave Einstein Violin Lessons

My Great Grandfather Gave Einstein Violin Lessons

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Dani Donovan
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2 years ago

Very cool!

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#3

My Grandparents Wearing Each Other's Clothes, 1943

My Grandparents Wearing Each Other's Clothes, 1943

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Nancy E
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2 years ago

A sense of humor carries you far in life !

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#4

My Grandmother, 1940s

My Grandmother, 1940s

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Nancy E
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2 years ago

She looked like a film star !

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#5

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

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

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Kjorn
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2 years ago

that give me the vertigo :-)

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#6

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

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

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CatShatBrix
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2 years ago

Always remember her as this badass. Rest In Peace.

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#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

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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Ana Fuentes
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2 years ago

i applaud this woman thank you for all that you did.

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#8

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

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

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Nancy E
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2 years ago

Looks like a heartthrob !

panic! at the chemical brides
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2 years ago

Agreed!

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Ema Sklepic
Community Member
2 years ago

wow, now that's a handsome man!

panic! at the chemical brides
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2 years ago

Wow. Gorgeous.

Cory Bartz
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope he returned

SIRiMAC
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2 years ago

Oh wow. <3

Pippa Runs
Community Member
2 years ago

Good lord that man is a hunk.

Suzanne Marriott
Community Member
2 years ago

Hot DAMN!

Charlotte Brine
Community Member
2 years ago

Phwoar granddad!

Carol Taylor
Community Member
2 years ago

hubba hubba..

Danny Waller
Community Member
2 years ago

See the movie "Eddie and the Cruisers" he has that look.

Full Name
Community Member
2 years ago

Not gonna lie, that's one handsome sunuvabitch.

Melinda Applegate
Community Member
2 years ago

So handsome!

Missy DeClercq
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow. Man of the year. People Magazine...19...

nazan fidan
Community Member
2 years ago

oh my, ur grandma must b lucky to have this much handsomeness as a spouse

Pandola
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2 years ago

look at those eyes...beautiful face....handsome man

Sharon Halfhill
Community Member
2 years ago

Hot!!!!

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
2 years ago

Divine !

Marylin Scheffer
Community Member
2 years ago

What a gorgeous guy!

Milda Mockūnaitė
Community Member
2 years ago

"Oh damn, who could thought that people were beautiful in those days??"

Anna Banana
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2 years ago

Huh?

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Wired 4 Books
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2 weeks ago

Handsome Dude! I just keep thinking that they 🪒 shaved all that great hair off! Thank You 🙏 for your service!

Wired 4 Books
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2 weeks ago

Handsome dude! All I keep thinking is that they shaved 🪒 all that great hair off! 🙏 Thank You for your service!

Elaine Schwartz
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4 months ago

Wish I was 40 years older and saw him first lol. Gorgeous.

Debrs Green
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1 year ago

DID I SAY "HOTTIE"🔥

Debrs Green
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1 year ago

One Hottie here!💗

Karen Page McCutchen
Community Member
1 year ago

How handsome

Wal Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

Some of us should be so lucky as to look like a Matinee Idol. #GreatGenes

Tim Huvane
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1 year ago

Semper Fi

Mark Biasi
Community Member
1 year ago

I know this feeling Well

Kimlan Lau
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG! He could be a high fashion model today!

Michele Burdette Elmore
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1 year ago

Looks like John TravoltA.

Michele Burdette Elmore
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1 year ago

Looks like John Travolta

Aubrey Oleandereie
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow. Looks like Flin Rider smolder 😂 Cute.

Johanne Trudeau
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1 year ago

A real heartthrob!!!!

Pamela Blue
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1 year ago

My only question: Did he return okay?

Rebecca Weeks
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2 years ago

Hunk

Diana Tulip
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG!..gorgeous...he looks like Tom Welling :D

marnidarr
Community Member
2 years ago

Hel-lo Grampa!

Cassandra Castaneda
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh daaamn

Emelie
Community Member
2 years ago

wow!

Ronnie Cota
Community Member
2 years ago

he looks sad

Julie Hickman-Rincon
Community Member
2 years ago

Yowza!

Melissa Hardy
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks a bit like Matt LeBlanc

Nancy Lewis
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2 years ago

So sad we send so many young men to war, generation after generation!

Yonny Bettson
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2 years ago

WOW!

Diane Herman
Community Member
2 years ago

Hot Damn!!!!!

Dee Denise
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2 years ago

Yum!

endelbendel
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2 years ago

Then he got the buzzcut.

N. Salman
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2 years ago

Damn, this guy was good looking!

Markfaye Southall
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2 years ago

Wow ! Those eyes !

jevais
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2 years ago

Wow what a man. So yummy!

Missy Finley
Community Member
2 years ago

Daaaayyyuuuummm!! Your grandma is a lucky lady!!!

Susan Young
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, Hell Yes!!!!

Barb Braun
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow!

Lauren Canning
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg, he could of been an actor with those smouldering looks

Maggie Reynosa Sanguino
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2 years ago

Thats a beautiful man

Samantha Beckett
Community Member
2 years ago

Hottie.

Nin'g Ko
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2 years ago

Jises

Michalina Okreglicka
Community Member
2 years ago

wooooow

Emmy Funke
Community Member
2 years ago

Dámn, górgeous!

Sara Swnn
Community Member
2 years ago

Handsome!

Kandis Glasgow
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW!

Kristen Lucas
Community Member
2 years ago

Super symmetrical !

Elizabeth Newton
Community Member
2 years ago

Gorgeous

Liz Ferlenda
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks just like Don Grady (My Three Sons - TV) from the 60's

Cj Rolphe
Community Member
2 years ago

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

Claire Beaux
Community Member
2 years ago

love!!! what a cool guy!!!

kasa alex
Community Member
2 years ago

smokin'

Miranda Fritsch
Community Member
2 years ago

wow your grandfather is hot!

Deb Drucker
Community Member
2 years ago

Handsome

Karen Mercer
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG

Amina Hays
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, he's devastating!

Jessica Todd
Community Member
2 years ago

Can we talk about number 9 for a minute. omg

Feelix Peelix
Community Member
2 years ago

Men were just so handsome back then.

Dave Elswood
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG drooool lol he’s so handsome

Phyllis Brossette-Ledoux
Community Member
2 years ago

i love your grandpa!

Molly A. Block
Community Member
2 years ago

Has that dazed oh shit look in his eyes, realizing that his life is about to change drastically, FOR THE BETTER! Semper Fidelis MF'rs! My daddy was a Marine!! :-D

Yasmin Aviv
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my

Anna Gough
Community Member
2 years ago

Did he come back???

Erisa Desu
Community Member
2 years ago

wow

Wendy Holguin
Community Member
2 years ago

Dean Winchester!

Janice Knight
Community Member
2 years ago

Whoa, handsome!

Denise Mirto
Community Member
2 years ago

so very handsome

Daniel Everitt
Community Member
2 years ago

that is quite the jawline.....I'd kill for that jawline!

Denis Doucette
Community Member
2 years ago

Ummm... I don't think he had hair that long if he shipped out (went to war) with the Marines. Maybe on the day before he joined the marines...

Daniel Popescu
Community Member
2 years ago

His grandchildren probably have step-uncles in a lot of European countries :)

Priscilla Winslow
Community Member
2 years ago

Why does that look like a "touched up" photo, taken by a professional, if not a drawing or painting? Did they have cameras that took such clear close-ups in 1941? The lighting is amazing.

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#9

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

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

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CBN2143
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2 years ago

She's gorgeous!

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#10

Photo Of My Grandfather Exiting His Plane After Getting Shot Down

Photo Of My Grandfather Exiting His Plane After Getting Shot Down

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Andy Atwell
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2 years ago

Oh, shoot, Eddie's down! Grab the camera...

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#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

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

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Hope Floats
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2 years ago

Now that's a strong woman and no doubt one that all her children were very proud of..

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#12

My Crazy Grandfather

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

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Dani Donovan
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2 years ago

He sounds like an awesome grandfather

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#13

My Grandfather Was Into Cosplay Before It Was "The Thing To Do"

My Grandfather Was Into Cosplay Before It Was "The Thing To Do"

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anarkzie
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2 years ago

I love the serous look on his face.

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#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

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

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petra_pe
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2 years ago

is he single

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#15

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

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

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Dani Donovan
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2 years ago

You can tell she didn’t take any sh*t

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#16

WW2 - My Badass Grandpa With A Car He Stole From Nazis

WW2 - My Badass Grandpa With A Car He Stole From Nazis

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Ricardo Santos
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2 years ago

almost a basterd!

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#17

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

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

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Giorgio Prodoti
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2 years ago

nice photo, still today

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#18

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

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

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2 years ago

Love this picture!

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#19

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

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

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CatShatBrix
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2 years ago

Well you can’t get much cooler than that. Be proud!

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#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

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

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Ashley Say Wha?!?
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2 years ago

That's really cool!

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#21

My Great Grandmother, Working As A Welder During WW2

My Great Grandmother, Working As A Welder During WW2

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Torsha Fariha
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2 years ago

she is so cool!!!

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#22

My Grandfather Died Today. I Want To Tell You What A Fucking Badass He Was

My Grandfather Died Today. I Want To Tell You What A Fucking Badass He Was

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Hope Floats
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2 years ago

So sorry about your Grandfather... Treasure your memories of him and this 'badass' photo of him...(Great pic! )

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#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

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

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Ashley Say Wha?!?
Community Member
2 years ago

So sweet!

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#24

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

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

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Nancy E
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2 years ago

Where did he get the tiger cub ???

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#25

My Great Grandpa Eddie. Omaha 1939

My Great Grandpa Eddie. Omaha 1939

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Giorgio Prodoti
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2 years ago

style never die

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#26

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

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

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Patricia Perrings
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2 years ago

This is my aunt!

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#27

My Grandfather's Badass Swandive, 1930

My Grandfather's Badass Swandive, 1930

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Jeremie Guerra
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2 years ago

What a nice picture!

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#28

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

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

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Nancy E
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2 years ago

Anyone who loves foxes is a 10 with me !

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#29

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

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

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Rachel Sellers
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2 years ago

How Beautiful!...& She also REALLY looked Genuinely HAPPY too!!

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#30

My Grandma Modeling In Her Flight Attendant Uniform - 1972

My Grandma Modeling In Her Flight Attendant Uniform - 1972

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Hisseefit
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2 years ago

These boots were made for walking

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#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)

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)

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Nancy E
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2 years ago

She made history, &, look at the car , too !

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#32

Grandmother Died Last Week, She Was A Naval Nurse

Grandmother Died Last Week, She Was A Naval Nurse

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Anna Brown
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2 years ago

God bless her, sorry for your loss x

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#33

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

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

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Daniel Everitt
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2 years ago

that is a fabulous picture!

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#34

So Apparently My Grandpa Was A Badass

So Apparently My Grandpa Was A Badass

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Kjorn
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2 years ago

don't touch my bear... i mean beer

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#35

My Grandmother On Her Harley In 1926

My Grandmother On Her Harley In 1926

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Gillian Black
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2 years ago

this is just the best

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#36

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

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

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Kjorn
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2 years ago

he does look like a spy too

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#37

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

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

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CBN2143
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2 years ago

Love the driving gloves!

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#38

The Last Photo In My Grandparents Wedding Album (1954)

The Last Photo In My Grandparents Wedding Album (1954)

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JillVille Child Care
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2 years ago

This is so cute!!

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#39

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

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

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Ashley Say Wha?!?
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow!

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#40

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

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

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Torsha Fariha
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2 years ago

she looks so bold!

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#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

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

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kitty Cristina
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2 years ago

He is smokin hot 😋

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#42

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

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

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Marylin Scheffer
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2 years ago

Just a proud grandchild sharing a photo.

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#43

My Friend's Grandparents, California, 1940s

My Friend's Grandparents, California, 1940s

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Alice Landers
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2 years ago

sexy couple!

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#44

My Grandmother Looked Like Arya Stark In 1936

My Grandmother Looked Like Arya Stark In 1936

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Kjorn
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2 years ago

maybe she is

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#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

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

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Nancy E
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2 years ago

That's a badass, for sure !

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#46

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

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

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Chelsea Truong
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2 years ago

She looks like Susan sarrandon's cousin

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#47

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

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

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Mary-Jane Scharnick
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2 years ago

kind eyes

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#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

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

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Dani Donovan
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2 years ago

Lovely!

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#49

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

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

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Hans
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2 years ago

Back when Engineering was not considered a "male" job. The same fate that computer science took in the 1970s. Alaa.

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#50

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

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

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Anna Gough
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2 years ago

Is it a guy.....I thought it was a woman in the window

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