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A lot of us are obsessed with vintage stuff nowadays, from clothes to music to generally wishing we had grown up in the 60s. We often forget, however, that our dear old parents were the ones who started all those trends we now admire.

Internet users are now sharing photos of their parents when they were young and hip, and it's pretty much safe to say that they were about a hundred times cooler than us. Maybe it was all the psychedelic rock, Mustangs, and mullets. Maybe it was the fact that, as one user commented, they "played outside and didn't have memes." Either way, the days of peace and love certainly look a lot more blissful than where we're at now.

Scroll down to take a walk back in time, and if you've got photos of your parents looking too cool for school, add them to our list.

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My Mother Skateboarding Barefoot In California In 1974

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A Friend Of My Father's, Telling Off A Klan Member. Auburn AL, 1985

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My Dad, Taken For Surfer Magazine. Peru, 1977

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John L
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Imagine the photographer having to be at the right place at just the right second.

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My Mom In Moscow 1975. From All The Stories She's Told Me About Her Travels, I Wouldn't Be Surprised If She Was A Spy

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varwenea
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's pretty badass to be visiting Russia before the cold war ended. I vote spy! 😉

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#9

My Dad's First Car, A 1939 Ford. He Bought It With His Own Money That He Earned Farming (And Drove It Daily). He Was 11 When He Bought It, So This Photo Was Taken In 1948

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#10

My Dad Wasn't Famous, But His Moves Were Pretty Cool (1977)

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#11

My Dad In Saudi Arabia In The 70's Working As A US Military Contractor Diving In The Red Sea

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#12

My Dad In The 70's Doing What He Loves. Father To 4 Boys. More Man Than Myth Or Legend

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#13

My Dad Teaching Math In Southern California (Late 70's/Early 80's)

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John L
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This question is for extra credit. "I'm a full time math teacher and a part time surfer". A: True. B: the other way around.

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#15

My Mom And Dad On Their Wedding Day - 1980

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My Mom When She Lived In Alaska With Her Husky Puppy, Okie

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John L
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like Whittaker or Palmer to me. There are so many glacier fed rivers and streams, that the small rock beds are all over the place. That's the sure sign of a glacier fed valley. Growing up in Alaska was Sooo wonderful. :D

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#18

Me Looking Up To My Fighter Pilot Dad In The Late 1980's

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#19

So I Was Going Through Some Old Photos And I Found This. My Dad Holding Magic Johnson And Looking Incredibly Bad-Ass While Doing It

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#22

My Dad In Alaska, Circa 1980. I Hope To Be Half The Man He Is One Day

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My Mom Winning The Pie Eating Contest By Beating All The Boys, 1950

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sunnyrei82
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yeah! show 'em who's the boss! Girls are not only dresses and cooking ware! XD

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#25

My Dad In France Is The '70s (Ryan Gosling Might Need A Paternity Test)

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My Father In 1982. When I Asked Him What He Was Doing In This Photo, He Said, "Shooting An Album Cover. Duh"

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My Mother And Father Being Young And Awesome On Santorini Island, Greece, 1985. I Was Conceived There

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John L
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did they name you Thera to celebrate their visit there? Let's hope you don't have a volcanic personality to go with it all. ;D

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#28

My Dad And His Cousins, Back In The Day. I Don't Think The Cool Gene Was Passed Down To Me

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#29

When My Dad Was 16, He Entered His Name In A Drawing, For What He Thought Was A Sports Jacket, At A Local Shoe Store. The Drawing Was Actually For A 1967 Shelby GT500. He Won

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#30

My Friend's Dad Trained Seals In The Navy. This Was What His Everyday Job Looked Like

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#32

My Dad And His Pet Monkey In Vietnam, 1966

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If that'd been my dad, he wold show this pic to everyone and he'd be like: "look, a photo with me and my newborn son " xD

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#34

My Mom Thinks She Is So Hardcore In Her Fleetwood Mac Tank Top At Age 18, 1982

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My Dad And Uncle At Their Joint Wedding, 1970's

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John L
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder which joint they are talking about: the toke; the two couples; or middle legs of the two grooms? 😜

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#36

Dad In 1969. I'd Love To Know How This Happened

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My Mom Being Infinitely Cooler Than I'll Ever Be... Without A Saddle (Late 70s)

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John L
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now, that's a hell of a lot more 'Macho' than that fellow on the front page, who's sitting secure in a saddle.

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My Mom Bought A New '63 Corvette On Her Own At Age 20. She Owned Her Own Hair Salon In Midland, Tx

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#40

My Father Got Drunk With Some Friends And Caught A Record Breaking Tuna In Newfoundland, 1972

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#41

Found This In An Old Shoe Box At My Dad's. It's My Parents, 1990

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#42

My Dad At Marching Band Practice, 1985

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#44

Apparently My Dad Used To Ride 3 Wheeled Unicycles In Parades

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hurt myself just looking at this picture. How the hell does this even come to exist...

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#45

My Mom Looking For Her Prom Date 1969

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#46

My Girlfriend's Dad After Flipping His '73 Mustang On The Highway

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John L
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, its for certain that her daddy was far luckier than he was smart. ;D

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My Dad Giving A Thirsty Bear Some Soda Sometime In The 50's

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Back then, people were walking around bears and cheetas like it was nothing. Nowadays some people are afraid of chocolate eggs with toys inside.

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My Bad-Ass Mom In 1979

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Here Is A Bad Ass Picture Of My Dad From The 80's. Gatorade In The Can Doing A Control Burn. He's The Shit And My Hero. My Grandfather Was A Firefighter Too Rip. The Real Heroes Are Firefighters, Cops And All Military!

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#51

My Dad When He Was 17 In A Small Village In The Netherlands, 1981. He'd Meet My Mom A Year Later

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My Dad, The Fbi Agent, At A Bahamas Airport, Late 1960s

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#53

My Dad Claims That's "Oregano" Above My Mom. 1978'ish

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#55

My Dad And His Fox Patricia (1987)

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