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.

#1

My Mother Skateboarding Barefoot In California In 1974

My Mother Skateboarding Barefoot In California In 1974

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Cherie O
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3 years ago

I love the Farrah Fawcett hair! Flyback bangs were so cool then...

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#2

I Found A Photo Of My Dad Cooking A Barbecue On Top Of A Moving Submarine

I Found A Photo Of My Dad Cooking A Barbecue On Top Of A Moving Submarine

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Adriana E. Henricy
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3 years ago

underrated definetly

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#3

My Dad Sculpting A Bust Of My Mom 1980s

My Dad Sculpting A Bust Of My Mom 1980s

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

The ressemblence is uncanny . He was very good at that.

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#4

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

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

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EllieKaan
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3 years ago

That's so cool!

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#5

My Dad Being Infinitely Cooler Than I'll Ever Be (1980)

My Dad Being Infinitely Cooler Than I'll Ever Be (1980)

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

More macho than those Old Spice Ads

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#6

My Dad, Taken For Surfer Magazine. Peru, 1977

My Dad, Taken For Surfer Magazine. Peru, 1977

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Cherie O
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3 years ago

Great pic. The ocean looks like a mirror.

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#7

Late 1960's, My Dad

Late 1960's, My Dad

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Hans
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3 years ago

Barefooted motorbiking hurts.

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#8

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

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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Lana
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3 years ago

Plot twist: she is.

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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

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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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

too many Elevens in that pic.

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#10

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

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

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Krish Malhotra
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3 years ago

yeah he's cool without a doubt.

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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

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

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Random Panda
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3 years ago

Well that's hot.

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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

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

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Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
3 years ago

WOW!!

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#13

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

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

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

looks like Jim Carrey

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#14

My Moms Selfie Before It Was Cool (1989)

My Moms Selfie Before It Was Cool (1989)

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

that smile!

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#15

My Mom And Dad On Their Wedding Day - 1980

My Mom And Dad On Their Wedding Day - 1980

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Scott Johnson
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3 years ago

And the cans are ready to go as they ride away.

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#16

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

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

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Flóra Varga
Community Member
3 years ago

cute puppy

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#17

Mom's 'Garden' 1980's

Mom's 'Garden' 1980's

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Hmmmm......

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#18

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

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

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Picture full of emotions.

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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

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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Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
3 years ago

that is just so awesome

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#20

My Mom Working At Nasa, 1974

My Mom Working At Nasa, 1974

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sunnyrei82
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome. She's definitely cool AF.

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#21

My Mom Skating With A Broken Wrist In The Late 70's

My Mom Skating With A Broken Wrist In The Late 70's

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Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
3 years ago

badass

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#22

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

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

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John L
Community Member
3 years ago

Now that's one authentic 'Sourdough' for you.

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#23

Mom Wasn't The Pilot, But She Was A Tech On The F-4 Phantom Back In The 80's

Mom Wasn't The Pilot, But She Was A Tech On The F-4 Phantom Back In The 80's

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Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
3 years ago

cool AF

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#24

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

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

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John L
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3 years ago

I wonder what your mom looks like now? 😉

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#25

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

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

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

......driving a Renault R4

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#26

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

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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Eyeball
Community Member
3 years ago

Great answer!

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#27

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

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

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Keri
Community Member
3 years ago

I believe you!

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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

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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Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
3 years ago

that dude in the bottom left looks like chris pratt

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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

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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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

That is amazing!

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#30

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

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

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Navy Seal.

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#31

My Cool AF Dad At 19 (1973)

My Cool AF Dad At 19 (1973)

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Cherie O
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3 years ago

Men wore shorter shorts back then...

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#32

My Dad And His Pet Monkey In Vietnam, 1966

My Dad And His Pet Monkey In Vietnam, 1966

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Jay Broderick
Community Member
3 years ago

George Clooney? :)

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#33

My Mom Circa 1986

My Mom Circa 1986

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Scott Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

Dropping a walking bass line.

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#34

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

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

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Ben Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Hottie McHottie

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#35

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

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

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

I see that pun, I respect that pun.

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#36

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

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

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ChubbySquid
Community Member
3 years ago

Your dad is probably the example picture displayed when you search the phrase 'babe magnet' into google.

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#37

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

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

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John L
Community Member
3 years ago

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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#38

My Dear Mom In The 70s With Her German Shepard And Manta

My Dear Mom In The 70s With Her German Shepard And Manta

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Manta manta!

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#39

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

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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John L
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3 years ago

That's one nice looking Vette.

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#40

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

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

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Ben Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Holy crap! Wicked Tuna be jealous

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#41

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

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

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EllieKaan
Community Member
3 years ago

hahaha Interesting...

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#42

My Dad At Marching Band Practice, 1985

My Dad At Marching Band Practice, 1985

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

Eiii mariachiii !

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#43

My Dad Was A Legit Ski Instructor In The 1970's

My Dad Was A Legit Ski Instructor In The 1970's

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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

Borat!

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#44

Apparently My Dad Used To Ride 3 Wheeled Unicycles In Parades

Apparently My Dad Used To Ride 3 Wheeled Unicycles In Parades

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Eyeball
Community Member
3 years ago

Someone has a lot of balance

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#45

My Mom Looking For Her Prom Date 1969

My Mom Looking For Her Prom Date 1969

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Roxane Milko
Community Member
3 years ago

I love her hair!

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#46

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

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

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

Your girlfriend is the daughter of Jet Lee?

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#47

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

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

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

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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#48

My Bad-Ass Mom In 1979

My Bad-Ass Mom In 1979

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Lidee Moril
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow, perfect 70’s revenge exploitation movie poster :)

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#49

My Dad In Northern Montana, 1989

My Dad In Northern Montana, 1989

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Kevin Camp
Community Member
3 years ago

Marlboro Man

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#50

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!

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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Heike
Community Member
3 years ago

"The Real Heroes Are Firefighters, Cops And All Military!" Let's add Teachers, Scientists and Politicians...

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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

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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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

Damn, he was cool!

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#52

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

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

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Kevin Camp
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3 years ago

Felix Lighter I presume.

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#53

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

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

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Lidee Moril
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3 years ago

That kind of oregano that makes you go hmmmmmm :)

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#54

My Dad In Hawaii, Late 1970's

My Dad In Hawaii, Late 1970's

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

He was "the dude".

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#55

My Dad And His Fox Patricia (1987)

My Dad And His Fox Patricia (1987)

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Roberta Scheer
Community Member
3 years ago

so hipster

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#56

My Dad And His Firebird In The 80s

My Dad And His Firebird In The 80s

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Sandra Puente
Community Member
3 years ago

My Uncle Frank had the same car.

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#57

My Dad In 1971

My Dad In 1971

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

looks more like 1871

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#58

My Mom Lounging On A Car (1980's)

My Mom Lounging On A Car (1980's)

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

Glamour shot that works !

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#59

My Dad The Undercover Cop In The 1970's

My Dad The Undercover Cop In The 1970's

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Blue Hippo
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3 years ago

...just blew his cover

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#60

Came Across This Photo Of My Dad In The 70's With His Mustang And I Had To Share It

Came Across This Photo Of My Dad In The 70's With His Mustang And I Had To Share It

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Hans
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3 years ago

There is a thing about most people being barefooted in these shots.

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#61

My Dad When He Was A Surfer Dude Sleeping On The Beach For 3 Weeks With Only A Sleeping Bag, Somewhere In The Southern Europe, 1989

My Dad When He Was A Surfer Dude Sleeping On The Beach For 3 Weeks With Only A Sleeping Bag, Somewhere In The Southern Europe, 1989

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Piet Zwanenburg
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3 years ago

That is a pretty radical board he has there, very cool.

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#62

My Dad Squaring Off With A Cheetah, 1979

My Dad Squaring Off With A Cheetah, 1979

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Charlotte
Community Member
3 years ago

here kitty kitty... Babe, can we keep it?

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#63

My Dad In His 20s

My Dad In His 20s

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Ben Smith
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3 years ago

So...he's a pirate?

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#64

Mom In The 80s

Mom In The 80s

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Trisha Dragon
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3 years ago

Acid washed jeans. Damn I'm glad those finally went the hell away.

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#65

My Dad, Kicking Back With A Cup Of Coffee, 1988

My Dad, Kicking Back With A Cup Of Coffee, 1988

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Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
3 years ago

very handsome

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#66

My Mother, 1968

My Mother, 1968

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John L
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3 years ago

Tom Sawyer would have been proud. :D

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#67

My Mom When Se Was 20 At The End Of 60's

My Mom When Se Was 20 At The End Of 60's

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Susan Gardner
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3 years ago

Fabulous!

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#68

Dad In '80s, Italy

Dad In '80s, Italy

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CHRISTIE WAGNER
Community Member
3 years ago

O la vittoria, o tutti accoppati

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#69

My Cool Mom With Her Firebird. Sometime Around Early 80's

My Cool Mom With Her Firebird. Sometime Around Early 80's

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John L
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3 years ago

Was she into Burt Reynolds too? :D

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#70

My Mother At The Weiser, Idaho Fiddle Festival, 1973

My Mother At The Weiser, Idaho Fiddle Festival, 1973

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