Some think the elderly lead a boring life, playing bingo all the time, but these people couldn't be further from the truth. To crush the negative stereotypes about the senior citizens, Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the funniest times grandparents surprised everyone around them.

From creating a DIY butter dish to providing the birds with materials for their nests, these unforgettable moments prove that the grey-haired folks are capable of much more than sitting around all day, looking for their glasses. Scroll down to catch a glimpse of how interesting your life would look like if you visited your grandparents more often and vote for your favorite pics!

#1

Neighbours Claim The Speeding Problem On Their Street Has Been Solved After This Grandma Started Using Her Hair Dryer

Neighbours Claim The Speeding Problem On Their Street Has Been Solved After This Grandma Started Using Her Hair Dryer

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3 years ago

If it works....

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#2

ATM Security Level: Grandma

ATM Security Level: Grandma

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Nicola Morley
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3 years ago

I wish my bank gave me these perks, where do i go to switch?

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#3

So It Was My Grandma's 69th Birthday, I Thought You Might Enjoy The Cake She Made

So It Was My Grandma's 69th Birthday, I Thought You Might Enjoy The Cake She Made

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Jeeves
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3 years ago

She's 69 and she made that? Wow. Wow. Wow. Well done Grandma!

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#4

Grandma Put A Magazine Cut Out Of Leonardo DiCaprio Over Her Late (Not So Nice) Husband's Face. The 80+ Year Old's Version Of Photoshop

Grandma Put A Magazine Cut Out Of Leonardo DiCaprio Over Her Late (Not So Nice) Husband's Face. The 80+ Year Old's Version Of Photoshop

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Bored Phoenix
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3 years ago

It's cool she found a face that fits!

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#5

My Grandma Got Bit By A Pelican On The Pier And Then Began To Scold It

My Grandma Got Bit By A Pelican On The Pier And Then Began To Scold It

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3 years ago

"Yes Ma' am...I won' t do it again....Yes Ma' am..."

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#6

Found On A Grandma's Camera After A New Year's Cruise

Found On A Grandma's Camera After A New Year's Cruise

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3 years ago

When you grandma have a better party than you... *crying in the corner*/

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#7

My Grandparents Were Waiting For Each Other At The Mall

My Grandparents Were Waiting For Each Other At The Mall

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Jeeves
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3 years ago

This is totally something my grandparents would do 😂

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#8

My Grandma Posted This On Facebook This Morning

My Grandma Posted This On Facebook This Morning

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Catherine Marshall
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3 years ago

Too funny

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#9

My Friend Had A Medieval Themed Wedding And Her Grandpa Showed Up Like This

My Friend Had A Medieval Themed Wedding And Her Grandpa Showed Up Like This

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Every day is Caturday 4.0
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3 years ago

YES

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#10

Prankmaster Grandma

Prankmaster Grandma

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Belle_Panda
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3 years ago

This made me lol 😂

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#11

My Friend Posted A Picture Of Her Grandparents On Thanksgiving, It Definitely Needed More Exposure. Cheers To Being This Cool When I'm Old

My Friend Posted A Picture Of Her Grandparents On Thanksgiving, It Definitely Needed More Exposure. Cheers To Being This Cool When I'm Old

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Molly Block
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3 years ago

Why isn't this photo more popular?

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#12

I Left My Pajamas At Home But My Grandma Said She Had Something I Could Wear And Then She Brought Back This

I Left My Pajamas At Home But My Grandma Said She Had Something I Could Wear And Then She Brought Back This

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Catherine Marshall
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3 years ago

And you wore it!

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#13

Grandma’s Butter Dish

Grandma’s Butter Dish

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Jeeves
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3 years ago

Her butter dish is single-handly more high-tech than my grandma's entire household.

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#14

I'm Going To Hell But She Looks Like The Grandmother From Tweety, Right?

I'm Going To Hell But She Looks Like The Grandmother From Tweety, Right?

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Elise
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3 years ago

cosplay time

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#15

My Friend's Grandma Commented On Her Status

My Friend's Grandma Commented On Her Status

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Jeeves
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3 years ago

Well done Grandma!!

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#16

My Best Friend's Grandma (83-Year-Old) Made Herself A Profile In Facebook Today. This Is Her Profile Picture

My Best Friend's Grandma (83-Year-Old) Made Herself A Profile In Facebook Today. This Is Her Profile Picture

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Sandevil Sandh
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3 years ago

cool grandma.. :D

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#17

Getting My Grandma A Camera Phone Was The Best Decision I Ever Made. The Cat Might Disagree

Getting My Grandma A Camera Phone Was The Best Decision I Ever Made. The Cat Might Disagree

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

While showing your birthday message, cat is already drafting your eulogy in mind...

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#18

Came Back From Work And Found Out Grandma Patched Up My Distressed Jeans. I Can't Stop Laughing, Lol

Came Back From Work And Found Out Grandma Patched Up My Distressed Jeans. I Can't Stop Laughing, Lol

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Bored Phoenix
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3 years ago

They can't stand the rips. Geddit?

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#19

My Grandmother Pins Cat Hair To Trees So Birds Can Make Luxury Nests. So Damn Thoughtful

My Grandmother Pins Cat Hair To Trees So Birds Can Make Luxury Nests. So Damn Thoughtful

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Pamela24
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3 years ago

Wow, I wonder if they actually take them and use them! :O

Alia Gail
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3 years ago

They do! i literally have a bucket full of dog+cat hair near my bird feeder that gets emptied every day during spring. What a long comment speaking of critter fur...

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Crystal Hickman
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3 years ago

That's genius! When my mom was still alive she used to put cloth ribbons in the yard and on branches of the trees so the birds would use them in their nests. She said every living thing deserved to have pretty things. Lol! I wish I had pictures of the nests that were built in the tree of our front yard cause they were fabulous! Not a day goes by that I don't miss her.

Trish LaValley
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3 years ago

Hugs

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Troux
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3 years ago

Baby bird: That 4-legged animal smells just like home! I'll go make friends...

Blue Cicada
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3 years ago

That's what _I_ was thinking!!!

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Blue Cicada
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3 years ago

I toss out clumps of dryer lint by the bird feeders and gathering places.

Elizabeth Butler
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3 years ago

dryer lint is actually bad for the birds because it holds moisture

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Molly Block
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3 years ago

Now that's the epitome of recycling at it's best!!!! I love it!

Debbie Andersson
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3 years ago

...Totaly going to do that when my cat starts shedding.

Bored Fox
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3 years ago

This also works with human hair. One of my relatives used to cut the hair of other people (he was not a barber or a hairdresser but was still a quite good at cutting hair) and then he left the cut hair outside so the birds and squirrels could take them to make nests.

Lillukka79
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3 years ago

Once I cut my hair and the tits took it. That year I had ten tits following me and standing on my head like I was the bloody snowhite!

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Bored Phoenix
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3 years ago

Catnest

Anita Rapp
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3 years ago

I didn't pin it, but I always threw the fluff outdoors for the birds.

Melody Lanzatella
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3 years ago

IRONY! (they line their nests with the hair of their arch-enemies!)

Varga Mariann
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3 years ago

Little birds usually collect my alaskan malamute's undercoat after combing. It's soooo soft and fluffy. :)

Magpie
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3 years ago

A friend used that hair to knit. You need to spin it with something else though , can 't remember if it was sheep or goat.

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Victor Calamity
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3 years ago

Pinterest-level thinking, there

Naeemah Seals
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3 years ago

Genius!

CBN2143
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3 years ago

Luxury. Love it!

Elise
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3 years ago

nature friendly

Every day is Caturday 4.0
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3 years ago

That is my kind of grandma!

Catherine Edward
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3 years ago

I didn't know this. This is really a great idea. I will do this from now.

Sykz
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3 years ago

Genius!!

Cathy Amshoff
Community Member
3 years ago

They do use the hair. Put some single strands of yarn in trees and you will see them in their nests.

Pearl Sapirstein
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3 years ago

They love my bunnies hair! I swear he's part angora, but as I don't use it, the birds and squirrels get to :)

Raven Mystique
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3 years ago

I'm not even close to a 'Grandma" Yet but, My 3 Dogs lose soooooooo MUCH Hair, instead of tossing it in the trash, I spread it out on the trees on my property, for the Birds, Squirrels, etc. It's so cold right now where we live, I always figure that: "Why Not?" It's usually gone within a few hours & if it helps keep some 'babies or Animal Family warm, cosy & snug during the winter; that makes me feel great! :)

Gillian Black
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3 years ago

i should say they do I use sheep wool and it goes into nice warm nests

layne
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3 years ago

ahh, brilliant & beautiful too what a fantastic, giving nature & mind

Kwj
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3 years ago

I did this with my former german shepard, whenever i brushed her, i took all of the hair and put it up in a tree for the birds to cope with the Cold Scandinavian weather.

Daphne Wilson
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3 years ago

Sweet. Dryer lint works well too.

Linda Christian
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3 years ago

Yes birds do take and use cat hair.

Simon White
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3 years ago

I do a similar thing with the hair (tons of hair) from my golden retriever, our birds must have the cosiest nests in Ireland

Shona Coull ?
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3 years ago

We do that with dog hair

Sarah Rachel
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3 years ago

I'm sure they do, I've watched them spend minutes picking my dog's fur out from between the fibers of our backdoor coir doormat. Yeah, they love fur for their nests.

Sue Brewster
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3 years ago

I do that with my dogs fur, the blue tits collect it for their nests every year

Moe
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3 years ago

Awww yay

Paul Punzer
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10 months ago

thats cool

Colleen Garland
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10 months ago

Dryer lint is good too, squirrels love it for winter nests.

Judy Stroud
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2 years ago

great idea!

Darryl Kerrigan
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3 years ago

Cigarette butts can be made into bird nests. And all the toxins in them protect the birds young from insects...

Eleanor Gray-Coe
Community Member
3 years ago

Good Idea!

Kimberly Michelle
Community Member
3 years ago

They like lint from the dryer, I also cut up socks with holes and set that out..it gets cold in Michigan .

Haleema
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3 years ago

Wow

Andrew Gibb
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3 years ago

I love the irony

Ann Declercq
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3 years ago

<3

Tzuls
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3 years ago

This is great!

Irene Carlyle
Community Member
3 years ago

great idea! will do this come Spring!!

Heathen Samm
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3 years ago

used to do that with dog fur. Wouldn't cat (serious bird predator) fur make the birds nervous when they sat in the nest?

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

What a great idea! Maybe I should do this too come spring.

Wendy J Shores
Community Member
3 years ago

Hmmm with a Bernese Mountain dog and 4 rescue cats, this gives me such a great thing to do with all of that hair!!! Brilliant! I bet the birds love her lol

Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes, they do!

Pam Falcioni
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3 years ago

I love this so damned much.

Lisa Marie Havener
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3 years ago

That is an awesome Idea

Linda Kvamme Cirocco
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3 years ago

What a great idea!

Barbara Baxendale
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3 years ago

I do that with my cat's fur, makes lovely warm nests !!

LadyAna
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3 years ago

Wow.

Sharleen Wyatt-Irvine
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3 years ago

What a kewl idea

John Bennick
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3 years ago

She should just leave 'em a couple bucks so they can get a room at a motel.

Lisa Shaw
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3 years ago

I do this with leftover yarn ends, the birds nests are quite colourful in my area!

Valerie Page
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3 years ago

Doesn't everyone? .... but then .... I'm a granny

Susanna
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3 years ago

OR the cat hair just acts like bait! And the cats use it to lure in their prey!!!

Susan Gardner
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3 years ago

What an awesome idea!

ptm45
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3 years ago

They might not like the predator smell

Melissa Nunya
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3 years ago

We used to do similar. Brush cat and dog and then tuck the hair along the fence and watch the birds "steal" it :)

Katie Smith
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3 years ago

That's so sweet!

Sharon Ewing
Community Member
3 years ago

That's sweet .

Pamula Furness
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3 years ago

works with human hair, too. And yes, they DO use it.

Elisa Gervasoni
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3 years ago

Awww what a sweet lady! <3

Erika Jones
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3 years ago

That is extremely strange, but why not? LOL

AliceMattia AliMatty
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3 years ago

What if they give the birds allergic

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#20

My Husband's Grandma. The Resemblance Is Uncanny

My Husband's Grandma. The Resemblance Is Uncanny

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Elise
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3 years ago

woah~ add the dog will be perfect ....

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#21

My Grandpa Had An Amazing Sense Of Humor

My Grandpa Had An Amazing Sense Of Humor

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KyotoRain
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3 years ago

took me a full minute to see it. for those who don't see it, the horizontal view reveals the word "bullshit" (with the word being mirrored at the bottom).

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#22

My Grandma Thinks This Might Be Her Last Year, So This Is The Photo We Took At Christmas Dinner (We Are Not Religious)

My Grandma Thinks This Might Be Her Last Year, So This Is The Photo We Took At Christmas Dinner (We Are Not Religious)

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Crystal Hickman
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3 years ago

I hope it's not her last year cause she's funny as hell!

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#23

My Grandma With Alzheimer's At My Wedding. She Asked - "Where's The Body?"

My Grandma With Alzheimer's At My Wedding. She Asked - "Where's The Body?"

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Blue Cicada
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3 years ago

I still confuse the words "wedding" and "funeral". Hey, people are dressed up, there's a church service, people are crying, and then we eat some food.

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#24

Princess Leia And R2D2 (My Grandpa's Costume)

Princess Leia And R2D2 (My Grandpa's Costume)

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Debbie Palmer
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3 years ago

Love this.

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#25

Grandpa Does Not Want To Be In Painting Class

Grandpa Does Not Want To Be In Painting Class

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Nash Nopper
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3 years ago

badass :)

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#26

My Grandpa Keeps A Detailed Record Of All Maintenance On His Car In This Memo Book. This Was His Last Entry:

My Grandpa Keeps A Detailed Record Of All Maintenance On His Car In This Memo Book. This Was His Last Entry:

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Stille20
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3 years ago

Too funny!

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#27

My Italian Grandma Came In Town. This Is Her Suitcase

My Italian Grandma Came In Town. This Is Her Suitcase

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3 years ago

una nonna italiana tipica :-)

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#28

My Granny Knitted A Sombrero For My Hamster

My Granny Knitted A Sombrero For My Hamster

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Blue Cicada
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3 years ago

That's adorable.

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#29

My Grandma Has Had This "Decorative Rock" On Her Table For 8 Years. I Don't Have The Heart To Tell Her

My Grandma Has Had This "Decorative Rock" On Her Table For 8 Years. I Don't Have The Heart To Tell Her

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Alex K
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3 years ago

i dont even know what that is

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#30

My Grandma Thought This Was A Cross So She Hung It Up. I Decided Not To Correct Her

My Grandma Thought This Was A Cross So She Hung It Up. I Decided Not To Correct Her

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Bored Phoenix
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3 years ago

She might be cross with you if you tell her!

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#31

This Has To Be My Favorite Picture Of My Grandpa. Well And Technically My Grandma Too

This Has To Be My Favorite Picture Of My Grandpa. Well And Technically My Grandma Too

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3 years ago

Thank god it wasn't a hoe :P

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#32

When Grandpa Discovered Facebook

When Grandpa Discovered Facebook

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Jeeves
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3 years ago

He knows the trends and wears them best!

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#33

When My Grandma Died I Found This In Her Room, I Laughed So Hard And I Made Me Much More Happy

When My Grandma Died I Found This In Her Room, I Laughed So Hard And I Made Me Much More Happy

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Elise
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3 years ago

hahaha .. i'll do it

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#34

I Ordered A Wonder Woman Costume Online. It Was A Little Big For Me When It Arrived And My Grandmother Said She Wanted To Try It On. This Is The Fabulous Result

I Ordered A Wonder Woman Costume Online. It Was A Little Big For Me When It Arrived And My Grandmother Said She Wanted To Try It On. This Is The Fabulous Result

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Samantha Bing
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3 years ago

Fits her perfectly

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#35

So This Is What Happens When Grandma Watches My Son And She Has An Abundance Of Wigs Lying Around From Her Cancer Treatments

So This Is What Happens When Grandma Watches My Son And She Has An Abundance Of Wigs Lying Around From Her Cancer Treatments

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Victor Calamity
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3 years ago

"Party on, Wayne!"

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#36

Found This Hidden Behind Some Jars In My Widowed, 86-Years-Old Grandma's Kitchen. I Guess We All Have Our Dirty Little Secrets

Found This Hidden Behind Some Jars In My Widowed, 86-Years-Old Grandma's Kitchen. I Guess We All Have Our Dirty Little Secrets

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Elise
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3 years ago

grandma's secret crush

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#37

Grandma Tried To Record The Halftime Show

Grandma Tried To Record The Halftime Show

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Elise
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3 years ago

praise that man

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#38

Three Broken Ribs Yet Grandma Still Knows How To Keep Her Spirits Up During Hard Times

Three Broken Ribs Yet Grandma Still Knows How To Keep Her Spirits Up During Hard Times

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Victor Calamity
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3 years ago

"Uh, Doctor? Could you dial back the morphine...?"

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#39

My Grandfather Used To Brag About All The Pool Parties He Went To At His Friend's Backyard Pool. Just Found An Old Photo That Revealed This Was The Pool

My Grandfather Used To Brag About All The Pool Parties He Went To At His Friend's Backyard Pool. Just Found An Old Photo That Revealed This Was The Pool

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김지수
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3 years ago

They were having a good time, and that's what truly matters lol

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#40

Grandma Enjoying The Baseball Game

Grandma Enjoying The Baseball Game

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Elise
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3 years ago

OMG Grandma! hope your husband didn't see this

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#41

My Grandma Is Moving And Spent 30 Plus Hours Making A Scaled Version Of Her New Room And Furniture (Accurate To The Inch). The Actual Move Took 1/10th That Time

My Grandma Is Moving And Spent 30 Plus Hours Making A Scaled Version Of Her New Room And Furniture (Accurate To The Inch). The Actual Move Took 1/10th That Time

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Audra Bulut
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3 years ago

of course the move took 1/10th the time, because she already knew where everything would fit perfectly you didn't have to rearrange the room 10 times lol

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#42

I Found Batman Glasses And Forgot I Left Them In My Grandpa's Car. He Sent Me This Picture

I Found Batman Glasses And Forgot I Left Them In My Grandpa's Car. He Sent Me This Picture

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Pat Hege
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3 years ago

Cool

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#43

My Grandfather And His Friends Recently Got iPhones

My Grandfather And His Friends Recently Got iPhones

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Ana
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3 years ago

the look on his face hahaha

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#44

Grandma Level: 50

Grandma Level: 50

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Belle_Panda
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3 years ago

I like this!

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#45

So I Visited My Grandparents Yesterday

So I Visited My Grandparents Yesterday

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Raquel Leal
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3 years ago

I wonder which the Jehovah's Witness will push...

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#46

Strangest Party I've Ever Been To. Happy 80th, Grandma!

Strangest Party I've Ever Been To. Happy 80th, Grandma!

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Victor Calamity
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3 years ago

"Uh, I'll have what SHE's having!"

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#47

My SO's Grandma Doesn't Seem To Like Swear Words In Books

My SO's Grandma Doesn't Seem To Like Swear Words In Books

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Bored Phoenix
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3 years ago

She missed *sshole

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#48

Troll Level: Grandpa

Troll Level: Grandpa

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Char Char
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3 years ago

Oh, poor you. That's hilarious!

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#49

Grandpa Eugene Had Professional Pictures Taken Of Himself For His Christmas Cards

Grandpa Eugene Had Professional Pictures Taken Of Himself For His Christmas Cards

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CBN2143
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3 years ago

Oh Eugene, this is so cute!

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#50

Grandpa's Got The Moves

Grandpa's Got The Moves

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Natasha Forchione
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3 years ago

Loved this!!!

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