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24 Photos That Prove Our Grandparents Were Cooler Than Us


Happy Halloween, everyone! Instead of binging on candy and trying to find a costume that doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars, I think we should celebrate by freaking ourselves out with just how cool our grandparents used to be.

Now, before we get started let’s all take a moment to bless Reddit for coming up with the OldSchoolCool forum. The forum has been a dumping ground for years where people could upload photos of celebrities from back in the day, their parents, or their grandparents being amazing. Some of these users’ grandfathers were spies, some of them shot themselves into space, and some were just plain awesome doing everyday things, which I think is something worth celebrating.

So, just grab some snacks and relish in the fact that you come from a pretty bomb family.

1. This user uploaded a photo of their grandmother “smoking her cigarette on the farm. Wearing pants and doing whatever the hell she wanted” in 1938. Not only does her outfit look like something you would find on the typical millennial of today but her dead-serious look into the camera convinces me that she was probably the biggest badass in town.

2. This photo was uploaded under the title of “My favorite picture of my grandparents,” which was taken in the early 1950s. I’m sorry. Can we all just relish in the fact that these two are super attractive? They might be grandparents now but they were two beauts all the way from back in the 50s.

3. Speaking of beauts, this user knew Reddit was loving their grandfather, which is why they uploaded another. “Since you all liked that last picture of my grandpa, I thought I’d share another. This is him with my grandma and uncle also in the 1950s. Dude never took a bad picture,” they said of the photo. You just know this grandfather was the kind of cool dude who would beat anyone at poker and smoke cigars at formal parties.

4. Everyone, feast your eyes on “my stud of a grandpa in his official NASA photo, 1965” because if that doesn’t scream cooler than you, I don’t know what does. The closest we’ll come to taking photos like this is if our grandkids find pictures of us at a science center or something. But you need to do something cool like this user’s grandfather.

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