30 Times People Realized Their Grandparents Were Cooler Than Them

Sometimes it's hard to believe that our grandparents were once our age: carefree youngsters fooling around, falling in love, dreaming, and creating their own life story. However, back in those days, many of our grandparents were much cooler and daring than us.

We at Bright Side compiled a list of 30 photos, thanks to which the younger generation learned a bit more about their family and took a lot of pride in their ancestors.

And don't miss our bonus point at the end of the article, which proves that a love of music is rooted in our genes.

30. "My grandfather the day before he shipped out with the Marines in 1941."

29. "My great-grandfather was a Chief." (1970)

28. "Ernest Hemingway and my grandmother." (1952)

27. "My grandparents wearing each other's clothes." (1943)

26. "My grandmother modeling for Volvo." (1959)

25. "My great-grandfather gave Einstein violin lessons."

24. "Found a bunch of my grandfather's photos! He's going to be 98 this year and still rides his exercise bike daily."

23. "My grandfather with my dad." (1963)

22. "My grandmother (left) kissing Louis Armstrong."

21. "Мy grandmother in 1978."

20. "My grandfather after winning 1st place in the beard contest in 1954. The hat was his prize."

19. "My grandmother was a pilot during WW2." (1944)

18. "My grandfather surveying in Alaska in 1950. He was a cartographer."

17. "My grandfather exiting his plane after getting shot down."

16. "My great-grandfather was the lead engineer on the New York World Trade Center project."

15. "My grandmother in front of her plane and with her favorite lion." (1947)

14. "My granny on the wing of the plane."

13. "My great-great-grandfather. This is the coolest old photo I've ever seen."

12. "My great-grandfather showing off one of the horses he trained for World War 1." (1922)

11. "Grandma sent me a picture of my grandpa at my age."

10. "My grandfather played for the Blackhawks." (1935)

9. "My grandmother in the 1940s."

8. "My grandfather punching Muhammad Ali."

7. "My grandfather in 1958 with his new haircut and 6 squirrels."

6. "My grandma posing with her corgis." (1970s)

5. "My grandfather's swan dive." (1930)

4. My grandfather was into cosplay before it was "the thing to do."

3. "My grandfather was a sailor and boat-builder." (1970)

2. "My friend's grandparents, California, 1940s."

1. "If I could only be half as badass as my grandfather this Memorial Day." (1960)

Bonus: "My grandfather, my father, myself, and my son."

And what will your grandchildren discover about you? What will you never confess to them? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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