31 Cool People From Older Generations

“My great-grandmother graduated in 1900 with a degree in physics.”

“My grandparents in the ’70s, the first Hispanic firefighter and policewoman in Fort Worth, TX.”

“My grandmother in the local newspaper (1983)”

“My grandpa Ron was a signalman in WWII for the Australian Navy in 1943 at age 18. He is now 96 and participated in his local Anzac Parade in NSW last month.”

“Around 1925. Here’s my dad and grandmother looking like a scene from an old movie.”


“I doubt I will ever be as cool as my uncle in 1990.”

“My Dad and 2 of his brothers before a race. Taken in People’s Park, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland in the ’80s.”

“My wife’s grandmother performed with the Ziegfeld Follies in 1928-1929.”

“My grandma, Gaza, 1960s. She was a well-known radio host and used to receive marriage proposals in the mail.”

“My aunt as the lead singer of her band in the ’90s”


“My grandfather in the early 1950s after surviving Auschwitz, getting married to a Red Cross nurse, emigrating to the US, and having his first of four children.”

“My mom on vacation in Amsterdam after she broke off her engagement in 1971”

“My Pops finally beating Super Mario Bros. on Christmas night, 1988”

“1950s — My grandma loved to sing. You can spot my grandpa fawning over her!”

“I found this old DIA of my dad drifting down the Yukon River on a self-built raft in 1982. Now I am jealous…”

“My mum posing on her first car in 1969 at age 17”

“My grandma on her wedding day, 1971”

“My mother made us matching dresses for a fancy party back in 1954.”

“My mom on her wedding day in 1951”

“Great-grandfather and his bike, circa 1910”

“Mom and dad in 1970 next to their $100 car”

“My mom and aunts playing dress up on the porch, 1950s.”

“My grandmother Georgina, circa 1945”

“My wife’s great-grandfather fresh off the boat from Denmark, 1920”

“My late grandfather after his first solo flight, circa 1949”

“My parents at a school dance in 1968”

“Great aunt, stunning and cool in the 1940s.”

“My dad took this photo of my mom on their first date. It’s from the mirror of their old car.”

“My dad at age 17, taken in 1946”

“My aunt in 1969”

“My stunning mom, age 18, in rural Ukraine with a parachute pack on her back about to take her first jump.”

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