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29 Vintage Photos Of Grandparents Who Are Cooler Than We'll Ever Be

Because everyone loves a good black & white picture.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share with us the most badass picture they had of their grandparents, and surely they delivered. Don't be surprised when you suddenly burst into tears. Enjoy lol!


"This is my great grandpa dressed in drag in 1926. The reverse reads, 'Paul L (dressed as a girl) on the way to the University of Wisconsin prom. He weighed 200 and his escort weighed 110 and was 5 ft. tall. They won first prize.'”



"My grandpa showing his “flexibility.” He actually had a prosthetic leg. It never stopped him from doing anything he wanted, though! We used to sit on his lap and knock on his leg until he’d make a Donald Duck noise to startle us! We loved it."




"This is a picture of my grandparents at the county fair the summer before they got married. This year they will be married for 63 years! Grandpa still calls my grandma “sexy” every time I see them together. They are the perfect example of true love!"




"My papaw Charley, who served in Vietnam from 1968–1971. He served as a door gunner during his time there and is the best, most badass guy that will ever walk the earth. We’re best friends and I love him to pieces!"



"I’m cheating a little in that this is my mom, not my grandma. But I’m 42 and she’s 72, so she could be a grandma if my sister or I would have kids like she’s asked. She’s in her late 20s in this photo."



"This is my Oma and Uroma hiking in the Alps. My Oma was born in Bavaria during the Depression and WWII. She never failed to find the adventure in life through everything, no matter how dangerous it was to go on that adventure!"




"My pop-pop & grandma in 1951 on New Year’s Eve in NYC. They are the couple on the left side. My grandma always swore that she never went out to clubs or drank but this is proof that she did. She got rid of a lot of older photos after my grandpa passed in 2003 but I rescued this one along with a few more cool shots of them when they were younger."



"My grandpa with his first wife drinking with friends in the side of the road. He’s the one with the glasses. When we moved at one point we found a bunch of really crazy pictures of him from before he married my grandma. Some of these include pictures of his unit with the Seabees in WWII playing with Japanese swords."




"This is my grandmother, my grandfather, and the butt of grandma's dog.

My grandpa was born into a rich family in Finland but came to Sweden one summer because he felt no one should be the boss when you’ve never been working “on the floors.”

Sweden and Finland weren’t on the friendliest terms during this time ('50s) but they met at a local dancing place and the rest is history.

This photo, to me, is pure love." —juliaabeille


"This is my grandma and step grandpa. They had a very unique relationship. They are 16 years apart in age. She married him when he was 18 and she was in her thirties with three children. She passed away two years ago and he told me, 'When I met her I knew, I would never date any other women.' They were married for 39 years and they were completely in love. It was beautiful."



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