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 PiQueen 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.
51 My grandfather being badass 52 My grandfather, the magician (1940s) 53 The world needs to see this picture of my grandfather waterskiing 54 My great grandfather and his horse in Germany during ww1 55 My 94-year-old grandma smoking a cigarette in the 1940s 56 My grandma died this past week and I found this picture of her. I think its pretty sweet 57 A portrait of my grandmother, 1970 - Iran 58 My grandpa looking devilishly handsome in the '40s 59 My grandmother demonstrating the three-point belt as a model for Volvo in 1959 60 My grandparents in the 70’s just after moving to the states from South Korea 61 My grandpa in the ‘60s looking like he walked out of a Ray-Bans ad 62 My friend's grandparents, California 1940s 63 My grandfather and his bass guitar, 1967 64 My grandmother as a teenager, posing on a motorcycle- 1960’s 65 A photo of herself that my grandmother sent to my grandfather when he was away at war, 1943 66 My grandmother modeling a Christian Dior wedding gown in the 1940s 67 My wonderful grandmother turns 101 today. Her memories of dancing with Mikhail Fokine’s company in the 1930s are some of her best. Here she is in the lead-up to those years (c. 1933) 68 My grandmother looking like a real-life Disney princess 1955 69 Found this gem of my grandma being cute as a button circa the 1940s. She was a factory worker in Detroit during the war 70 My great grandfather showing off one of the horses he trained for World War 1 - Petawawa, ~1922 71 1935 - my grandfather in Sydney, smiling after being released from prison for being an illegal immigrant from Sweden 72 My grandpa wrestling a bear, drunk, and losing. Circa 1961 73 My grandpa looking suave in the 1940s 74 My grandpa, rolling hard through Germany near the end of World War II. The picture is from the 1940s 75 My grandmother during WWII. She is around 16 years old here