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Admit It: We'll Never Be As Cool As These Grandparents In Their Prime

My parents have a vacation house and sometimes they invite me and my friends up there. By the end of the weekend my friends always end up liking my parents more than they like me and, honestly, I get it. My parents are nice people with lots of cool toys. My favorite activity is naps. 

Quite frankly, it is liberating to know that I'll never achieve that level of coolness. I mean, sure, I could work on it, but then when would I have time for naps? You have to keep your priorities straight, you know? 

I just hope we all someday learn that we've all already achieved our maximum level of coolness and that we'll never be as cool as our parents or grandparents. If you doubt me, take a look at these pictures and tell me you'll be able to achieve this level of coolness. 

Someone's grandpa know how to party.
My Grandfather during a trip to Dublin, 1960s from OldSchoolCool
She doesn't want to hear about how rough your job is.
My great grandmother, working as a welder during WWII from OldSchoolCool
Is it okay to be attracted to your young grandparents?
My grandparents in 1960, on a date. My favorite picture. from OldSchoolCool
I hope these two kids make it.
My grandparents on their second date in 1955 from OldSchoolCool
Grandma was a pinup.
My grandma in the dutch dunes, summer 1954 from OldSchoolCool
My great grandma having some fun in the 1940's. from OldSchoolCool
So, that's how seat belts work.
My grandmother demonstrating the Three-point belt as a model for Volvo in 1959 from OldSchoolCool
What a time to be alive!
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Rosie's got nothing on you!
World War 2 Welder 1945 from OldSchoolCool
This is quite the tea party.
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She's on break!
My grandma smoking her cigarette on the farm. Wearing pants and doing whatever the hell she wanted. 1938 from OldSchoolCool
I hear that dog is still around...
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So, you admit your mom was hot!
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This kid just met his hero.
A kid's reaction when he meets Andre the Giant (1970's) from OldSchoolCool
There's a happy tree in the background.
My Mom and Bob Ross during an event in Central Park, NYC in 1989 from OldSchoolCool
Babies sure have gotten less scary...
My mom's baby picture from the time when photo flashes were small combustion explosions (1922) from OldSchoolCool
This was the peak of masculinity.
My dad in Northern Montana 1989 from OldSchoolCool
This is how we used to feed all cats.
Cats drinking fresh milk on the farm, 1954. from OldSchoolCool
Only slightly not a reflection.
My Dad and Uncle at their joint wedding. 1970's from OldSchoolCool
Sneezing in the 1800's.
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Cool guy.
My step-dad is convinced he was the coolest guy in the 80's from OldSchoolCool
Ugh. The news. Amiright?
Dad and I reading the paper. 1990 from OldSchoolCool
Eat it, boys!
My mom winning the pie eating contest by beating all the boys. ~1950 from OldSchoolCool
Just a man and his horses.
One of the last cowboys of the dying old west chilling in Bonham, Texas in 1910 [Colorized] from OldSchoolCool
And you think you are too good to go to work with a smile on your face.
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Look out. We got a class clown over here.
My dads high school ID: circa 1990 from OldSchoolCool
So long, losers!
A skateboarder in Central Park, 1960. from OldSchoolCool
I couldn't even do this sober.
48 beers and a unicycle. My dad in the early 80s. from OldSchoolCool
Not even the Berlin Wall could keep them apart.
Sneaking a kiss through the Berlin Wall, 1980's from OldSchoolCool
How come dogs don't like banjos anymore?
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Your dad is time traveler... and Matt Damon.
My parents Wedding day, February 1961. I think Dad looks like Matt Damon...... from OldSchoolCool
I'm intimated.
Two Armenian women pose with their rifles before going to war against the Ottomans [1895] from OldSchoolCool
Cold feet are as old as time.
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Oh, hi ladies. You just caught me in the middle of carrying three puppies.
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Why does an 11-year-old need a car? I guess it was just a product of the times.
My Dad's first car, a 1939 Ford. He bought it with his own money that he earned farming (and drove it daily). He was 11 when he bought it, so this photo was taken in 1948. from OldSchoolCool
Who's ready to kill some Nazis?
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You'll never dance as well as them.
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1950 - a soldier leans out of a train window to kiss a girl from OldSchoolCool