19 Photos That Prove Our Grannies Were a New Level of Awesome

Some may think our grandparents had a pretty boring life, probably because they didn’t have the Internet, social media, smartphones, or other cool stuff we enjoy today. But in all honesty, they were actually super cool people who did unbelievable things, like become a teen pilot or a code girl during the world war.

1. “My grandma after learning to fly in 1949 or 1950 — she was around 19 years old in this photo.”

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2. “My biker grandma sometime during the ’60s”

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3. “My grandmother was a code girl during WWII. It was her best-kept secret until 2017.”

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4. “My grandma was the Underwood Typewriter girl (1945). She got her hands on one recently and took it for a spin.”

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5. “Here’s my grandma being a meme innovator in Oklahoma in the 1940’s!”

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6. “My grandmother was the first woman to change the female meter maid uniform in the 1960’s.”

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7. “My grandmother was in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1942.”

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8. “My totally ripped great-grandmother in the circus 1950’s.”

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9. “My wonderful grandma, Lola, in the Marines, 1954”

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10. “My grandmother and Elvis in the 1950s”

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11. “My Mexican grandma in the 1950s — she was part of the Aeromexico flying crew.”

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12. “My grandma in her senior year of high school, 1971”

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13. “My grandma (17) interviewing Frank Sinatra for her high school newspaper, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1952”

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14. “My Japanese grandma back when she was a flight attendant, 1960”

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15. “My grandmother in her hippie days (in the ’70s)”

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16. “My grandma with John Travolta in the ’70s”

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17. “My grandma and the tuna she caught, 1956”

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18. “My grandma driving a tractor in a parade, 1949”

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19. “My grandma (third from the left) and her girls’ high school basketball team, 1915”

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