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


Some people believe our grandparents’ lives were dull because they didn’t have access to the Internet, social media, smartphones, or other modern conveniences. But, in all honesty, they were super cool people who accomplished incredible feats such as being a teen pilot or a code girl during WWII.

1. “This is my grandmother after she learned to fly in 1949 or 1950, when she was about 19 years old.”

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2. “Sometime in the 1960s, my biker grandmother”

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3. “During WWII, my grandmother worked as a code girl. Until 2017, it was her best-kept secret.”

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4. “My grandmother was the Underwood Typewriter girl,” says my grandmother (1945). She recently got her hands on one and took it for a test drive.”

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5. “Look at my grandmother, she was a meme pioneer in Oklahoma in the 1940s!”

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6. “In the 1960s, my grandmother was the first woman to reform the female metre maid uniform.”

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7. “In 1942, my grandmother served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC).”

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8. “In the circus in the 1950s, my utterly torn great-grandmother.”

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9. “Lola, my great grandmother, in the Marines, 1954.”

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

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11. “In the 1950s, my Mexican grandmother was a member 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. “In Honolulu, Hawaii, 1952, my grandmother (17) interviewed Frank Sinatra for her high school newspaper.”

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14. “My Japanese grandmother in 1960, when she worked as a flight attendant”

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

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16. “My grandmother in the 1970s with John Travolta”

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

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18. “My grandmother in a procession with a truck, 1949”

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19. “My grandmother (third from left) with her high school girls’ basketball team, 1915”

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20. “One of America’s first foreign flight air hostesses, 1938,” says my grandmother.

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