We often treat our grandmas and grandpas tolerably. Grandparents will be grandparents: they think Facebook is a kind of notebook. But we’re just helpless nestlings in comparison to them. Their life was harder, but they had fun anyway. And they didn’t care about Facebook.
“My granny’s on a farm. She smokes, wears pants, and does what she wants.” (1938)
“My grandpa could have become a meme hero if they’d had the internet in 1952.
“My grandpa (on the left) and his friends with beautiful strangers.” (1940s)
“My grandma and her mate during the Second World War.”
“My friend’s grandpa in California.” (1940s)
“My grandparents in 1945. They were married for 45 years and met again in heaven in June 2012.”
“Don’t mess with my granny from North Dakota!”
“My friend’s grandparents are going to a costume party.” (1954)
“I found this picture from the 1930s: my grandparents were good looking!”
“My granddad (on the left) looked like a hipster before it was mainstream.” (1950s)