We all love the vintage stuff today, from clothes and music and wish we had grown up in the 60s. Our parents are the ones who started all these things we admire and love now.

Recently we saw some pictures on the internet of some parents when they were young and hip, and it is pretty much safe to say that they were about a hundred times cooler than us. Maybe it was all the psychedelic rock, Mustangs, and mullets.

Scroll down to take a walk back in time:

  1. My Mother Skateboarding Barefoot In California In 1974

  1. I Found A Photo Of My Dad Cooking A Barbecue On Top Of A Moving Submarine

  1. My Dad Sculpting A Bust Of My Mom 1980s

  1. A Friend Of My Father’s, Telling Off A Klan Member. Auburn AL, 1985

  1. My Dad Skateboarding At Hyde School 1982. I Think He Was Cooler Than Me

  1. My Mom At 16 Yrs Old With Her Camaro In 1975

  1. My Dad Being Infinitely Cooler Than I’ll Ever Be (1980)

  1. My Mother When She Was A Tank Instructor In 1984

  1. My Dad, Taken For Surfer Magazine. Peru, 1977

10. Late 1960’s, My Dad

11 My Mom In Moscow 1975. From All The Stories She’s Told Me About Her Travels, I Wouldn’t Be Surprised If She Was A Spy

12. 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

13. My Dad Wasn’t Famous, But His Moves Were Pretty Cool (1977)

14. My Dad In Saudi Arabia In The 70’s Working As A US Military Contractor Diving In The Red Sea

15. My Dad In The 70’s Doing What He Loves. Father To 4 Boys. More Man Than Myth Or Legend

16. My Dad Teaching Math In Southern California (Late 70’s/Early 80’s)

17. My Moms Selfie Before It Was Cool (1989)

18. My Mom And Dad On Their Wedding Day – 1980

19. My Mom When She Lived In Alaska With Her Husky Puppy, Okie

20. 48 Beers And A Unicycle. My Dad In The Early 80s

21. Mom’s ‘Garden’ 1980’s

22. Me Looking Up To My Fighter Pilot Dad In The Late 1980’s

23. So I Was Going Through Some Old Photos And I Found This. My Dad Holding Magic Johnson And Looking Incredibly Bad-Ass While Doing It

24. My Mom Working At Nasa, 1974

25. My Mom Skating With A Broken Wrist In The Late 70’s

26. My Dad In Alaska, Circa 1980. I Hope To Be Half The Man He Is One Day

27. Mom Wasn’t The Pilot, But She Was A Tech On The F-4 Phantom Back In The 80’s

28. My Mom Winning The Pie Eating Contest By Beating All The Boys, 1950

29. My Dad In France Is The ’70s (Ryan Gosling Might Need A Paternity Test)

30. My Father In 1982. When I Asked Him What He Was Doing In This Photo, He Said, “Shooting An Album Cover. Duh”

31. My Mother And Father Being Young And Awesome On Santorini Island, Greece, 1985. I Was Conceived There

32. My Dad And His Cousins, Back In The Day. I Don’t Think The Cool Gene Was Passed Down To Me

33. When My Dad Was 16, He Entered His Name In A Drawing, For What He Thought Was A Sports Jacket, At A Local Shoe Store. The Drawing Was Actually For A 1967 Shelby GT500. He Won

34. My Friend’s Dad Trained Seals In The Navy. This Was What His Everyday Job Looked Like

35. My Cool AF Dad At 19 (1973)