Just because memes and the Internet are popular today doesn’t mean that our parents were not cool at their young age. You might find it a little surprising but in fact, our parents were much cooler than what we are today. That’s right!

To prove this thing, we have compiled pictures of people who were too cool back in their time. Scroll down to see these vintage photos. 

#1 My Mama Circa ’83. This Explains Why I’m The Uncoolest Person Ever, Cos She Took It All! Oh And That Bike? She Built It

#2 Late 1960s, My Dad

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

#4 My Mother When She Was A Tank Instructor In 1984

#5 My Mom At 18 Years Old Protesting The Kkk In 1976 Atlanta, Ga

#6 My Dad Sculpting A Bust Of My Mom, 1980s

#7 My Mom Looking Like A Queen On Her Wedding Day 1979

#8 My Pregnant Mom At Gunpoint Trying To Get Home. May 1969, Berkeley

#9 My Dad Made Anything Look Cool (1981)

#10 My Dad And Friends Look Like The Cast Of Stranger Things (1982)

#11 My Mom Would Always Talk About How She Was An Editor For Tiger Beat Magazine When She Was A Teenager In The 1960s. She Would Brag About Spending Time With The Stones And The Beatles. We Always Thought She Was Telling Tall Tales. Uncovered This Pic Cleaning Out Her House Last Week

#12 France, 1985. My Mom Feeding Me Backstage During A Ballet Dancing Show

#13 My Mom’s All Girl Rock Band In The ’60s

#14 My Mom, 1954. She Came To America In 1948 At Age 18. My Mom Hardly Spoke English And Was Looked Down On Because She Was German And A War Bride. She Later Did Some Modeling – This Is Just One Of Many Beautiful Photos We Have Of Her

#15 My Dad In The Late 80s / Early 90s. One Of The First Rockers In China

#16 My Mom In ‘78, Glendale, Ca. Newly Immigrated From Japan And Working Her Butt Off -But Still Managed To Save Up And Buy This Chevy Impala For $500

#17 Mom, Circa 1970, After Completing Her Master’s, The First Woman In Her Family To Do So

#18 My Mom And Bob Ross During An Event In Central Park, NYC In 1989

#19 My Mother Skateboarding Barefoot In California, 1974

#20 My Mom Working As A Dj, Late 1970s

#21 My Mom And Arnold On A Date In The 70s

#22 48 Beers And A Unicycle. My Dad In The Early 80s

#23 My Mom Was A Boston Park Ranger In The 80s

#24 Me Looking Up To My Fighter Pilot Dad In The Late 1980’s

#25 My Dad At The 1966 International Science Fair. He Was A Finalist In 65, 66, And 67. In This Picture, He Created A Perfusion System To Keep A Rat Kidney Alive When Removed From The Body, Like A Heart-Lung Machine

#26 My Dad Was A Popstar In Argentina. Here He Is With Ella Fitzgerald, Mid 1960s

#27 My Parents When They Were 16 And 17 (1987). They’ve Been Together For 34 Years Now

#28 My Mom In The Early 90s. She Painted Her Own Shield

#29 My Mom And Dad Building Their House In 1953. My Mom (91 Now) Still Lives There

#30 After Their First Fight, My Dad Apologized To My Mom Through Polaroids. The True Og Of Apologies, My Man (1987)