[An attractive male and female engine mechanic working on an R-1830 engine from a C-47 cargo plane at the Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California in October, 1942. Photo via Shorpy]
My grandparents were much better looking in World War II as well. They were also cooler, had awesome cars ( A Pontiac Standard and and a Lincoln Continental) and much, much more coherent.
Plus, they could drive themselves!
Now they're both in their twilight, one is blind and nearly deaf, and the other has alzheimers. Neither can drive, therefore neither have cars.
I wonder if my grandkids will think I was cool back in the old WWIII days. I wonder if I'll be around to find out.