The man in this photo is Billy Barnes. He was the grandfather to our friend Rachel over at Save Family Photos. He influenced her immensely. She shared with us that he connected with everyone he interacted with, whether it be butchers at the grocery store, waitresses, pharmacists, or the staff at the assisted-living home where he lived with her grandmother. His kind eyes and sparkling smile were contagious. He taught her to take herself a little less seriously and to serenade her loved ones in a goofy but exuberant operatic voice.
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e want to hear about the patriarchs in your life and celebrate these special men all week, so we are asking you to share photos of the men that have inspired you. We will select someone to have a photo of their patriarch Instantly Framed on Fathers Day.
It’s easy to participate. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
1. Share a photo of a “patriarch” in your life on Instagram or Facebook.
2. Add both the #InstantlyFramed and #SaveFamilyPhotos hashtags to your photos.
4. We’ll select a winner who will get their photo Instantly Framed! The winner and the photo will be shared by 5pm ET on Father’s Day!