Just 5 Minutes more, A Title Insurance/Life Lesson

Title Insurance with Family Abstract, Inc.

 Title InsuranceAt Family Abstract, Inc. we will do a settlement anywhere the parties want to.  We have done them at an office, on a hood of a car, at a rest stop, in a hotel, at the airport and on and on.  This particular day we were asked to do the settlement in a park that was adjacent to the property. Our picnic table, settlement office was set back to back with a father and mother having a  conversation.  It struck us all that the “Difficulties” and  the outstanding issues even the nagging and somewhat disturbing challenges of getting a home to settlement pales in comparison to real life.  In life, sometimes it’s only 5 minutes more… and the reasons for 5 minutes…. endless.


The conversation went something like this…

While at the park, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground.

“That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide.

“He’s a fine looking boy” the man said. “That’s my daughter on the bike in the white dress.”

Then, looking at his watch, he called to his daughter. “What do you say we go, Melissa?”

Melissa pleaded, “Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more minutes.”

The man nodded and Melissa continued to ride her bike to her heart’s content. Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his daughter.

“Time to go now?”

Again Melissa pleaded, “Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes.”

The man smiled and said, “OK.”

“My, you certainly are a patient father,” the woman responded.

The man smiled and then said, “Her older brother Tommy was killed last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much time with Tommy and now I’d give anything for just five more minutes with him.

I’ve vowed not to make the same mistake with Melissa.

She thinks she has five more minutes to ride her bike. The truth is, I get five more minutes to watch her play.”

Life is all about making priorities, what are your priorities?

My you give someone you love 5 more minutes of your time today!


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About Family Abstract, Inc.

Established in 2002, Family Abstract, Inc. provides Title Insurance to clients and customers throughout Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with more than 40 years of combined experience in management alone. We pride ourselves on retaining the most skilled and knowledgeable employees who share our goals of providing the best service in the industry.

Located in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Family Abstract, Inc. maintains an extensive network of skilled title insurance abstractors in all the states we service in addition to a nationwide network of qualified closing agents who are available to close loans at any location.

Backed by the strength of four title insurance underwriters, we are able to provide expert attention to detail without sacrificing versatility in the closing process, thus providing more options in difficult title situations. Due to our depth of industry knowledge and commitment to excellent service, Family Abstract, Inc. has been able to develop client relationships that have endured for decades.

Having successfully settled and insured thousands of transactions, we have already earned the trust and confidence of hundreds of customers, lenders, brokers, and realtors and now we would like to share our expertise with you!


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Allen Tate - Concord, NC

 This is such a touching story. It should remind us to always enjoy each and every 5 minutes we have with our loved ones. I am sure any of us who have lost loved ones understand the man wanting just 5 more minutes with his son.


Jun 25, 2012 02:20 AM #1
Glenn Freezman
Family Abstract, Inc. - Horsham, PA

I thought so too Betty, Thanks for the comment, I as always, appreciate them!

Jun 25, 2012 02:37 AM #2
John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

This is a great story, Glenn.  Sometimes we need to slow down to enjoy the special moments with those we hold dear.

Jun 25, 2012 08:32 PM #3
Glenn Freezman
Family Abstract, Inc. - Horsham, PA

I lost my mother, brother and sister at youmd ages...  I get it!!!! Believe me.  thanks for commenting!

Jun 26, 2012 12:05 AM #4
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