The Passing of Our Beloved Common Sense

Real Estate Broker/Owner with RE/MAX In Action WV0020324 & VA0225072929

I think this should be voted the blog of "The Blog  of The Year". Simople, to the point, not angry, no name calling...just down to earth COMMON SENSE !

Original content by Glenn Freezman

Today, at Family Abstract, Inc. we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, common senseCommon Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

Why the early bird gets the worm; Knowing when to come in out of the rain; Life isn't always fair; And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple,sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death

-by his parents, Truth and Trust,

-by his wife, Discretion,

-by his daughter, Responsibility,

-and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;

- I Know My Rights

- I Want It Now

- Someone Else Is To Blame

- I'm A Victim

- Pay me for Doing Nothing

mourn common senseNot many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

From My Common Sense Family at Family Abstract, Inc, to yours, all our very best! Please give us the honor and privilege to handle your next title insurance transaction.


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!

Comments (4)

Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Somewhere along the way cell phones got involved. Now smart phones and lack of etiquette finished  him off.

Aug 30, 2013 11:34 PM
Suzanne De Vita
Online Associate Editor

Jeanne, this is an oldie, but a goodie! I'm with you on the "blog of the year" bit. Thanks for sharing it!

Aug 12, 2014 01:05 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Jeanne, wonderful re-blog! My first time seeing it. Excellent! 

Feb 05, 2015 02:52 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Jeanne, love this post.  It's a shame that common sense has disappeared from so many aspects of our lives.

Feb 13, 2015 09:44 AM