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Friday (Clean) Giggles

JADot's picture
Posts: 720
Joined: Jan 2006

Hi Guys:

Here are some good clean fun for your Friday. Have a great weekend!



A New Orleans lawyer sought an FHA loan for a client who lost his
house in Hurricane Katrina and wanted to rebuild.. He was told the
loan would be granted if he could prove satisfactory title to the
parcel of property being offered as collateral. The title to the
property dated back to
1803, which took the Lawyer three months to track down. After sending
the information to the FHA, he received the following reply:

(Actual letter):

"Upon review of your letter adjoining your client's loan application,
we note that the request is supported by an Abstract of Title. While
we compliment the able manner in which you have prepared and presented
the application, we must point out that you have only cleared title to
the proposed collateral property back to 1803. Before final approval
can be accorded, it will be necessary to clear the title back to its

Annoyed, the lawyer responded as follows:

(Actual Letter):

"Your letter regarding title in Case No. 189156 has been received. I
note that you wish to have title extended further than the 194 years
covered by the present application. I was unaware that any educated
person in this country, particularly those working in the property
area, would not know that Louisiana was purchased, by the U.S., from
France in
1803, the year of origin identified in our application. For the
edification of uninformed FHA bureaucrats, the title to the land prior
to U.S. ownership was obtained from France, which had acquired it by
Right of Conquest from Spain. The land came into the possession of
Spain by Right of Discovery made in the year 1492 by a sea captain
named Christopher Columbus, who had been granted the privilege of
seeking a new route to India by the Spanish monarch, Isabella.

The good queen, Isabella, being a pious woman and almost as careful
about titles as the FHA, took the precaution of securing the blessing
of the Pope before she sold her jewels to finance Columbus '
expedition. Now the Pope, as I sure you may know, is the emissary of
Jesus Christ, the Son God, and God, it is commonly accepted, created
this world. Therefore, I believe it is safe to presume that God also
made that part of the world called Louisiana. God, therefore, would
be the owner of origin and His origins date back to before the
beginning of time, the world as we know it AND the FHA.

I hope you find God's original claim to be satisfactory. Now, may we
have our damn loan?"

He got the loan.

StacyGleaso's picture
Posts: 1250
Joined: Mar 2003

This was ESPECIALLY funny to me Ying because I just helped my son on a very lengthy social studies project regarding this same time in history!!

Well done, as usual!!


Posts: 708
Joined: May 2004

Hee hee hee. A long one, but worth the read - not to mention the quick history lesson that some of us need. :) jana

scouty's picture
Posts: 1976
Joined: Apr 2004

Excellent Ying!!!!!! Very funny and educational too.

Looking forward to meeting you in Nastyville (oops Nashville). Remember what happens at a colon palooza stays at the palooza!!!

Lisa P.

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