Dear Cindy Anthony,

I know that you care about people.

I saw your concern when a protester was yelling at you, in front of your home. The woman was yelling at you, and you worried about her blood pressure.

You are a nurse, a mother, and a grandmother.

I cannot imagine what you are going through right now, because I am a mother and a grandmother also.

My son is the light of my life, and my grandchildren are my precious treasures.

If I was in your shoes, I just don’t know what I would do.

I’ve said, and written, about how I would act, but the disappearance and suspected death of one of my grandchildren is beyond my comprehension.

God, I don’t know what I would do, how I would act.

And worse, if everyone believed that my child was the perpetrator is even more unthinkable.

But Cindy, you need to suspend your rage and grief for now.

You owe Caylee a decent burial.

Caylee is your blood also, Cindy, and she’s gone.

You know this.

As  Casey’s mother, you know, better than anyone, how to get the truth out of your daughter.

I’m sorry that I have judged you harshly throughout this awful time, but it’s not about me, and it’s not about you.

It’s not even about Casey, not right now.

Find Caylee and give her the decent burial she deserves.

Sincerely,

Beth

Well folks, I may get some even snarkier comments now, but I just had to post this.

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Posted on September 1, 2008, in news and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. No you are not terrible. This situation is terrible and beyond belief. I do feel compassion for Cindy and George Anthony – what a horrible place for them. I know they love their granddaughter and daughter.

    I hope that Caylee will be found soon and the child can be put to rest properly, and that her grandparents can find some peace. They don’t deserve any of this.

    As far as Casey Anthony, I hope they prosecute her to the full extent of the law and believe they will. She is the coldest person I have ever seen. What kind of derranged mind lives in this woman?

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  2. Great letter B., you are right it is ‘all’ about Caylee and that should be her only major concern,,cheers.

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  3. Elaine, thanks a lot for your comment. My parents are both dead, and I could not imagine putting them through such an awful thing. What kind of a mind does Casey have is a scary question.

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  4. Hey Floyd, thanks for commenting and Happy Labor Day.

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  5. DId I miss something did they find a body?? Until they find a body there is still HOPE. HOPE is powerful.. I sure HOPE they find out what happened soon. I refuse to say she is DEAD until Csey gives her whereabouts up or they find out definite proof. Guess I watch too much CSI!! Happy Labor Day too!! : )

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  6. Caroldee, the police reported that it was Caylee’s body in that trunk.

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  7. These stories are why I watch so little news, what a horrible story and a wicked mother. Beth, I am with you in not being able to imagine what I’d be thinking in these circumstances!!

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  8. you are right boomergrl49 there hasnt been a body found so there is still hope for caylee.i feel so much compassion for the anthony family,the news and newspapers have made this a circus.when it should be a private investagation,now there are too many things being said that are leaks or lies,and none of us know what is true and isnt !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Thanks, Kim, for your comment. I just want the little girl found, she deserves that. I’m afraid she is dead though.

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  10. Thanks, Tom. I just can’t imagine this sweet little girl gone.

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  11. My thoughts on the Casey Anthony case. I feel Casey was raised as a spoiled pampered brat and is also a sociopath. I feel the parents know what she is and are doing what they’ve done her whole life–put up with her bad behavior and making excuses for it. It’s time they cut the cord and make her face up to her behavior. I am a grandmother also and I know in this situation, my grandchild would be my only concern. It’s too late for Casey but the parents should now face the facts and act accordingly. They have a son also and should have as much concern for him as they do for their daughter. Rgramclo

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  12. No 11 were my comments. Rita

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  13. Thank you, Rita, for stating your opinions directly but with kindness. Well said.

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  14. I am a grandmother also and if I were in Cindy’s shoes I would have to be knocked out compleatly. I could not handle the disappearnce of one of my babies. Casey is seriously mentally ill and needs help. Cindy, you have protected her all her life and look where it has gotten you. Financially she has ruined you and George. You must finally let go and put her in the Lord’s hands. He is the only one that can help her. I pray Caylee is sitting on his lap and is happy. God Bless You all. I am so sorry you have to endure this kind of pain.

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  15. Melinda, beautiful comment. Thanks.

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  16. My heart hurts for the family of this beautiful child. I’m sorry to say, “we may never know what happened to her, or where her body is.” The mother and God is the only ones who know the real story and what really happened.
    I feel like many of you do, that poor Cindy and George have been put through more then anyone should have to endure and I truly can understand their denial of their daughter being able to murder her own child. We would all have the same thoughts toward our child. Who can believe that is possible to raise a child who would do such a thing.
    I do believe there is more to the story then we’ve been told about the Anthony’s and their relationship with Casey.
    God help them all!

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  17. Another good comment, IOUGOD2. Thanks for participating in this discussion.

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  18. I can no imagine what this whole family is going through. To think that your own flesh/blood is capable of such a horrible crime.
    I know that when my kids are 5 minutes late walking home from school I am ready to call the cops. I could not imagine waiting as long as Casey did. Now there are only a few questions:
    1) Where is Caylee? If she is dead she deserves a proper memorial.
    2) Was it an accident and Casey just freaked, not knowing what to do?
    3) Was there someone she owed money to, that she stole from that has taken precious little Caylee until Mom repays them?
    4) Does Casey not want her daughter to be laid to rest, or does she perhaps not remember what really happened to Caylee????

    How many more times is she going to be charged for stealing, fraud and other crimes?

    My prayers are with the family and that if Caylee is dead that she did not suffer.

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  19. Good points, momof2. Thanks for participating.

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  20. I think people are up and down with emotions and thoughts about the Anthony family. I am positive that if my little grandchild were missing, whether I believe dead or alive I would not be in front of the cameras screeming for “THEM TO FIND CAYLEE”. Why is it they have search parties in several areas and neither George or Cindy have even made a prescence in those areas. Instead Cindy is a wild woman telling people to look for Caylee and what are they doing. Wearing a tee-shirt and walking out the door of the house every so many hours is not my idea of looking for Caylee. Their pray meetings every night is not finding Caylee. Whether it was for publicity or not, sounds to me Leonard the bounty hunter was not appreciated in the least. The Anthony’s did not have the money up front to release their daughter, wouldn’t you think the Anthony’s would have tried harder to work with him TO FIND CAYLEE. That is all they talk about but show no great effort in doing so.

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  21. Good points, Sandy. I heard Leonard tonight on the Nancy Grace show, and I got the impression that he was not
    appreciated either.You are also right about emotions regarding the Anthony family–I want to be fair, see it from their p.o.v., but this is one strange situation. Thanks for the thought-provoking comment, Sandy.

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  22. Am I the only mother/grandmother that wonders how Casey could afford a Nanny. I worked for years and my children went to daycare. I dont believe times have changed, but it use to be Nanny’s were live in’s for the wealthy. Even Cindy referred to “The Nanny”, yet Casey did not even have a job with a paycheck let alone a home for 2 months for the Nanny to come to.

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  23. Everyone needs to stop referring to what happened to Caylee as an accident, because if it really were an accident then the mom wouldn’t of been smilling from ear to eat and parting within 5 days of her daughters death. Clearly she didn’t like all of the attention that her daughter was getting from her parents and wanted to be the only one with the attention, so that is why she was so happy after her death and wasn’t searching for her. Clearly 1st degree murder charges. The grandparents need to face the fact that they have a daughter who is cold and wouldn’t give them the satisfaction of giving Caylee the last love they could by giving her a proper burial.

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  24. Scrapjohnson, you raise a good point. I can only speak for myself, I want it to be an accident because it hurts me to think that precious child was intentionally murdered by her own mother. Thanks for your opinion.

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  25. Let me just start off by saying:
    I have a Grandaughter who looks Identical to Caylee..
    and as Strange as it seems my Daughter has a lot of Caseys Features… I guess THAT is what Started my Journey,into Watching, and hoping, and Praying,… ( and Yes! Holding my Breath )..It, hurts, with Everything inside me,as i LOOK Into that Little Girls Eyes, and knowing, that in just a Split Second~What if I where the One Walking~ Stumbling~ thru That HORRIBLE TRADGEDY?..Could I Take it? could I Breath?..I have known the Gut Wrenching Feeling of a Death of Someone Taken Too Soon!…My SISTER, Killed in a Car Wreck, while living w/ me at the age of 17.
    I Didn’t want to be Alive Either,I wanted to be w/ her! where ever she had gone! I cried,until there were just Empty Moans~ Until more Tears, could refill my aching Heart!
    (Could i go thru that again?.. w/My Own Flesh and Blood?)~Could I WITHSTAND THAT KIND OF STORM?….NO!.. SO I Beg God~Please~and I Pray for Angels daily around them.
    My DAUGHTER,was visiting, w/me,while Casey was still in jail!..i asked her??(How did Casey get the Name of the Nannie>?)…and as she read the Police Report, in less than 2 Minutes… She told me!
    a week later… her exact words where said by Mark Furman.
    You see… My Daughter, too(like Casey is a single mom,she has stuggles!) I have keep my Granddaughter for 7 months out of one yr,She lets who ever she can Babysit, because she has to work 2 jobs.(SO I DON’T SLEEP SOMETIMES)…Because that DEEP LOVE! For these Children will do that to a Normal!!! Person..So i keep her, When i can, and when i have her i do not ! worry!.. Do i Worry about my Daughter?(OF COURSE!) For how can I Love One?~ And NOT The Other?..But does she LIE? about working on Some Nights?~ Because she want to Party~ w/ her Friends..(YES!)..Do I pretend to believe her lies? NO!..
    SO WHEN THIS CASE CAME UP!> I GAVE HER FAIR WARNING!!!(IF ANYTHING..EVER!.. HAPPENDED TO THAT POOR DEFENSELESS LITTLE GIRL!)““`
    SHE WOULD BE ROTTING IN A JAIL CELL.. IF AFTER I FIRST GRABBED HER BY THE HEAD OF THE HAIR AND THEW HER IN A CAR AND SAID TAKE ME TO HER NOW!!!!!!!! (And She Did NOT!)..
    of Course her Response was Mom… ~~~I Would NEVER! Let Anything!.. happen to that Baby!!….~~~And my Daughter. Loves her w/ all her Heart Too!..
    BUT……
    I’M Sure CINDY ANTHONY..~~NEVER!.. Thought she would Be where She is Today! 😦

    P.S. Cindy, if you ever READ this??!!
    Take a Step Back, Listen! to THE Police Forensics!..and for GOD’S SAKE>…BETH HOLLOWAY is out there In the Heat, in the Fields, in the Swamps!
    THAT… IS WHERE ( YOU!!).. NEED TO BE!
    You Wanted The CAMERAS!.~~~~You Got! The NATION!
    Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth… There are Thousands of Missing Children!!!….(of which) We will NEVER! See Their FACES!
    ASK Your-Self this ONE Question> (Do You Want a Bunch of STRANGERS? Finding Caylee? and BRINGING HER BROKEN BODY HOME?)..Just incase~?? the Worse has happened to REALLY want to be at Home Yelling @ Reporters ?????
    THIS IS JUST (MY THOUGHTS), AND MAY NOT BE SHARED WITH OTHERS,but JUST THE SAME…I PRAY FOR THE SWIFT RETURN, OF CAYLEE,IF SHE IS GONE~ THAN SHE IS ALREADY AN ANGEL,WHOM GOD HAS GIVEN WINGS,AND PEACE, AND GREATER THINGS THAN WE HERE LEFT BEHIND KNOW~~~
    (to CAylee a child a Nation has come to love)
    SEPT.1ST 2008
    K.MURPHY
    (and family)

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  26. I know my mother would hate to believe I could hurt anyone especially my own child or put her in harms way as clearly it seems Casey did and she would love me always somehow but hate what I did and stand behind the fact that I must own up to what I did and take my punishment for it. No mom wants to believe that their child can do this it is the worst nightmare for just about all of us. My mom would not make excuses for me with such evidence she would be on me to tell her where to find that baby and until then cut me off because she would not tolerate or feed into one more lie.Casey only lies… she will most likely not give up anything.. leaving her mom to always wonder… what a horrible way she manipulates them and they are so used to being sucked in by her they don’t know how to do anythig else it seems. I think the only thing they are guilty of is spoiling her to a point that enables her to think she is above everything – they always clean up her messes but not this time they can not. They need to get out of denial now though and accept that their daughter did something, knows something and has not once helped in the search for Caylee – show me a mom who doesn’t help find their child? Mothers who really are looking for their child help not lie. What has happened here is sickening… She has the balls to wear a “have you seen me” shirt with Caylee on it.. You know where she is how the hell can you do that?Casey, I hope no one sees you ever again except for your prison walls. Casey you sicken me… you are a horrible excuse for a person and what you put your daughter and family through and everyone who has Caylee close to their hearts is beyond selfish and sick. Once you are locked up you will not get all this attention though negative that you crave… you will be forgotten but little Caylee will never be forgotten.. she is an angel and you deserve to rot and be forgotten. You treated Caylee with NO CARE not so little but NO CARE.

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  27. Thanks to you and your family for your comments, Kimberly.

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  28. Angie, my mother would have kicked my butt big time.

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  29. Dear God…HOW MUCH LONGER IS THIS CIRCUS GOING TO LAST???
    I am as wrapped up in this as I was Laci Peterson. Casey is just like SCOTT!!! Acting like she did nothing. I don’t understand how Cindy and George can function everyday. They are not stupid and they have to know the truth, nobody can be that dumb. This has to be HEART WRENCHING TO THEM… I think Casey was jealous of their love for Caylee. Cindy even said it in her July 3, My Space writing!!! IT IS ALL SO CLEAR TO EVERYONE !!!THEY HAVE TO KNOW!!! Why must they keep acting in denial? I don’t think Casey will ever be out from behind prison walls again…What a waste of two lives…AND FOR WHAT??
    CINDY & GEORGE..I PRAY GOD GIVES YOU THE STRENGTH TO ENDURE WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR YOU AND GIVES YOU A SENCE OF PIECE THAT ONLY HE CAN GIVE TO GO ON WITH YOUR LIVES. NO PARENT SHOULD HAVE TO BE PUT THROUGH ALL THE PAIN AND STRESS THAT YOU TWO HAVE BEEN THROUGH WITH CASEY.
    GOD BLESS YOU BOTH AND PROTECT YOU
    I AM SO SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR BABY ANGEL, JUST KNOW THAT SHE SITS ON THE LORDS LAP EVERYDAY AND IS HAPPY.

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  30. Thanks for your comment, Melinda. Like you, I’m wondering how long this is going to last.

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  31. Maybe Caseys parents kind of saw something like this comming but didn’t know what to do. I mean thees days yoiu have to have proof of any thing not just a bad feeling. Now they feel guilty for not doing anything, knowing their daughter is very mentaly sick, and letting her keep Caylee without their supervision. something like that. How sad for them

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