I think it is okay to have one without the family's blessings.
I think the family should have the final say in any memorial, formal or not.
I have no idea what to think.
I guess this debacle really got to me today. I suddenly remembered the quote
"It takes a village to raise a child".
In this case, it seems it might take a village to honour a child.
'Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned/Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.'
I believe that "rational" just isn't much of an option to the A's anymore, and how anyone can insist they act rationally under such a hateful, public onslaught and the despair of losing their only grandchild is beyond me.
I totally agree with you that this would be far more appropriate at this time and under these circumstances. I can't help but notice that even here in this thread, in discussing things like prayer vigils and memorial services for little Caylee, the hatred and rage against the grandparents she loved has to be included....To avoid further scenes and violence, perhaps it would be best if everyone who felt the need for closure at this stage, quietly and privately tossed flowers into the water, or left soft toys, cards, etc., in what they consider an appropriate spot, as an expression of their love for Caylee.
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge". ~ Stephen Hawking
I have a constitutional right to my opinion and I am stating it!!!!!
I think it is safe to say, that even if Caylee's remains are found and the family has their service, that NO ONE outside of immediate family will be allowed to attend. My feeling is that this is the only way any outsiders would be able to memorialize her anyway. So, why wait?
I just watched the video of the clash today. I understand that the Anthony's are not easy to like. I see how they seem to be in a constant state of aggression and anger but what I really see is devastation. I believe that the Anthonys are so overwhelmed by loss that they can't face their grief. I think they have to be angry and combative in order to avoid that which they cannot face. They have truly lost everything. No aspect of their lives will ever the same. I am so sad when I see them. I'm not justifying any of their actions, but they certainly have earned my compassion.
Caylee Anthony = Victim
Cindy's 911 call: "I found my daughter's car today, and it smells like there's been a dead body in the damn car."
I read the question and answered without knowing any details of what was planned. I voted yes to a memorial service but did have to think about it. Good question!!
I think a huge vigil is more appropriate than a memorial service and in a perfect world, the family should always have final say. But...
This isn't a perfect world though and Caylee had a far from perfect family. Because of that, she became known to all of us, and loved by us in tragic circumstances. We have the right to grieve in anyway we see fit, just as the Anthonys have the right to hate us for it.
Caylee deserved the best and never got it in life. If she has to get it now from strangers then so be it. Caylee is what matters, not LP, Cindy or us IMO.
Injustice for Caylee Marie Anthony.
Copyright that Cindy
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. It's not. Dr. Suess
I think it's in poor taste and nothing but an attempt to gain more media and attention for LP.
"Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come."
"Know the right moment."
What I type here is mostly my opinion.
I really don't care if my opinions offend.
This dude needs to get real, and those that think he is doing such a 'great job' need to take off the rose colored glasses and stop being so naive.