About Caylee's Memorial toys for poor kids

Discussion in 'Caylee Anthony 2 years old' started by websurfer, Dec 22, 2008.

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  1. websurfer

    websurfer New Member

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    http://www.wftv.com/video/18318814/...rlc_12pm&ts=T&tmi=orlc_12pm_-1_10500112222008



    now this is the most giving and sensible thing they have done yet...

    I think Caylee's memory will be to give to needy children during the holidays...
    She probably would like to know that lots of kids will be happy in her name...
    FROM CAYLEE.....
    RIP CAYLEE...
    I disagree with people who do not like the Anthony's giving the toys to needy families..

    They need love and happiness...
    good job CINDY & GEORGE....
    I do like this move....
    the kids who have nothing for Christmas during these bad times will have at least a toy or two thanks to the generous
    memorial toys...

    MERRY CHRISTMAS GEORGE & CINDY
    this is a good thing:blowkiss:

    This would be good every year as well....
     
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  3. yolorado

    yolorado New Member

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    Why not leave them as the givers intended, as a memorial for Caylee, at least for a respectable length of time. That's what was done with flowers left for Princess Diana and all kinds of tributes left in a park for the Columbine victims. This is a memorial left by individuals to pay homage TO CAYLEE, not the Anthony's private stash. If it's not on Ant property, is it really their business? The memorials should be left alone, at least for now.
     
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    trac Former Member

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    Is the area that Caylee was found the only way in and out of the housing tract? If that is the case, my guess is that the A's have to drive by that area almost everyday, and they don't want to see a memorial there also - either way, the memorial should stand as is, not having the stuff taken away just because the A's say so - it rubs me the wrong way as in they are in denial still about Casey
     
  5. MaedchenX

    MaedchenX It's business time.

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    I just hope the weather in FL has been nice and that the toys donated are unsoiled from having been outdoors. While I think every child should have the joy of a gift at christmas I would hope that it is in good condition.
     
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    xdaten New Member

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    Toys are ment to be played with not boxed away in an attic or rotting in the outside. My heart breaks for G & CA Christmas is going to be awful quiet this year, and that is hard.

    I think they did the right thing, you can not keep everything.

    The conflicting views here just show you, they are danged if they do or danged if they don't.

    I kept my son's toys in the attic for over a year after he died, then looking at it, those toys are a link to him, I gave them to my children to play with. It is hard, I want to keep them all, but rotting away in our attic isn't honoring my son's memory it is letting my grief win. I am not sure my kids will want those toys when they are grown anyway, I feel that when they are their own adults, they need to make their own memories, not my old memories.
     
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    It seems to me, the will of the people who brought the items should rule, not the will of the Anthonys. If people wanted the toys to go to charity, they would have arranged for that to be done. Instead, for some reason that was important to them, they brought the items to the memorial site for Caylee, not for other children in this particular case. THEIR wishes should control, not the Anthonys'.
     
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    To give them to charity is the best idea. Why let them go to waste outdoors?
     
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    If this was any other family besides the Anthony's most posters would say what a wonderful thing for them to do!
    But it's the Anthony's... so the bashing continues.
    It's sad.
     
  10. Imajica

    Imajica Defender of Lost Angels and Sporks

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    From what I understand from the interview I saw this morning, a compromise of sorts was reached and they are leaving all items from the memorial behind that have included a message for Caylee, and donating only the other items without a note to needy children at Christmas.
     
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    I can see how a lot of people would be offended by the A's wanting the memorials gone, but they aren't just throwing them in a dumpster (this time) or allowing them to rot to nothing in the outdoors. Think of the kids that don't have toys that drive past those memorials every day wondering why they have nothing and a little girl that cn't play with them has hundreds.
    I think this is a healing step for everyone.
     
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    (Bolded by me)
    That is not the only way into the neighborhood. Although it "sounds" like a nice gesture in their part...their motives seem disingenous to me. They see the gifts, IMO, as them against the "protesters." They associated these gifts and memorial with the people that are not part of Team KC so they don't want to be reminded. They can't do what LA did in the past b/c they would get blasted for that (although I belive they would love to throw all those gifts in the garbage)...their attorney advised about what public opinion would be on that so they chose the easy way out that the media would love and they are using Caylee again for self gain. "We are donating these stuffed animals to kids in need because it is what Caylee would have wanted!" Give me a break! I have four daughters since I've had 4, 3 year olds! 3 yr olds do not think about stuff like that! They are still rather selfish and have to be taught over and over again to share. This is just another huge publicity stunt!

    Sorry. Please realize these are my impressions, emotions and thoughts since hearing about the desecration of a memorial that has been created by people that fell in love with Caylee and not the Anthony's. I am not insulting the Anthony's just distraught with their odd behavior that seems to be far removed from normal and usual grieving behavior.
    (JMHO)
     
  13. Jay D

    Jay D Registered Cynic

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    The Anthonys are now receiving praise for "giving" toys that were never theirs to begin with. They didn't spend their hard earned dollars to show the generosity in their hearts for those less fortunate. This is all spin, something that the A's are so good at. They are taking advantage of those who wanted to honor Caylee in their own way, and using the situation for their own gain. Saddest part, this ploy is gaining sympathy for them from some that don't see the irony and deceit. Yes, they have lost a grandaughter that they loved, and deserve sympathy for that, but that doesn't excuse them from using other people's donations and claiming credit for "giving".
     
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    I think it is a wonderful idea, to make a bunch of unfortunate children happy in Caley's name at Christmas time. George and Cindy were not trying to remove the entire memorial, which also includes cards and letters and flowers. In fact, because some were upset about them wanting to make this donation, a compromise was struck that only the toys without a message or tag to Caylee were removed.

    I think they wanted to do something positive at this time in Caylee's memory. Unfortunately, no matter what they do or do not do, they won't please everyone.
     
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    i'm torn on the subject. while i agree there are many families that need toys this xmas, i think it is too soon and really when it comes down to it, they are not their toys to donate.

    they should have just stayed out of it. hell it would have been better for them to take a toy down there and place it among the rest.
     
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    I'm glad needy children will benefit from the generosity of Caylee's mourners as well. This was a good and fair move.
     
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    Rained last night...I hope they got them up in time.

    Personally I think donating them is a wonderful thing to do as they are going to homeless kids. The family is leaving all the other things in place.
     
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    Until what? until they are loaded into the trash truck and dumped at the landfill? I guess I'm just not getting this huge display of toys for a child who never hold them.
    That same $5. for a toy could have provided 5 lifesaving vaccines for children the same age that Caylee was when she went missing. $5 would buy shoes for a child in foster care.

    I don't mean to sound harsh but I watched one woman wailing at the site about the fact that couldn't have children and not one hour later two little girls who have waited for an adoptive family were shown on TV in the hope that they could find a home.

    Caylee is beyond suffering and she was gone before 99% of the people who are sobbing at the memorial site ever knew that she existed here on earth.
    I can double darn guarantee that some of those sweet little ones laying down toys and flowers are at risk in their homes too.

    Justice for Caylee will come but the real memorial to her life is making a positive choice to improve the lives of children who need us here.
     
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    Were these toys placed on the Anthony property? If not, aren't they TRESPASSING on someone else's property to take these items? Double standard rules in this family.
     
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    Wise Old Owl Retired WS Staff & Founding member of AFKBPOFPOPL

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    This is a no win situation. Leave the toys to ruin or donate the toys to needy children. I won't comment either way.

    I do have a question though. In one of the last itnerviews where Cindy took a reporter into Caylee's room, she (CA) stated that Xmas gifts for Caylee were starting to arrive - even showed the bags and boxes in a corner. Question - did the A's also donate THOSE toys to the needy as well? Now that I would like to know.
     
  21. yolorado

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    Hope not, but good luck.

    Again, regarding the memorials, the people who brought the toys brought them to the Caylee memorial and I think that should be THEIR call, not my call, not the call of people who think they know a better use for the tributes, not the Anthonys call- if they aren't on Ant property or on Caylee's grave, when it would then be Ant business. Most people are aware that giving toys to charity is a good thing and capable of making that happen...if that's what they want. If they want to bring something to memorialize Caylee, why is that not legitimate and why should the Ants be able to over rule their decision...no matter how altruistic their motives might seem? These things aren't on Ant property. It really isn't Ant business. They Ants should stay out of it. Let the memorials stand...until the city or property owner is ready for them to go.
     
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