People have made some pretty bizarre discoveries at garage sales over the years, but a Florida woman's recent find sounds more sad than anything. The woman claims to have bought some of toddler Caylee Anthony's belongings at a yard sale being thrown by the dead girl's grandparents, Cindy and George Anthony.
Christian Werner has got video to prove she was there, that the Anthonys, parents of the infamous Casey Anthony, who ranks right up near the top of the "most hated moms in the world" list, were selling off teddy bears, a kids' backpack, and other toys. The way she tells it, the Anthony family is a disgrace for parting with such precious items at a yard sale.
That's just a wee bit ridiculous. Not to mention presumptuous!
Werner has said she could understand the couple selling off Casey Anthony's stuff, but not little Caylee's belongings. She "will never understand how they could part with these things at a yard sale!"
I'm sure she doesn't understand what it's like to have your daughter charged with murder, your family's life ripped open and criticized by the world either.
But that's what happened to the Anthonys. Since Caylee's death, five years ago, they've had to deal not only with grieving her loss, but facing the fact that their daughter was not the person they thought she was, and do it all in the public eye.
It's been two years since Casey got a "not guilty" verdict, and while she's still battling things in the courts, the big story is more or less over for George and Cindy Anthony. They didn't kill little Caylee. They should be allowed to get back to living, to find some sort of closure over their ordeal.
For some of us, closure can only come of divesting ourselves of the material items that link us to a traumatic time. Keeping someone's bedroom as a shrine for decades is how some of us deal ... but not everyone, clearly not the Anthonys.
And so what if they chose a yard sale to get rid of her teddy bears and luggage? Would throwing her toys in the trash be a better option? Would that meet this woman's approval or would that simply open up a whole different can of worms?
Can Cindy and George Anthony ever really be allowed to move on?
Or is America holding them responsible for their granddaughter's death too?
Check out the video from the sale:
What do you think of the Anthonys' yard sale?