George and Cindy Anthony’s home is in foreclosure. Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda–Oh the choices we make!
Documents filed Monday in Orange Circuit Court show that the Bank of America is foreclosing on George and Cindy Anthony’s long time home at 4937 Hopespring Drive. The records show that they bought their house in 1989 for $90,900 and they now owe between $50,000 and $249,000. (wow, that’s a big range!)
Here’s a link to the foreclosure documents: LINK
I guess that answers the question of whether the Anthonys’ money train has run out. It must have dried up a long time ago if they are in foreclosure, because that doesn’t happen overnight. I seriously doubt they would let their home slip through their fingers if they had a choice. It also adds new fuel to the rumors that Casey Anthony’s defense is facing some serious money woes.
No matter what you might think of George and Cindy Anthony, it’s all very sad isn’t it? I wonder if things would be dramatically different for them right now if they had, early on, focused on truth and justice for their granddaughter no matter where or to what that truth led them? I really believe that’s the direction George Anthony first took, but when he came to that proverbial fork in the road–well, we all know that in the end they both chose to walk a very different path. And, in spite of her best efforts, it doesn’t look like Cindy is going to get her demon daughter back. . It appears that turning away from Caylee to save Casey has all been for naught.
Of course, nothing the Anthonys’ might or might not have done could bring Caylee back, but they could have found some remnant of normalcy and sense of purpose in their lives if they had done things differently. Hindsight is 20/20, but it’s so painfully obvious that if they had stepped away from the glare of the spotlight, wiped the dollar signs from their eyes, and instead quietly and diligently sought the truth, they certainly wouldn’t have become the most recognizable and reviled grandparents of a murdered child in America. If they had sought out good people like the Kesses’, Marc Klaas, and John Walsh, instead of the Dennis and Sherry Milsteads’ of the world, what would their lives be like now? Sure, their granddaughter would still be dead, their daughter would still be a festering boil in a jail cell, and their lives would still be forever changed–but, maybe not lying in ruins around them.
The old saying, “When God closes a door, he always opens a window” is only partially true, I think. He opens several–and then allows us to chose which one to go through. I believe the Anthony family generated a lot of money from the media outlets as well as from sympathetic strangers when their story first surfaced. What they did with that money was, in the end, their choice. George and Cindy Anthony could have taken the tragic loss of their granddaughter and turned it into something that would not only have honored Caylee, but also could have helped other children like her and families like theirs. They could have chosen to help push through what appears to be the now defunct, Caylee’s Law, or to educate families with children like Casey as to how they might avoid similar fates. They could have found a purpose and a peace that they obviously don’t have. At the very least they would be employable today, and more people would be apt to help them out of their current crisis. That’s not the window they chose.
If Casey set out to deliberately destroy her family by doing away with Caylee, the news of her parent’s foreclosure must make her smile. It’s one more nail in the family coffin. It’s been said that what goes around comes around, (It’s a mystery to me why I’m so full of cliche’s today) and if that is true, Casey better brace herself–the Karma that just got her mom and dad is coming her way with a vengeance. She may be slow in coming, but she’s definitely coming.
Better watch out, Casey! We all know Karma. She’s a bitch with a memory, and though it may be later than sooner now that the trial has been further delayed, she’s still comin’ to get you, girl!