Casey.

Casey!

It’s me again.

You thought I forgot?

WRONG!

It’s me. your conscience. It’s been a while since we last chatted. I wanted to remind you of some of the things you needed to do to get the ducks back in a row.

For openers, George and Cindy. Remember them, your parents? Granted, they did try to throw you under the bus during your trial but you need to make peace with them. They’re not young any more and their days on this Earth are numbered. Then there’s the issuse of your brother Lee. If nothing else, make peace with him as well as any potential nieces or nephews he may have.

Then there’s the issue of the tubes. Tie those for your sake. You’re not getting any younger and the mommy track wasn’t for you or anyone that you may meet in the future. I’m not saying don’t fall in love, just cut the tap off or make sure he’s wearing rubber, if you know what I mean.

There’s also that book deal and the interviews. Start writing that book and tell your side of the story. Do that interview with Dr. Phil, even if you have to blow his cell phone up. Tell your story but tell the truth. Honesty is still the best policy. Even if it was an accident and you tell us that you killed Caylee, there’s not a court on this Earth that can touch you because of Double Jeopardy.

Let’s not forget Jose Baez, the man that got you out of trouble. Casey, don’t bite the hand that’s been feeding you please. Jose’s no Johnny Cochran but he’s a damned good lawyer.

Then that tat. Really, girl? La Vida Loca? What were you thinking? Were you even thinking? Lose that thing ASAP. It makes you a target. Make friends with the nearest dermatologist and lose that thing.

Casey, you’ve been called cold. You’ve been called callous, a liar and that word that rhymes witch itch (we won’t use that word). You’ve done that AP interview in 2017 since you’ve been set free and shown us some glimpes of your life since the “Trial of the Century.” That’s a start but it’s not enough. The world needs to know what really happened and it needs to come from you. Tell us what happened, the good, the bad and the ugly. We want to hear from you fairly and honestly. In the bigger picture, it’s time to get the ducks in a row, if not for you, then for Lee and your parents.

You’ve been found not guilty by a jury of your peers. Granted, that jury came from Pinellas County instead of Orange County. That means that you can profit from any book sale you may have in mind. Set up more meetings with your parents and Lee while you still have them, even if those meetings last no more than five minutes. They’re not going to be around forever.

I don’t want to sound like Marley’s ghost in “A Christmas Carol,” dear. At the same time, you’ve forged a lot of chains in your life, link by link, yard by yard. Has your story been perfect? Not by a long shot. At the same time, it’s time to come forward and be truthful.

There’s the saying that you can catch more flies with vinegar than honey. Get the ducks in a row. Lose the tat, tell the truth, tie the tubes and make peace with the ‘rents and your brother, if not for your sake, then for theirs.

The clock is ticking, Casey. The ball is now in your court.

(photo courtesy The Associated Press, The Orlando Sentinel and WESH-TV)  

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