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I Am Pessimistically Hoping

Updated on November 8, 2014
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In 2007, Greg's 23 month old Grandson was killed. At that point, he found a need to write about his family, crime, and local issues.

3 Years And Counting

The Grandpa you see in the news video below is yours truly.

Please understand that I am weeping now as if this all happened yesterday. To my wife and I, it did.

Jonathan was killed June 23rd, 2007. As of now, May 20th, 2010, no charges of any kind have been filed.

The police chief you see in the video has not been chief for quite some time. The whole case has gone "cold". This makes no sense to me as I have all the Department of Social Services paperwork and there is more than enough evidence to press charges on David Olson (my daughter's ex-boyfriend). No one has went to jail over this crime; well, I guess that's not true; our Laclede county sheriff department did throw me in the county lock-up for 12 hours saying they thought I was "losing my mind". When the counselor arrived, he told the authorities I was just as sane as them, if not more so.

I have watched many changes in this community in this three years; some good and some bad.

Laclede county is known to be the worst county in Missouri for child abuse/deaths. I pray that will change.

Please watch the video I made below and I will explain why I write this hub.

In Memory of Jonathan

The Re-Opening

In this 3 years of mourning, I have become quite political, voicing my opinion on many of the local, state and federal injustices that happen to people daily.

I drive my pickup with a picture of Jonathan and a disturbing sign that says " Will Laclede County Allow This Babies Death To Go Unpunished?".

I find that this "advertisement" has brought tears, screams, hugs, and even sometimes I get waves of middle fingers. People just being people, which keeps me in prayer for them at all times.

I have wondered if this sign is doing anything. I have asked God if I should take it down, but the problem with that is: I promised Jonathan it would stay until something was done.

Yesterday I was told through a local forum that radio news had said that Lebanon Police Department was re-opening a bunch of cold cases. I was also told that they believe Jonathan's is one.

Is it a "political" maneuver? I hope and pray it isn't, but from the crap I have seen here, I wonder. That is the reason for the title of this hub.

I have watched many good things come from the new Chief of Police; Chief Brauer. I pessimistically hope that he is doing what they say and that Justice for Jonathan will finally come.

To the right are links to every single piece I have developed on-line in hopes for justice.

I ask you all to pray. As I sit here typing with tears falling on my keyboard, I know many of you will. Please pray for peace for us and Justice for my Grandson. Please pray that the little boy my daughter gave birth to after Jonathan will have peace also. She was pregnant by the loser who did this.

I know God has a plan and I know that many have come closer to our Savior because of Jonathan.

Thank you for your support and prayers and may God's Grace suffice because that is all we really have!

By the way, I don't know if you read these or not, but thank you Chief Brauer!

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2010 Greg Boudonck


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    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      8 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thank you Granny's House and all you others.

      I will stay strong and I know it will all come out in the end!

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      Granny's House 

      8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      I have seven grandchildren. I can not imagine how I would go on. You keep strong. One day that son of a bitch will get his. One way or another. Do you know what they do to assholes like that in jail. He will deserve it all. I am so sorry for your loss.

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      8 years ago

      I am so so sorry. What a horrible tragedy. My thoughts are with you.

    • Kristeen profile image


      8 years ago from Michigan

      My heart goes out to you. It seems like CPS takes some children from homes on a whim when its not necessary and then other times when people report abuse and the child really needs help they ignore it. I am so sorry about your granson. I can't even imagine the pain you feel.

    • TinaMarieTad profile image


      8 years ago from Michigan

      What a loving tribute to your grandson! I am praying for justice for your family and your grandson. Have faith! God Bless!

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      Kaie Arwen 

      8 years ago

      Opening up the case will be bittersweet for you, but hopefully give you a sense of closure.............. my Grandma always told me that she didn't cry because the people who've gone to heaven before you can't see you if you're crying, that there aren't any tears in Heaven so they wouldn't be with her if she did...........

      If she was right............ Jonathan needs to see his Grandpa again............ and his Grandpa needs the closure that justice brings............ I pray for you.

      Stay strong!


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      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Even if it is a political maneuver, Froggy, reopening Jonathan's case is absolutely necessary. I so hope things go well this time around.

      I am so very sorry.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      8 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thanks T--hope all is well with you too.

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      t ahart 

      8 years ago

      hang in there bro justice will come one way or another

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      8 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thank you my friends.

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      Here for Froggy and his Family 

      8 years ago

      I heard the same thing Frogman, that they are re-opening Jonathan's case! Hope they nail that Bastard this time!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      You have come along way my friend and I still pray for you every single day. I am proud of you for all you have done and for NOT giving up and for finding The Lord...Justice will be done...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      A F Stiger 

      8 years ago from Home

      I do share unexplainable pain that lays deep in your heart. Though, my grandson (AJ) did not die. Its like he's the living dead. The torturous pain daily. The medication does no good, and the depressant medication makes him worse. He's 12 years old now. Only one of the boys was convicted, 5 years probation and the state sent him to a private school. The police claim they can't find the other boys. I'm thinking they either don't have the brains, man power, or can't leave dunkin donuts long enough to go check the schools the boys go too.

      My prayers are with and for your new grandson, Jonathan and you.

      Keep the signs on the until a conviction is made.

      Take His Care and Guidance

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      8 years ago from carthage ill

      beautiful great loving hub tribute sorry for child its sad truth heart breaking read

      thanks much mike

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      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      I am so sorry. I am a psychotherapist working with the child abuse prevention council in MN. We work hard to teach people to wake up and notice when like you did, you see something is just not right. God bless you and your family and know your precious grandson is watching over you knowing your fighting for him. I pray with all my heart justice is done.

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      8 years ago from Virginia

      The justice system sometimes is dumbfounding in its ability to not do the right thing.

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      The Loan Arranger 

      8 years ago

      Shocking. I hope justice prevails and you can get some closure soon.


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