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Beautiful Ohio

Last weekend I traveled to Ohio to visit my brother and sister in law near Wooster, Ohio. My father was a farmer, and his father was a farmer too. The roots of the Bupp family go way back into Holmes County which is south of Wooster and in the heart of Amish country. My brothers and I were raised on a farm near Wooster so you can understand why we like to revisit part of our past which still remains in our blood. The words of Beautiful Ohio were written by Ballard McDonald (1882 โ€“ 1935) (click here). The chorus of the song by the same name appears in capital letters. I hope you enjoy my trip back in time as much as I did:

BEAUTIFUL OHIO, WHERE THE GOLDEN GRAIN

DWARF THE LOVELY FLOWERS IN THE SUMMER RAIN

CITIES RISING HIGH, SILHOUETTE THE SKY.

FREEDOM IS SUPREME IN THIS MAJESTIC LAND;

MIGHTY FACTORIES SEEM TO HUM IN TUNE, SO GRAND.

BEAUTIFUL OHIO, THY WONDERS ARE IN VIEW,

LAND WHERE MY DREAMS COME TRUE!

4 thoughts on “Beautiful Ohio”

  1. Jim, Enjoyed your Beautiful Ohio. Brings back fond memories when we romped around the farms. Also enjoyed your piece the other week on swimming holes. I remember that too.
    Cousin Lee

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