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I like you and I know why…

08 Dec 13
Megan
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As promised when telling you about my Environmentally Friendly Wedding, here is the text from my reading. I absolutely love this story! It’s a very long story though so I chose select verses from it for our wedding… I couldn’t cut out much of it though as I thought it described me and E so well. 

Anyway here’s the full text:

Photo (c) Doug Quine Photography, November 2011

Photo (c) Doug Quine Photography, November 2011

I Like You

By Sandol Stoddard Warburg

I like you and I know why

I like you because you are a good person to like

I like you because when I tell you something special you know it’s special

And you remember it a long, long time

You say remember when you told me something special

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Photo (c) J. Sanderson, November 2011

And both of us remember

When I think something is important

you think it’s important too

When I say something funny, you laugh

I think I’m funny and you think I’m funny too

I like you because you know where I’m ticklish

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Photo (c) J. Sanderson, November 2011

And you don’t tickle me there except just a little tiny bit sometimes

But if you do, then I know where to tickle you too

You know how to be silly

That’s why I like you

Boy are you ever silly

I never met anybody sillier than me till I met you

I like you because you know when it’s time to stop being silly

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Photo (c) J. Sanderson, November 2011

Maybe day after tomorrow

Maybe never

Oops, too late, it’s quater past silly

We fool around the same way all the time

Sometimes we don’t say a word

We snurkle under fences, we spy secret places

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Photo (c) Doug Quine Photography, November 2011

If I am a goofus on the roofus, hollering my head off

You are one too

If I pretend I am drowning

Your pretend you are saving me

If I am getting ready to pop a paper bag

Then you are getting ready to jump

That’s because you really like me

Photo (c) Doug Quine Photography, November 2011

Photo (c) Doug Quine Photography, November 2011

You really like me, don’t you

And I really like you back

And you like me back and I like you back

And that’s the way we keep on going every day

If you go away, then I go away too

or if I stay home, you send me a postcard

You don’t just say Well see you around sometime, bye

I like you a lot because of that

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Photo (c) Doug Quine Photography, November 2011

If I go away, I send you a postcard too

And I like you because if we go away together

And if we are in Grand Central Station

And if I get lost

Then you are the one that is yelling for me

And I like you because when I am feeling sad

You don’t always cheer me up right away

Sometimes it is better to be sad

You can’t stand the others being so googly and gaggly every single minute

You want to think about things

It takes time

Photo (c) Doug Quine Photography, November 2011

Photo (c) Doug Quine Photography, November 2011

I like you because if I am mad at you

Then you are mad at me too

It’s awful when the other person isn’t

They are so nice and hoo-hoo you could just about punch them in the nose

I like you because if I think I am going to throw up then you are really sorry

You don’t just pretend you are busy looking at the birdies and all that

You say maybe it was something you ate

You say the same thing happened to me one time

And the same thing did

If you find two four-leaf clovers, you give me one

If I find four, I give you two

If we only find three, we keep on looking

Sometimes we have good luck, and sometimes we don’t

Photo (c) J. Sanderson, November 2011

Photo (c) J. Sanderson, November 2011

If I break my arm and if you break your arm too

Then it is fun to have a broken arm

I tell you about mine, you tell me about yours

We are both sorry

We write our names and draw pictures

We show everybody and they wish they had a broken arm too

I like you because I don’t know why but

Everything that happens is nicer with you

I can’t remember when I didn’t like you

Photo (c) J. Sanderson, November 2011

Photo (c) J. Sanderson, November 2011

It must have been lonesome then

I like you because because because

I forget why I like you but I do

So many reasons

On the 4th of July I like you because it’s the 4th of July

On the fifth of July, I like you to

If you and I had some drums, and some horns and some horses

If we had some hats and some flags and some fire engines

We could be a HOLIDAY

We could be a CELEBRATION

Photo (c) J. Sanderson, November 2011

Photo (c) J. Sanderson, November 2011

We could be a WHOLE PARADE

See what I mean?

Even if it was the 999th of July, even if it was August

Even if it was way down at the bottom of November

Even if it was no place particular in January

I would go on choosing you

And you would go on choosing me

Over and over again

That’s how it would happen every time

Photo (c) J. Sanderson, November 2011

Photo (c) J. Sanderson, November 2011

I don’t know why

I guess I don’t know why I like you really

Why do I like you

I guess I just like you,

I guess I just like you because I like you.

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  1. Just Another F-Bomb December 8, 2013 at 9:14 am

    That was beautiful Megan, such a lovely bride and groom too!

    • Megan S December 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks. I really loved the story and E is just the best for me 🙂

  2. dawnhosking December 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Beautiful 😉

    • Megan S December 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you Dawn 🙂

  3. Jumping_Jenny_444 December 10, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Awww, that book is so sweet!!! 🙂 if I was at your wedding, I would have cried because its so moving. 😉

    • Megan S December 10, 2013 at 11:12 am

      I was crying while I was reading it 😉

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