I can't believe I hadn't read this sooner! It's such a fun read in the tradition of Leacock's 'Sunshine Sketches,' but less idyllic and more ideal. When I was in the library picking up a few books I wanted to read, I saw a few by McLean on the shelf and realized that he is one lad I should be reading since I'm crazy into Can Lit. This collection was better than I expected. It's like reading a slice of life from any small town in the country. Fantastic.