At table the other evening conversation briefly turned to an early musical here inthe first years of the Charlottetown Festival: Sunshine Town. It was based on Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town – a book familiar to every Canadian school child of the 40s and 50s. Certainly when I was growing up Stephen Leacock’s short stories were required reading on our school curricula. One of my favourites was My Financial Career – it certainly mirrored my early fear of banks. As with all of Leacock’s stories the humour is a gentle with a wry dig at the figures of authority that intimidated so many of us.