Hands up if you agree with me that life was somehow simpler and more enjoyable when we were 9 years old. In my case, the year was 1956, a year before Leave It To Beaver first appeared on the single channel you could find on our black and white TV. Speaking of TV, these days October has to the craziest month for watching sports on the box, with football, baseball AND hockey. Thank heaven for my wonderful smart TV and its magical PVR. It was definitely a lot simpler in 56.