WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- Bowling is a lot like life.
Well, not really, but Herb Rebele has bowled a lot in his life. Thursday was his day of days: His 100th birthday.
One-hundred years ago, the world was embroiled in World War I while little baby Herb was growing up on his family's farm in Sauk Center, Minnesota.
"You could buy a candy bar for a nickel. Cigarettes 10 cents a pack, eggs a penny apiece," Rebele said.
Wars, presidents, even a century came and went, but the one constant in Rebele's life was, and is, bowling.
Rebele fell in love with the game as a 10-year-old boy in 1927 when he worked as a pin monkey at a bowling alley. He's been playing the duckpins ever since.
He's on a bowling league and he can be caught every week at the Brunswick Zone in Wheat Ridge. Even on his 100th birthday.
"It happened on a Thursday. We bowl every Thursday," he said.
Call it lucky. Or maybe, the fountain of youth comes in many forms.