Wheat Ridge man still loves bowling at 100 years old

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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.