‘This is my home away from home’: Bowler rolling strong at 100 years old

Harry Burke is the Cedar rapids celebrated his 100th birthday recently was strike after strike after strike. If you hear me talking to my ball. If he doesn’t do good, we’ll try to encourage the ball to do better. Harry has been bowling for 90 years. He started when he was just 10 years old. There is *** warmth with bowling that you don’t find in other sports I like to do here. This is my home away from home basically. Burkas isn’t kidding. He says May City Bowl is his home away from home. He bowls in *** summer league and then it really gets busy. We get into the fall and winter months, then it’s monday, Wednesday and friday and I’m here every day. The day I shot harry, he was on fire with three strikes in *** row and four in the game On its way to *** 1:54, but I’ve never been what you’d call *** high scoring bowler. I do it for the exercise for the people has become part of me and Harry is *** true inspiration to all his bowling partners in the senior league. I told him If I live to be that long, I’m in the shape he’s in. I’d be great if he can do it at 100. I sure be able to do it at my age. So how do you live to be 100 Harry? I’ve never drank alcohol. I’ve never smoked. I’ve tried them all. Yes, but I mean, hi one time was enough for all of it is is still competitive on the lanes and he’s not about to give it up anytime soon, as long as I’m able to stand up and throw the ball. If nothing else, I’ll be like the little kids get up there and just throw it that way. As long as I can get the ball down and at least hit the pins. I want *** ball right up to the time that the undertaker comes for me.

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‘This is my home away from home’: Bowler rolling strong at 100 years old

One Iowa man just reached a major milestone — he turned 100 years old. Harry Berckes has been bowling for 90 years and decided to celebrate the big day by doing what he loves.”If you hear me talking to my ball, if it doesn’t do good I try to encourage the ball to do better,” said Harry.Harry started bowling when he was just 10 years old.”There is a warmth with bowling that you don’t find another sports,” he said. “This is my home away from home basically.”Harry is still competitive on the lanes and he is not to give it up anytime soon.He said, “I want to bowl right up until the time the undertaker comes for me.”When asked about the secret to living to 100 years old, Harry said, “I have never drank alcohol, I have never smoked, I tried them all, but one time was enough on all of it.”

One Iowa man just reached a major milestone — he turned 100 years old.

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Harry Berckes has been bowling for 90 years and decided to celebrate the big day by doing what he loves.

“If you hear me talking to my ball, if it doesn’t do good I try to encourage the ball to do better,” said Harry.

Harry started bowling when he was just 10 years old.

“There is a warmth with bowling that you don’t find another sports,” he said. “This is my home away from home basically.”

Harry is still competitive on the lanes and he is not to give it up anytime soon.

He said, “I want to bowl right up until the time the undertaker comes for me.”

When asked about the secret to living to 100 years old, Harry said, “I have never drank alcohol, I have never smoked, I tried them all, but one time was enough on all of it.”

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