Bob Cummings and his many family members and friends gathered last Saturday for a big anniversary.
Born on Aug. 2, 1914, Cummings celebrated his 100th birthday at the fellowship hall of Fredericksburg Bible Church.
The party included a cake with 100 candles, along with Cummings’ favorite game: dominoes.
“What he likes best when playing dominoes is blocking you, so he gets 70 or 80 points,” said JoAnne Spencer, Cummings’ daughter. (He also has a son, Bob Jr.).
Like all soon-to-be centenarians, Cummings gets asked his secret to longevity.
“If you’re going to live to be 100, before you even begin, don’t start drinking anything they put before you,” he said. “No alcohol — no beer, no wine. And eat right, also.”
One noteworthy person who missed the celebration was Roy Cummings, Cummings’ identical twin brother. Roy passed away on July 9.