A Virginia woman surprised her family members and herself by deciding she wanted to perform a pole dance in celebration of her 100th birthday. Beatrice Ingerling had a pole installed in her house as the culmination of a “100 days to 100 years” celebration chronicled on Facebook by her daughter Carol Lensch.
Lensch was happy to document the celebration of Ingerling, who is also known as Grandy and Queen Bea, but was taken aback when she said she most wanted to pole dance to celebrate the milestone. “Some asked her what she wanted to do for her 100th birthday, and she said ‘a pole dance.’ And she no sooner said, ‘I don’t know why I said that.’ And the rest of us said we don’t know why you said that either, we didn’t even know you knew about pole dancing, mom,” Lensch told WWBT.
Throughout the 100 day celebration, Ingerling received numerous gifts from strangers and family members alike and was even treated to a celebration at His or Hers Salon. The celebration culminated in a small gathering at Ingerling’s home where she was surrounded by family and friends and fulfilled her wish of dancing on a pole.
“We have worked it out that we are going to set up a pole for her. And she is going to do a pole dance,” Lensch said. “Very tasteful dressed. Not in the leopard print leotard that she once suggested, but she will stand up by the pole because that was her dream.”