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Chesterfield, VA grandma wishes to pole dance for 100th birthday

Published: Apr. 28, 2016 at 7:34 PM EDT|Updated: May. 8, 2016 at 7:34 PM EDT
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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A Chesterfield woman is preparing to celebrate her 100th birthday Saturday in an unusual way.

"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," said daughter Carol Lensch.

At nearly 100 years old, Beatrice Ingerling is in great health and doesn't require daily medication.

Ingerling, a mother of three children, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even great-great-grandchildren, is often referred to as Grandy and even Queen Bee. She lives up to that name, doing everything a Queen should.

"I go to the beauty parlor every week and have my hair done. And then during the week someone does it for me."

Ingerling thanks Oil Of Olay and wine to keeping her young and full of life.

"How much wine? Now, only a glass a day...it used to be two glasses," said Ingerling.

Queen Bee's birthday party will be held in Chesterfield with family and friends Saturday. The family guarantees to making sure her birthday wish comes true.

"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. 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."

Ingerling's family created a Facebook group online "100 days to 100 years." For 100 days until her 100th birthday, Ms. Beatrice will receive small presents from family, friends, and loved ones. She even received a letter from President Obama and First Lady.

They are sharing these special moments on Facebook, but her real surprise will be presented at her birthday party on Saturday.

Happy 100th birthday Mrs. Beatrice!

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