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hen Renee and
Barry Bean of
learned their middle
daughter, Emily, 26, of West
Bloomfield was engaged last March to
Alex Fish, 24, of West Bloomfield,
they were thrilled — and not too sur-
prised. Years earlier, they guessed that
Emily would be the first of their three
daughters to get married.
Two months later, on Mother's Day,
the family gathered for breakfast at a
local deli. In walked the brothers, par-
ents and grandparents of youngest
daughter Julie's boyfriend, David
Tigay, 24, of West Bloomfield.
"When Julie walked into the restau-
rant, her face was glowing and there
was a ring on her finger," says Renee.
The whole restaurant was congratu-
lating the family when Julie and her
finance announced their engagement."
The year 2004 was almost over when
the triple mitzvah was completed.
Oldest daughter Marla Bean, 28, who
lives in Chicago, called mid-December
with the news that she and her
boyfriend, Bruce Rothschild, 27, of
Chicago were engaged to be married.
All three couples will marry in 2004.
"When we tell people that all three
daughters are getting married this year,
their eyes get wide as saucers," says
Renee. "They're ready to pass out!
Then they say, 'Couldn't you talk
them into one wedding for all three?'
But I always say I want them each to
have they're own special day. "
Dr. Barry Bean, a podiatrist in
Southfield and Detroit, has another
way of handling the admittedly expen-
sive situation. Humor. How will he
handle the finances? He says that's
why God invented home equity loans.,
He also jokes that now he'll never be
able to retire.
"I'm glad they're all happy," says
Barry. All three are marrying wonder-
ful guys and basically I'm honored to
have them in the family."
on page 18C
Right: Checking Emily's veil are Renee,
Marla and Julie.
Opposite page: From top, Marla Bean
and Bruce Rothschild, Emily Bean and
Alex Fish, Julie Bean and David Tigay.