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Brent grew up in rural North Carolina and went to a fairly small public school system. In elementary school he was identified as “gifted and talented”,  and twice a week he would be made to sit in the hallway outside the classroom and do advanced academic work.

His other classmates (as schoolkids do), started calling him “gifted and ‘tarded”. It was a cruel moniker, but Brent didn’t really care because his parents taught him that just because he was good a figurin’ and cipherin’, he was no more blessed or special than anyone else.  EVERYONE is gifted in one way or another–including the budding comedian who came up with that nickname.

At Beekman 1802, we are always amazed at the talented people that we meet everyday, from our neighbors down the street, to the Beekman Neighbors around the world, to each of the artisans that are part of the Beekman 1802 community.  You are ALL geniuses to us.

So this year, the theme of holiday at the flagship Beekman 1802 Mercantile in “Everyone is Gifted”

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