When the Chestertown Spy recently decided to start a “Chestertown Flashback” series to record personal memories of growing up along the Chester River, it was hard to think of anyone more qualified to start the program than Ann Wilmer Hoon. The only daughter of the legendary former mayor, Phillip Wilmer, Ann is part of a eight generation family of Chestertown natives (starting with Stepney Manor), with several different experiences with Chestertown. From attending grade school on High Street, to being sent away to a Virginia prep school and later Wellesley College, and then returning to the family farm with her husband Sandy after a professional life in Pittsburgh, Ann’s collective memory of fun times and tough times is both entertaining and moving.
Chestertown Flashback: Ann Wilmer Hoon
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Letters to Editor
We love you Ann!
Janice D says
Bravo, Ann, it’s so good to hear your stories of by-gone days.
Chestertown sure was a differnt place.
And growing grapes on your farm?!?! How terrific.
Stay well. Janice
John & Esther Sprinkle says
Love you and loved seeing you recently!
Thank you for sharing the memories!
John & Esther
The Rev. Joan Testin says
Ann – you are such a delight! I thoroughly enjoyed hearing your stories about your youthful times here in Chestertown. I am very glad that your husband brought you back to Chestertown; Pittsburgh’s loss was our gain. Thank you for the interview, and I’ll look forward to the “fruits” of the future.