"Ethel and I shared much together as we were growing up on Blythewood Road. We took long walks in Roland Park, rode at Hechter's riding academy [in Druid Hill Park] and got sent on an excursion up the St. Lawrence River in Canada under the watchful eye of an elderly cousin," said her brother, Charles L. Wagandt II of Baltimore. "We put together our entrepreneurial skills in the ACE Company, which comprised the first letter of my sister Anne, myself, and Ethel. In those days you could buy a candy bar for a nickel and three for a dime. When we bought three at a time and sold each for a nickel, we made a 50 percent profit."