Remembering Agnes Bryen Meyerson

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
My mom, Agnes Bryen Meyerson, died on this date in 1970, at the age of 49, of breast cancer — a disease our family didn’t discuss until after her death.

Breast cancer, as with many other forms of cancer, was a secret for a lot of families back then.

She left behind a husband, Miles Meyerson; three young kids; and a handful of writings that convey a love of words inherited by a generation of grandchildren she never knew. Here’s one, published in the Chicago Daily News Oct. 31, 1969, just weeks before her death.