Mary’s Mosaic Tells Story Behind Murder of JFK Mistress, JFK’s Use of LSD

Peter Janney, the author of Mary’s Mosaic: The Conspiracy to Murder, John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer and Their Vision of World Peace may have written one of the best murder mysteries in his new non-fiction book released earlier this month.

It seems like there is no end to books about JFK’s affairs and this is one more such book. Janney attempts to show that Mary Pinchot Meyer was the mistress of JFK and when she started her personal investigation of his assassination she may have got too close to the truth.

The book tells of a CIA hitman named William Mitchell who shot and killed Meyer on a walking path in Georgetown, Maryland. Mitchell has reportedly vanished off the face of the earth and can’t be located, after telling investigative reporter Leo Damore that the murder of Meyer was standard operating procedure for the CIA. 

Janney leaves us to believe that JFK and Meyer experimented with drugs, but no concrete evidence of this is revealed. Meyer was very good friends with Dr. Timothy Leary and Leary had been interviewed by Damore before Damore committed suicide. Janney was able to purchase Damore’s notes and audio tapes in 2004, and apparently used those notes and tapes to write this book.

So once again JFK who was assassinated 49 years ago next November 22 is the subject of yet another book that portrays him,  as a adulterer who for the first time I know of, also reportedly using drugs.

Reviews of the book at are very favorable with 23 readers of 27 giving it five stars. No reader gave it the lowest ranking of one star.

Just when we think nothing new can come out about the assassination of JFK, this book shows us that there is still a lot we don’t know about our former president.


Ernest Tubb Story:

The Ernest Tubb Story album recorded on the MCA label was released in 1959 and was in my record collection at one time.. Like most record albums it eventually wound up being sold in a garage sale, but the record can still be bought today at eBay with nine copies available.

I can remember listening to the great older songs sung by Ernest Tubb including his signature song Walking the Floor Over You, Driftwood on the River, Let’s Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello, Filipino Baby, Rainbow at Midnight, Blue Christmas and many other songs sung by Tubb in his earlier days of being a recording artist.

Tubb would have been 97 years old in February if still alive, but died in 1984 at the age of 70. It was exciting to see Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn in concert, when they were singing together in a concert at the Rapides Parish Coliseum and bought albums of both singers and they both autographed their albums, which unfortunately were victims of garage sales too. 

I can remember listening to the Grand Ole Opry on WSM radio from Nashville, then the Ernest Tubb Record Shop show would follow the Opry broadcast. 

His idol was the singing brakeman Jimmie Rodgers and he emulated his style of singing, until his tonsils were removed and he no longer could yodel, so developed his own singing style.

There are mono and stereo copies of the album for sale. The album can be bought for as little as $8.79 with a $4.00 shipping charge for a total of $12.79. The most expensive copy sells for $30.00 with a $4 shipping charge for a total of $34.00.

The songlist for the Ernest Tubb Story LP record album:


Texas Troubadour

A few years ago I found a Texas Troubador Ernest Tubb CD online and it had a lot of the same song that were on the Ernest Tubb Story record album. 

The CD album includes 99 tracks of some of his best known songs, mostly from the 1940’s. Some of the songs apparently recorded during World War II, give a feeling of what it was like to be away from home, while serving in the miltary service.

The entire list of 99 songs can be found at this link: