Here we go again… I Smell Cake!*

Today, while I was at work, I got a message on my phone that Sally Ride had past away. I was a little sad because I remembered how she was the first American woman in space and what that meant.

Sally Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012

Sally Ride is best known for being the first American woman in space and for her impact on U.S. space policy (The Ride Report). Having joined the space program in 1978, Ride made her historic first voyage into space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger (STS-7) in 1983, and made a second space flight aboard the Challenger in 1984 (STS 41-G). (from

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Other famous people who have recently died are:

Kitty Wells (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)

Kitty Wells, first female country music pioneer, dies at 92

Kitty Wells (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), born Ellen Muriel Deason, was an American country music singer. Her 1952 hit recording, “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”, made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts, and turned her into the first female country star. Her Top 10 hits continued until the mid-1960s, inspiring a long list of female country singers who came to prominence in the 1960s. (from

I was looking up some of Kitty Wells videos on and here was one that I liked. “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” (1952) hit.



Kitty Wells Official Home

Celeste Holm, Oscar-winning actress, ‘Oklahoma!’, dies 95

I always thought she was she was beautiful. She looked regal and sophisticated.

Celeste Holm (April 29, 1917 – July 15, 2012) (Image Credit: Everett Collection.)

Celeste Holm (April 29, 1917 – July 15, 2012) was an American stage, film and television actress, known for her Academy Award-winning performance in Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), as well as for her Oscar-nominated performances in Come to the Stable (1949) and All About Eve (1950) and originating the role of Ado Annie in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! (1943). (from


In the past couple of weeks, we lost three wonderful and impressive women. The world was a better place for what they contribute in their fields.



Side note:

*“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

From the Scrubs episode: “My Cake”
Season Four, Episode Six

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