Thursday, March 12, 2009

Punky Brewster

Punky Brewster, originally uploaded by ujima.

March 9The 1958 founding of Underwater Adventure Seekers (UAS) is celebrated on this date. They are the oldest African-American scuba diving club in the world.UAS, located in Washington, D.C., has trained thousands of individuals to scuba dive during its history. Their dive travel experiences have taken them from Australia to Africa, all of the Caribbean, most of the Bahamas, and parts of Central America. Although it is not commonly known, African-Americans have been involved in recreational scuba diving since its introduction to the United States over 50 years ago.
As early as the 1950s, Black dive clubs existed in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Many of these clubs were started by military veterans who wanted to continue to pursue those scuba skills learned in the service.

Feeling very punky today and couldn't go out . Caught some kind of bug from my nephew who was here the weekend. The sun is shining and I'm sitting at the window looking out at a beautiful day.
Bright spot? I wrote a letter to Rehab, a child in the Sudan of whom I am now a sponsor.
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