Welcome to my photostream. I joined Ipernity in 2008. It is suggested that you look at my albums before scrolling through my pictures. Thank you.

I have been retired for 19 yrs and am interested in computers, digital photography and in using my five Apple products. I worked in the pulp and paper industry for 33 years as a senior mechanical project and design engineer.

I take photos in Real Life as well as in the Second Life Virtual World. Presently, I am using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 and a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 Cameras.

I have been a member of Second Life (SL) Virtual World since May 31/07 at www.secondlife.com. For those of you in SL, my name is PCE Graves. I like exploring new things, socializing and learning new things.

My photos here on Ipernity will comprise some of my photos that I posted to flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/pcellis2/sets . I plan to transfer more of my flickr photos to Ipernity as time goes on. However, Flickr will be my main site I post pictures to.

I was born in Montreal in 1936 and spent first nine years of my life in Three Rivers at 852 Notre Dame Street. In 1945 my parents moved to Montreal where I spent my teenage years and early twenties. My father had a second summer and winter home at Christieville dans les Laurentides pres de St Sauveur des Monts. There I learned to ski and then raced in the Laurentian ski zone as a class "C" skier.

In 1958 I went to UNB in Fredericton, NB and studied mechanical engineering. I graduated in 1963 and had my first engineering job in Sorel with Beloit. Was married in 1965 and moved to Watertown, NY in 1968 to work for Black Clawson. My son was born in the USA. Moved back to Canada in 1971 to Ottawa to work for E.B. Eddys until 1989 when I was then transferred to Papier Scott Ltee in Hull. In 1994, I was given an early retirement package at age 58.

During my university years, I had summer jobs in Quebec city, Ste. Hyacinthe, Newfoundland and Banff, Alberta.

My stories about my journey with the late effects of polio can be read at pcellis.blogspot.com

You will also find me at www.flickr.com/photos/pcellis2

The present late effects of my acute bulbar polio attack in 1951: www.flickr.com/photos/pcellis1/sets/72157594160004887/

I'm Male and Taken.
Ottawa, Canada