Larry and Poncy Helen McDonnell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 22, 2013. Their children hosted a surprise dinner party, complete with a video slide show, a replica of the original wedding cake, original dresses from the wedding, and a toast from the best man! It was a fun evening enjoyed with extended family and long time friends.
Larry graduated from Castleberry, and Poncy from Northside High School. Larry was in the construction business for most of his career, specializing in building nursing homes. Poncy worked as a secretary, and then as a stay-at-home-mom, helping Larry with his business. They now own and operate McDonnell Star Ranch in Granbury, Texas.
They have four married children: Larry Jr. and Katy McDonnell, Kimberly and Troy Leslie, Cindy and Brian Schulman, and Michael and Rhiannon McDonnell. They are very proud of their 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Larry and Poncy enjoy travelling with friends, recently visiting Cancun, going on a New England and Canada cruise, and seeing the U.S. in their R.V. They look forward to officially celebrating their anniversary with a cruise to the Mediterranean.
Published in the Star-Telegram on April 7, 2013