When Charles Schmidt turned 50 in 1989, Pat Schmidt organized a surprise birthday party for him in Plano. She told him she was planning a party for Tom Schmidt, who was also born in January. Charles was to keep Tom away from the house while she set everything up. He was completely fooled. His famous quote was “when I walked in the door I saw all the people… but they were the wrong people. I was expecting Tommy’s friends, not my friends.”
Rest in peace, Charles Allen. Born January 1, 1939. Left us on June 30, 2015.