Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tightwad Bank, Tightwad, MO

Tightwad Bank, Tightwad, MO, originally uploaded by lophura.

This small town got its name from an incident in which a store owner cheated a postal worker by charging him an extra fifty cents for a better watermelon. Certainly they are much more hospitable these days, though it appears they all are still pretty tight with their money: none of the families counted in the 2006 census were living below the poverty line. And most of them keep their money in the Tightwad Bank.

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