When Tisdale visited his brother, Coker, at his brother's home in Iowa, he informed Coker in no uncertain terms that the little town on the river that Coker had moved to would never amount to anything and that he (Tisdale) was going to Missouri. Well you see where Tisdale ended up. While a pretty area, it falls short of a hopping metropolis. As for Coker? That 'little town' is Des Moines.