Americana: Driving 'Em Crazy

It looked like a real nice morning for a trip, so Russell Grafton, 79, and his wife Ruby, 74, climbed into their 1982 Ford Bronco and drove off. Thus began a nine-day jaunt that frazzled the Graftons' relatives, baffled police and may have involved some 4,000 U.S. miles.

Driving on back roads, the couple meandered through northern Illinois as far as Chicago, east into Indiana, south to Paducah, Ky., and then into the St. Louis area. Back in Carman township, Ill., distraught family members, unaware that the Graftons were motoring aimlessly, reported them missing....

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