Tom’s great-great-great grandfather arrived in a little town in the Ozarks running from a murder charge; he never left. Five generations later, Tom was raised on a farm in that same town. Hillbillies traditionally don’t move around much, and the other Bentons are pretty traditional. Tom moved around, though, starting when he left the hills for a fancy college out east. Now Tom lives in the Kansas City area, which is close enough to the Ozarks for an easy visit but far enough away to deter kin who might want to visit him.