Southern Tale ~ Cooter Brown supposedly lived on the line that divided the North and South during the American Civil War, making him eligible for military draft by either side. He had family on both sides of the line, so he did not want to fight in the war. He decided to get drunk and stay drunk for the duration of the war so that he would be seen as useless for military purposes and would not be drafted.
In the South we believe in keep'n Mama happy! Cause you have to agree, if your Mama isn't happy, she'll make sure you know it. And, until you get back in her good graces, you are better to just keep clear of her!
It Doesn’t Amount to a Hill of Beans In the South, a hill of beans is its own measuring stick. Whether you’re talking about volume or value, a hill of beans isn’t worth much. That means whatever you’re talking about is worth less than very little.