It's Drinking Straw Day, the day for the slender, hollow, sometimes bendable, plastic tube for blowing bubbles in your milk. Well, maybe not, but my youngest kids like to do it. I've even known of kids using straws to shoot spit balls or at least the straws wrapper at someone.
Straws, as much fun as they can provide, are usually meant for drinking and while modern straws were patented in 1888 by Marvin C. Stone and were at first made of paper, they have been around for thousands of years.
Let's take time today to be thankful for drinking straws and their ease of use.