It’s that time of year again, and Thanksgiving weekend has arrived! This means Guru headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. The office will reopen on Monday, December 2. All payments will be processed on Wednesday, November 27 and Monday, December 2. Be sure you’ve received your payment before making payments from your bank account to third parties.

To those celebrating, enjoy your weekend with family and friends, and be sure to eat plenty of turkey. Remember to be thankful for everything the last year has brought you. We are extremely thankful for each and every one of you!

Thanksgiving Fun Facts:

Deer may have been the original Thanksgiving meat, not turkey. The first Thanksgiving was a 3-day harvest feast held in Massachusetts in 1621 between English Protestant settlers and the tribe of the Wampanoag. The area did have plenty of wild turkeys, however it was chronicled that the Wampanoag guests arrived with the offering of five deer, which were probably roasted on a spit and turned into a stew.

Thanksgiving inspired TV dinners. Swanson created TV dinners in 1953 because it was a convenient way to use leftover frozen Thanksgiving turkeys. The first TV dinner was a “Thanksgiving meal” of turkey, cornbread dressing, frozen peas and sweet potatoes.

Cranberries were originally used as medicine, not for flavor. Cranberries are a staple at any traditional Thanksgiving dinner. They were first used by Native Americans as a fabric dye, healing agent, and a preventative of scurvy.

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