This is my mother in law's recipe, and it is a favorite among our family and friends!
1/2 c. shortening
3/4 c. white sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar (optional: plus a little extra, separated, to top)
2 c. flour plus a little extra
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
chopped pecans to top (optional)
Preheat oven to 345. Grease and flour a loaf pan. Mix the shortening, white and brown sugar, and eggs, set aside. Then mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Combine all ingredients. Bake for approximately 50 minutes. Top with brown sugar and pecans.