Farm Pumpkin Bread

1       cup water
1       cup vegetable oil
1       pound can of pumpkin or pumpkin pie filling
3       cups sugar
3       eggs
1       cup black walnuts, chopped
1 1/2    cups dates, chopped
3 1/2    cups self-rising flour
1       teaspoon each: salt, ginger, and nutmeg
1/2    teaspoon baking powder
1/2    teaspoon cloves
2       teaspoons cinnamon
2       teaspoons baking soda

Assemble all ingredients and utensils. In a large mixing bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Sift together the remaining ingredients. Mix well with the pumpkin mixture. Pour into 2 large greased loaf pans. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 1 and 1/2 hours. Yield: 2 large loaves

From Meet Me at The Belle Meade Plantation