Coincidentally enough, I was just at a wedding.
Congratulations, Megan and Saúl!
From the box of F.J. from Sun City, Arizona. Some cards suggest a family history in Missouri and Kansas.
1-3/4 cup oatmeal
1-3/4 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. soda
1 cup butter (room temperature)
In saucepan place 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup dates (cut in small pieces), 1/2 cup water, cook at low temperature until thick.
Place first ingredients in mixing bowl and mix well until grains the size of a pea. Place 1/2 of this mixture in bottom of 8″ square pan. Pour cooled date mixture in.
Place remaining on top of date mixture. Bake 40 minutes at low heat 320 deg. F. or until slightly brown. (Will burn very easily.)
Cool in pan and cut in squares.