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Ingredients

1 cup dates, chopped
1 cup boiling water
1 large tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, beaten
1-1/2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Topping:
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup cold water

Instructions

Heat, mix and cool first four ingredients. Add remaining ingredients. Use a square glass pan, greased and floured. Bake at 350 degrees. Test for doneness in the middle of cake with tookpick or tester. Baking time differs with different ovens. When cakes tests done, take out of oven and cover with topping. Combine topping ingredients and boil until syrupy. Spread over cake. Cut into squares and serve with whipped cream.

Charlotte Scott
Rock Island, Illinois




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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