Sift all dry ingredients together. That would be flour, spices, salt, baking soda and sugar.
Mix the dry ingredients with all the wet ingredients. Then add nuts and raisins.
Grease and flour 2 loaf pans. I swear the original recipes say to grease and flour 4-1 lb coffee cans or 8-vegetable cans and fill half full. Now that is a hoot. Bake at 350 for about 1 hour or until firm.