This recipe is so close to my heart. When I was young, I refused to eat my other Grandmother's banana bread because it wasn't like Grandma Joyce's. When I went off to college, my Grandma mailed me a loaf every couple weeks. (I even fell down my dorm stairs one time rushing down to pick up my package containing banana bread.) It has been six years or so since she passed. Now, when I miss her terribly, I bake loaf after loaf of her bread and give it away to share the joy I felt every time I received her special packages.