In a large bowl mix:
2 cups rolled oats (Old Fashioned Oatmeal)
1 cup molasses
2 Tbsp shortening (Crisco)
1 Tbsp salt
Pour over this
3 cups boiling water. Stir well and allow to cool
When cooled, stir in
4 cups flour. Stir till well mixed
Soften and stir till dissolved
2 packages of yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water (about 80 degrees)
then add to oats-flour mixture and stir well.
Now add at least 4 more cups of flour and stir in. It's easier if you add 2 cups, stir well then add the next 2 cups of flour and stir.
Let rise till double in a warm, draft-free place, about 2 hours.
Stir dough down, scoop into well greased loaf pans (at least two large loaf pans, maybe a third). Allow to rise until double.
Bake in 375 degree oven for 40 minutes. If you use smaller loaf pans, cut back baking time to 25-30 minutes, should be nicely browned on top and sound hollow when tapped.