Cream butter. Add sugar and mix. Add soda, salt, vanilla, eggs and bananas and mix well. Add flour and mix well. Add cherries and nuts and stir in by hand. Pour into well greased loaf pan(s) (I use two, 8-1/2 x 5-1/2" glass pans) Bake at 325 until toothpick comes out clean. I start at 45 minutes and go from there.