You are so right about this, as I remembered us kids had to carry the water from a spring(about a block away) on wash day. She had an old Maytag with a motor my father had attached and there was a wringer too. She heated the water on a bottle gas stove, then carried it out to the wash shed. Then started washing whites, pastel colors, medium colors, going on until she got to blue jeans, dark pants or dark material cloths. Thanks for reminding me, as I had forgotten this.