We definitely had rag curls (I'm 50). Do not ask me why (we didn't pay a water bill, it was included in our rent) but we only bathed on Saturday nights or when we were dirty. But after our baths (I have three younger sisters, by the way)we would sit on the floor in front of the couch, and Mom would roll our hair on strips of clean rags, then tie them up. The next morning, she'd unroll them, and we had the neatest little sausage curls you can imagine. She'd put a bow in our hair and off we'd go to mass. Move over, Shirley Temple.