Catenable double-ended queues are double-ended queues (deques) that support catenation (i.e., append) efficiently without sacrificing the efficiency of other operations. We present a purely functional implementation of catenable deques for which every operation, including catenation, takes (1) amortized time. Kaplan and Tarjan have independently developed a much more complicated implemen-tation of catenable deques that achieves similar worst-case bounds. The two designs are superficially similar, but differ in the underlying mechanism used to achieve efficiency in a persistent setting (i.e., when used in a non-single-threaded fashion). Their implementation uses a technique called recursive slowdown, while ours relies on the simpler mechanism of lazy evaluation.Besides lazy evaluation, our implementation also exemplifies the use of two additional language features: polymorphic recursion and views. Neither is indispensable, but both significantly simplify the presentation.