Catalpa, an online store? What were we thinking?!
If you have been coming to Catalpa Trading Company (CTC) for a while, you know that we believe in doing things the old fashioned way. We don't have computers or laptops or ipads or iphones in our possession. It's not that we don't believe in it, (clearly we do, we have an online store), it's just we've never gotten too excited about technology. Why have technology when you have an imagination and magic and toys to fuel your curiosity? But, alas, here we are, entering into our 20th year with an online store. We had an online store before. We actually built it from the ground up years ago with the help of my brother. At the time, that was the bee's knees! We were in high cotton, having an online store for our products! But that original set-up had limitations and everything with the internet changed so quickly that we just let it fall to the wayside. Nevertheless, here we are, back online and ready to do business.
I guess I just find it funny that we have an online business. It took us a whole week to figure out how to put this new blog post up, haha. Again, it's not that we don't grasp technology, it's just true that we prefer to evaporate half dollars in thin air. My parents, Raymond and Lucy, always have been able to wield magic with their imagination and help onlookers join in the fun. As their children, my brother and I learned how to coax Hiram out of his hiding place and make change appear from nowhere. Sadly, my brother and I do not have the same exact magical skills as our father, but we aspire to learn. But why an online store? Why now?
I suppose an online store is our answer of staying in touch with our customers as well as our family. We have always been a close family and it is important for us to build and grow what my parents started. But ,good gracious, is it funny. Haha ,you should see us here, trying to figure out how to add and create blog posts, build pages, add products, hahaha,, we are a sight to behold! But we are here online and here we shall stay. We hope to bring the joy of our store to your home, provide a mini vacation, if you will.