According to all that knew him, Teavie was always delightful company and invariably pleased with the smallest gestures imparted on him. Give him a cup of tea and cook him some pancakes and he was “happy as a king”.
Interestingly, he had an unconventional hobby – he collected beautiful china. Allegedly, he did not use the china for himself; but served his guests with his treasured crockery. Quite often he bestowed upon his friends lovely pieces of china ware as gifts.
The memory of Teavie’s warmth and hospitality positively clash with the forsaken structure that has been left behind.