He was a good neighbor
Re: July 28 article “Police suspect man killed by homemade explosive.”
Scott McKinney was our next-door neighbor. His presence still seems very real.
Scott was outside a lot, working on his yard, working on his car, fixing up his house. Whenever I would come home with a large bag of potting soil or something, Scott came and carried it in. When we needed something fixed in our home, he came and fixed it and usually refused payment, although a watermelon was fine.
We have photos of him with our grandson unloading a truckload of compost years ago. He let us swim in his pool and even hosted a birthday party for our grandson and friends one year. The last good thing he did for us was a big pruning job on a live oak.
Scott has been nothing but a good neighbor for many years, and our family will miss him terribly.
Marge Wood email@example.com
scott McKinney Police say he died Monday from injuries suffered when a homemade explosive device accidentally detonated while he was driving Sunday night in South Austin.