On 3/30/2014 I had just returned from a late afternoon drive in the country with my wife Sylvia.  I took out the big trash can to the street and as I was walking into my garage I heard this loud popping sound and the snapping of wood.  I looked in the back yard and to my horror a large 100 foot hickory tree was falling directly towards my house.  As it fell the hickory tree hit two other smaller hardwoods and a pine tree and they all came crashing to the ground.  Fortunately the pine tree barley missed the eaves of the house.  The only real causality of the incident was my bar-b-que pit, it is dead.