This morning at Silver Sneakers class, a friend who is also recovering from back surgery, showed me her telescoping magnet, which she had received as a Christmas gift. It is very handy for picking up keys and other small metal objects. She had read my account of my New Year’s Eve mishap. This is what prompted her to show me her magnet. On the way home I went immediately to Harbor Tools and Freight to get one for myself. I checked it out in the store to make sure it would pick up my keys.