Roselyn and I arrived at 770 at around 6:00 p.m. on Monday. We thought we had certainly missed the Rebbe’s mincha by then (which is usually at 3:15 p.m.) However, we soon discovered that the Rebbe was still at the ohel, and hence had not yet davened mincha. This was very fortunate for us. We could now expect mincha as late as even 9 o’clock.

The Rebbe’s “mailbox” in the main office had about 150 letters in it. To the top of that pile I added twenty-three letters (from family and friends in Manchester) and My Encounter with the Rebbe, Installment 7. I also placed a cover letter in which I wrote, among other things, that I hoped the Rebbe would enjoy my new diary. I also advised the Rebbe that Roselyn was, of course, with me. This was about 9 o’clock. Shortly after that, the Rebbe returned from the ohel and we immediately davened mincha.

I had also sent a copy of the diary to the Rebbetzin; it was one way of informing her that we had arrived.

My regular “customers” were clamoring for the latest edition of the diary. Rabbi Chodakov could not stop repeating how “this is history,” and that I should make sure to provide all the libraries with a copy.

At about 10:00 p.m. (following maariv, and) only one hour after dropping off the letters and diary, I once again received proof of the Rebbe’s amazing vitality and energy and of the alacrity with which he keeps up with his enormous correspondences. Rabbi Binyomin Klein gave me the following written responses to my letter (written in Hebrew).

Re. Hindy’s flight tomorrow: “All that is mentioned should take place in a good and auspicious time in all details.”

Re. My latest diary: “Based on the past, I will certainly and surely enjoy the diary.”

We have now arrived for yom tov: “To receive the Torah b’simcha ub’pnimeyus [with joy and inwardness].”

Roselyn is of course with me: “See Rashi, in connection with Matan Torah the first time – Yisro [Shemos] 19:3 – that Moshe was instructed to speak to the women first.”

All the answers short, sweet and to the point. (I would have preferred to receive the Rebbe’s feedback on my diary, after he had perused it.)