Saturday, July 19, 2008
Retired player. Currently works in the front office for the Los Angeles Kings.
Fan letter sent: May 21, 2007.
Autographs received: July 19, 2008.
Rogatien "Rogie" Vachon works for the Los Angeles Kings as a "Royal Ambassador". Sounds like a cool job, though I'm not quite sure what he does. Anyway, I wrote to him in May of 2007, and received the cards today--approximately 14 months later. Mr. Vachon beautifully signed all four cards in blue Sharpie marker. Indeed, he is royalty.
As I have mentioned before, I have recently moved to a new apartment--about 1/2 a block from my old apartment of six years. However, this letter was not forwarded to me by the Post Office--even though I filed a change of address form (and they did forward the last cards I got back in the mail). That was one of my greatest concerns when moving--that some letters, like this one, would fall through the cracks and not get forwarded.
Fortunately, I left a note in my old apartment for the new tenants, asking them to please bring or mail to me any letters that they might get for me. And thankfully, they did forward this one onto me. For that I am grateful. I will have to send them a thank you note...and maybe a few more stamps to cover any future post office screw ups.