I am being stymied in my search for LOR's. Some school specify that LOR's be on official letterhead. For those applicants with recent academic experience or work experience this isn't a problem.
For me, a much older non-professional student it is turning out to be impossible. UG was 20 years ago and the profs are deceased. Even if they were still around, they didn't know me from Adam. As far as employer recommendations, one of them which accounts for about 25 years of WE, went out of business and the other one has gone through so many downsizings, lay-offs, and restructuring that the no one who knew me is left in the company.
It's not like I dont have anyone who can be a recommender, I do. Individuals who have known me through my work and my volunteer activity. The problem is they are retired and don't have any type of official letterhead. The few people who could write a letterhead recommendation are doctors who know nothing about me other than my aches and pains.
It is so frustrating to me since shouldn't what a letter says about a potential applicant, be worth more than the paper it's written on?