They say a picture is worth a thousand words. For those who grew up on the Seacoast, these pictures are full of beloved and fond memories.

Maybe their mom was a book keeper at J.J Newberry for years. Maybe they had their very first job at Woolworth's or "Woolies" as the locals liked to call it.

Or maybe they furnished their entire house with furniture from Atherton's. Surely the world has always had it's problems, but I think it goes without saying that these photos were taken during simpler times.

So take a stroll down memory lane with me! These photos are courtesy of Susan Olson-Pendergraft via the "You grew up/lived in southern N.H./ME. seacoast if you remember" Facebook group.

Kline's furniture and Margesons were also brought up in the comments! What store brings back all kinds of childhood memories for you? For me, it's Bradlee's!