In celebration of Children’s Hope Alliance’s Barium Springs campus’ 125th anniversary this year, ChildLife will feature stories from alumni who grew up at Barium Springs during the orphanage era. In our first episode of a two-part series, we are joined by Al Blake, who came to Barium Springs just before he turned five years old in 1952. Al lived at Barium Springs until he graduated from South Iredell High School. Listen to Al talk about how he came to the orphanage, what he learned working in the dairy farm, and what it was like growing up at Barium Springs.