"We watch the news. We never ARE the news," McNamara said. She was anticipating Jones's arrival with her dress at any moment. McNamara's daughter Caroline stood beside her eagerly awaiting a peek at the dress her mother wore 30 years ago. Also present was Barbara Higgins, the neighbor who'd recalled the Tennessean article from 2012 that enabled the reunion of the dresses. Moments later Kim Jones arrived. McNamara ran outside to greet Jones. Hugs and tears were exchanged. "I feel like we've known each other forever," McNamara said. "This moment was four years in the making for me," Jones said. After the boxes were opened, Shannon and Caroline McNamara had their much anticipated mother-daughter moment as Caroline held her mother's dress up to the mirror and gave it a twirl.
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