I am glad you realized she’s one of your tribe. She sounds like one hell of a woman. I have met a few “Pinky’s” in my day. I think one was actually a lesbian. The rest, no. The preconceived notion was there for me as well. I didn’t care either way. I’ve learned that I really don’t care one way or another, as long as the true friendship factor is there. Period. Because that, my friend, is what is truly rare.
Awesome story, fantastic imagery.