THANK YOU FOR THAT GREAT ADVICE/WARNING.
I'll make it a priority this week before getting involved any further.
You know, thinking ahead, I'ld settle for just becoming a platonic friend to help her out financially and emotionally.
It looks like that may not even be possible from her side though. So, very sad to me. I may have to wind up just praying for her only.
With all the kindness from you folks on this forum and with a lot of prayers by me, maybe this will all work out somehow in a way that greatly benefits her. I hope so. "It's not over till it's over."
You know when we would go shopping or eat in a restaurant I would sometimes give her the money and let her pay while I (eg). went to the rest room. Even though she was "poor as a rat", I trusted her completely and she was meticulous to immediately give me the change.
I find her to be such an interesting personality.
The only problem was that once I expressed some feelings for her she changed. I mean it was weird, did she think I had just been hanging out with for the heck of it. I mean she knew obviously. I guess she was just programmed to react to a verbal manifestation. I should have kept my "mouth shut."
Thank you again for your advice.