similar story here to many of you. Started playing guitar at about 12yo or so. Also had a Silvertone around this time. I do remember the first song that I learnt, Peggy Sue by Buddy Holly. I was doing OK until 19yo (Viet Nam draft got in the way). Made many half hearted attempts to pick up the guitar again over the years but could not get my head around things. Other priorities I guess. Got interested enough to have another crack in about 2007, about the time I found Chordie, and this time have stuck with it.
Started off this time with a Fender accoustic, pretty basic guitar but got me going again. I now have 4 accoustics, 2 electrics and a mandolin. (The dreaded GAS)
Many thanks to Chordie and the great folks on board that have helped me along the way. I know I would not have got this far without you all.
All the best