I think I've figured it out. I love winter and snow and no one seems to share my passion. In watching the weather on tv these last few days/weeks I noticed that the winter after I was born (51-52) was one of the coldest and snowiest on record. I also noticed that other years furing my formative stage were also some of the snowiest and coldest in recent times (50's & 60's). Mom liked snow too. I remember making snowmen and snowhorses with her when I was little, out in the front yard. I think loving snow and winter weather is in my genes. It certainly is part of my life growing up.
Good thing too, there certainly is piles of snow around. Parking lots are shrinking