I am sure this is just what my parents were hoping to have gracing the top of the traditional family breakfront, when it ultimately ended up in one of their children's homes. Well, if the statue turns out to be more tasteful as a centerpiece on the dinner table, we can try that, starting at Thanksgiving. Or a hood ornament. Or a hat.
I write this, as it happens, on the second anniversary of my father's death. He would have liked teasing my mother about this slightly disrespectful appropriation of one of her favorite pieces of furniture.