Memphis, TN - J. Russell bought his futon as a freshman at the University of Memphis in 1996. "I remember it like it was yesterday, walking into The Futon Store on Poplar. It was love at first sight", said Russell nostalgically. His bright red cover gave the right punch to his unfinished frame. Russell recalls how uncomfortable the dorm beds were, which led him to purchase his futon. "The futon mattress has springs in it, and I remember thinking it feels better than the mattress my parents spent a small fortune on," recalls Russell.