November 1880 to February 1885. Erickson's diary details daily life for a 21-year old of that time period. She describes her sewing activities in detail, always noting what and for whom she sewed on a given day. She describes her courtship with John Erickson, whom she dislikes in May 1881 but later marries in February 1883. She offers some details on the dancing festivities of the area, always noting the number of times she danced at a given dance. Erickson mentions voting on July 4, 1884 and making beer for a social occasion.