Greg's aunt, Loretta is the woman he writes a thank you card to for buying him pants for Christmas in book 1. In book 2 Aunt Loretta appears at the Heffley's Thanksgiving get-together two hours early. Greg's Mom always makes Greg and Rodrick "entertain her" meaning talk to her until everyone else shows up. According to Greg, some of his and Rodrick's biggest fights were over who would greet her first.