...a line spewed forth by Beru. Owens response is I know.
Knowing this and seeing Owen refusing to let Luke go to the Academy(I think he is referencing the Imperial Academy), do you think Owen was making excuses for Luke not to go. After all, Imperial Academy, word would have it that a Skywalker had joined and then Vaders attention would have been drawn to it. AT this point there would be no helping Luke out by anyone. He basically would have been a sitting duck in the Emperors and Vaders hand.